Youth Theatre – Creative Collaboration I

Cross border youth drama project leading to a new joint youth theatre performance.

This is a cross community and cross border project which creates an opportunity for  young people involved in the Manorhamilton Junior and Senior Youth Theatre to engage wth Fermanagh based young people in a new drama project. The project introduces southern and northern drama leaders Tori Lee, Declan Drohan and Sally Rees to each other and creates new opportunities for all to work together with a northern Belfast based and award winning theatre Director Paula McFettridge of Kabosh Theatre Company and the Fermanagh based playwright Carlo Gébler.

The working title for this project is ‘the other side of the track’ as it takes  the Sligo Leitrim Northern Counties railway line, which once connected and linked  communities and people of Enniskillen to Sligo and the villages, town-lands and communities in-between, as its point of departure. The project will lead to a new script and a new cross border youth performance.

There are skills development and inter-generational aspects to the project as young people as well as having the opportunity to develop their theatre and performance skills, will have opportunities to develop skills of enquiry seeking out stories and memories about the Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway from older members of the community working with Active Age groups and Historical Societies and railway enthusiasts in the area. Working with the artists Seamus Dunbar there will be a snubber of workshops enabling young people to begin to explore ‘the border’ and ‘border crossings’ for themselves.

The project will lead to a new script by Carlo Gebler and a new joint cross border youth drama performance:

Cross Border Youth Theatre Performance

The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton – Sat 30th March 2019 – 8pm.

Ardhowen, Enniskillen – Sun 31st March 2019. 7.30pm. (Booking for the Enniskillen performance will be via www.ardhowen.com )

 

At the first read through – Dec 2017. Participating young people from Leitrim and Fermanagh meet and read through the first script with Cárlo Gebler and Paula McFettridge

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