November 27, 2018

‘Supplicants’ was a youth exchange project that took place in Athens, Greece, from the 5th to the 12th of August 2018. It used theatre, dialogue, and artistic collaboration to explore young people's understanding of the situation facing refugees in Europe, and to help them use performance to share the stories of young migrants and refugees. More than 40 young people from Ireland, Greece and Spain aged 17 - 25 took part in the...

June 11, 2018

TeeNEXTers is an Erasmus+ education project organised by Theatre le Grand Bleu in Lille, France. It runs alongside the international festival called NEXT Arts Festival (http://www.nextfestival.eu/en).

During TeeNEXTers from 20th to 26th November, groups of young people from Ireland, Belgium, France, Scotland and Norway meet and view selected shows from the NEXT Festival. They then make creative and critical responses to the sho...

June 4, 2018

In May 2017 we asked members of our youth theatre to reflect on tips they’d give, based on what they themselves most enjoyed and found most helpful, to any young group starting out with Shakespeare.

Things to get right if you want to do Shakespeare with young people. What would you list?

Charlie (17):

  • Distinguish between thoughts: Shakespeare is just as varied as modern speech - and like modern day humans, thoughts vary wildl...

October 26, 2017

Hi everyone, welcome back to the blog! This one's gonna be about Halloween and the merits of dressing up...

October 16, 2017

Everything is so well organised in the sedate, leafy suburb of Berlin where our Training Course – Step into Strategic Partnership – was located. Here, the public infrastructure is easy to navigate and the people are friendly. The regular and prompt U-bahn brought me to within 200 metres of the Hotel de France, a post-war cultural centre for German-French co-operation. The centre seems all glass and metal windows, large doors a...

October 4, 2017

Hi everyone, I'm Anna (23 years old from Denmark) and I will be volunteering at Crooked House Theatre over the next six months. In Denmark I've been involved with theatre productions since early childhood, and have worked backstage professionally during the last 6 years. As such, my main experience in the world of theatre has been practical, and I cannot wait to get a lot more creative while discovering life in Ireland.

I arriv...

November 17, 2016

This Tuesday I went to see A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. It’s the latest play from Kildare Youth Theatre, where I am an intern on an Erasmus scheme from my university in the Czech Republic.

The play was in the Riverbank Theatre, just across the street from Kildare Youth Theatre. It was directed by Evan Lynch. I know the director personally as well as the actors but I’ve decided to try to stay objective. The play takes two an...

September 20, 2016

We are delighted to welcome to Crooked House four volunteers who come from Europe. They are supported by a variety of programmes to spend from six months to a year volunteering with Kildare Youth Theatre and other projects run by Crooked House.

The first to arrive is Magdalena Gerlich from Austria. Magdalena, or Leni, is part of Austria's largest youth theatre, BiondekBühne (http://www.biondekbuehne.at) in Baden. We've had seve...

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