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Laois Youth Theatre Recommence Workshops - New Members Welcome

Published: 16th January 2013

Laois Youth Theatre is run by the Arts Office, Laois County Council.

Portlaoise Youth Theatre meet weekly in the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm for age 13 upwards, starting on Sat 26th January. Contact the Arts Office 057 8674342/43 for more info.

Stradbally Youth Theatre meet weekly in St Patricks Hall, Stradbally on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm for ages 12 upwards starting on Sat 19th January. Contact Siobhan on 086 3300943 for more info.

Young people can learn all about theatre, play games, get creative, see how to put on a show and how things run back stage while having fun, gaining confidence and making new friends.

Portlaoise Youth Theatre have a new drama tutor Keith Millar taking over the group this year. Keith has a lot of experience in Youth Theatre and is really looking forward to meeting the Portlaoise Group as well as welcoming new members and getting started on new and exciting projects for this year.

Keith Millar is a drama facilitator with Kildare Youth Theatre and Crooked House in Newbridge. He has performed that role since 2007 having previously been a member of the youth theatre himself. In this role he has delivered drama workshops for Kildare Youth Theatre’s regular groups (including the weekly skills development programme, annual festivals and specialized Improvisation workshops). For Crooked House he works as part of the Outreach Facilitation Team. Projects in this capacity include Headspace, a 15 week drama programme promoting positive mental health with three communities of young people in Kildare. He has devised and directed numerous shows mostly involving social issues affecting young people. These include Proper Preggers, an original musical that was staged at the National Festival of Youth Theatre in Scotland. This summer he devised and directed Shining Stars which also traveled to this festival. He is currently studying for an MA in Community and Youth Work in NUI Maynooth as a result of his positive experiences with drama facilitation.

Call now to book your place. Check out the Facebook page for all the latest news www.facebook.com/laoisyouththeatre More information 57 8674342/43 email: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie or www.laois.ie

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