2013

Theatre Uncut Festival 2013

30th November 2013, Liffey Studio

2013

We were the only company in Ireland to take part in the global Theatre Uncut festival – a festival of performances of new plays, with the 2013 year about the rise of the right in international politics - all during the month of November.

 

We staged Irish premieres of the short plays The Wing by Clara Brennan, Amanda by Kieran Hurley, Pick One by Neil LaBute, Capitalism is Crisis by Tim Price, and Church Forced To Put Up Gates After Font Is Used As Wash Basin By Migrants by Mark Thomas. They were staged in The Liffey Studio - in Crooked House - for one night, and performed, directed and stage managed by members of the Generator Ensemble.

View the official Theatre Uncut Twitter page here.

White Noise

7th November 2013, Moat Theatre, Naas, Co.Kildare 

White Noise was a new play by Crooked House Board Member Mary Linehan and directed by Keith Burke, which charted a young man’s journey through addiction. The play tells the story of Stephen (played by Jerry Chikwe) from the point-of-view of his subconscious, while his body is lying in an intensive care ward after a serious overdose.

A new 60 minute playscript on the theme of suicide prevention, White Noise is the story of a survivor of addiction who faces the choice of whether to live or die at the end of the drama. In a series of flashback scenes,

the main character re-visits key periods in his life where trauma occurred and with which he is finally forced to deal in order to progress with his life. He chooses life and as such, the play has an uplifting, hopeful message affirming the complexities and joys of life

Developed over a period of three months, the performance was a blend of symbolic, dream-like sequences intercut with naturalistic scenes from Stephen's life.

 

It played in The Moat Theatre, Naas, for one night to a full house. The cast were Jerry Chikwe, Caolán Dundon, Jack Higgins, David Devaney, Elena Walsh, Mary Duffin, Aoife Taylor and Evan Lynch. Original music by Eoin Harnett. 

Acting for Austerity II Youth Exchange

6th-13th August 2014, Crooked House, Newbridge

Two organizations, Crooked House and Osmosis, one Irish, one Greek, collaborated on a project in 2012 called ACTING FOR AUSTERITY I, bringing together young Greeks and Irish people aged 18 to 26, who were active in the performing arts. The project helped them consider ways in which they could use their theatre experience to find work in areas like drama facilitation, youth theatre, community theatre and applied theatre.

 

Building on the success of that programme, this project - ACTING FOR AUSTERITY II - took place between 5th August and 13th August 2013 in and around the premises of Crooked House Theatre Company in Newbridge, Ireland.

 

The project was a cultural and social exchange as well as a sharing of skills and competencies. This project sought to explore the possibilties open to young theatre practitioners in these times of challenging economic austerity. Through a combination of task-based activities, interactive workshops, drama exercises, discussions, research, and presentations, the young people were enabled to explore the variety of ways they can use their acting skills to work as drama facilitators with groups of people for developmental, educational and political purposes. The primary aim of the programme was to equip the participants with the skills necessary to find work in these times of austerity when there is restricted opportunity for mainstream employment.

 

The participants' own experiences of unemployment, poverty, as well as the financial and emotional difficulties resulting from living under austerity, were the primary themes explored in the activity.

 

The young people found points of convergence as well as divergence when it came to their own individual and national experiences of recessionary living. Sharing these experience proved a fruitful and fertile ground for theatre making. In delivering this project, our aims were that the participants would:

  • acquire the skills to be able to co-facilitate a drama session

  • come to an increased understanding of group dynamics in drama work

  • apply their acting skills to help direct small dramatic projects with group

  • be able to plan projects that they could develop in the future

  • be motivated to find ways in which they can turn their learning into employment opportunities

  • appreciate the common situation facing Greek and Irish young people in times of austerity.

