Saturday, 22nd September 2018
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With Waterford Youth Art’s Summer Theatre project – 'Animal Farm’ coming down the line, we would like to tell you a little more about what the project is all about.

In coordination with a professional theatre director, the Summer Theatre Project aims to give young people as close to a real professional theatre experience as is possible, from day one until the end of the 6th week when the show is on. So it is a high pressured environment and therefore very exciting to be involved with.

As well as learning loads as an actor and performer there will also be lots of opportunities to get involved in other aspects of the show e.g. how the show looks - the set design / costumes / posters / lighting etc. As well as learn how to sell a show and get an audience in. Young people also learn to production side of putting on a theatre performance such as stage management, props procurement, rehearsal scheduling and production meetings etc. All of this is hugely educational and the whole operation is a team effort between the young people and the adults involved.

Each year WYA select a different theatre director to handle the project to spice things up a bit and bring some variety to the different performances. Each year WYA tends to go either of three ways: It is a devised show / a new script by local writer or in this case we take an existing script. Some of the past directors over the twenty years they have staged these shows have included the best of local and national directors: Liam Meagher, Jim Nolan, Jimmy Fay, Pat Kiernan, Joanne Crawford and many more.

If you or a young person you know between the ages 15 - 19 wants to join the Summer Theatre Project you should do so as soon as possible since spaces are limited to 30 people. It only costs 15 euro to register for this fantastic experience. You can sign up or learn more about this project by calling into the Arch on Barrack Street, make an enquiry through WYA's Facebook and Twitter pages, contact the company through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call reception at (051) 879377 for an immediate response.

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