 

A number of strategies were employed to achieve these outcomes. Participants attended four distinct skills workshops on the themes of Playback Theatre, Political Theatre, Movement, and Ann Bogart’s Viewpoints, where they were introduced and versed in various methods of theatrical creation that could be used in drama facilitation in their own country. Discussion, research and practical drama exercises were utilised in these sessions to enable the young people to effectively and actively engage with the subject presented.

 

A series of devising workshops were also held, where the participants worked with one professional theatre-maker using one technique and from which a performance, on the theme of living in austerity, was developed. The methods and techniques used in these workshops included Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, mask work and approaches to making theatre with children.

 

These main activities were integrated into a fuller programme which involved cultural outings and activities, performances by both the Greek and Irish groups, as well as attendence at a number of high-profile theatre plays in Dublin.

 

Funded by the Youth in Action programme of the EU, the young people worked with Irish and Greek theatre artists to develop a range of skills in applied theatre practices. They devised a final public showcase performance in The Liffey Studio on 12th August.

 

The project was directed by Peter Hussey and Christina Zoniou, with workshops by contributing artists Mary Duffin, Martha Koskina, Rachel Lally, Brenda Donohue, Keith Burke and Patricia Lazou.

 

Project logistics managed by Veronica Bagnall and Teresa Gallagher. Participants stayed in the Gables Guesthouse in Newbridge.

"I think freedom is the key to every learning experience. We were able to express ourselves, get involved in activities and to participate in workshops in a way that was free; we were not obliged to do something that we felt was not suitable for us. I also liked the fact that all the workshops had a practical character. I am shy as a person and sometimes it is hard for me to open myself, so I was able to work on this. I also feel that I improved my acting skills, although I am not an actress, and I got involved in unconventional theatrical activities.

I realized that life in Ireland is much more expensive than in Greece, although both countries cope with financial problems. The weather can be depressing, which I think is an important factor for the high levels of suicides in Ireland. However, I loved the fact that most of the people live in detached houses with big gardens; the parks, the rivers, the natural beauty and in general, the existence of green areas, even in the centre of Dublin.

I realized that we have a totally different educational system and I also think that the Irish young people are much more involved in arts than we are in Greece.

I also learned a lot of things about the Irish history and language, especially when we visited the National Museum and the National Gallery of Ireland, where the Irish participants offered to be our guides. We had the chance to go to Irish pubs, listen to traditional Irish music and dance traditional Irish dances, so in a way, we got familiar with their way of life."  

- 19 year old Greek female

"The learning was different from school as it was more practical and less forced. I could evaluate my work by having informed discussions with other participants. I came from a military area so I believe that it is valuable for me to understand theatre of the oppressed and I feel I can help teach that now to my community."

- 17 year old Irish male

"I discovered that I have lots of abilities that I didn’t know I had before; and that I should be more confident and that I shouldn’t be afraid to “open up” to other people. I am going to say again how many things we have in common: politics, the unemployment, the hardships are the same. Dreams are the same. Life in Ireland, though, is more expensive than in Greece but civil services in Ireland are far better, I think. The way Irish people face their problems is also different, I think, from the way we face ours. I would say we are more demonstrative as far as our problems are concerned and we protest more while Irish people are more introverted and quiet."

- 20 year old Greek female

Photo Credits to Picture Boots

Pig House - Big House Festival 2013

3rd-5th August 2013, Castletown House, Celbridge, Co.Kildare | 7th October 2013, Moat Theatre, Naas, Co.Kildare

PIG HOUSE - a set of 3 new plays and a new dance piece commissioned for the inaugural Big House Festival, Ireland’s first festival of site-specific work, in Castletown House & Parklands, Celbridge, County Kildare. Created by the Generator Ensemble, directed by Peter Hussey, and made for the piggeries in the Home Farm of Castletown.

In Pig Party we meet two privately educated boarding school boys scoring some hash from the school caretaker’s son. He is determined to rip them off, but they have darker, ulterior motives for meeting him in the abandoned pig-sty. This play explores social class and misogyny in a tense 15 minute exchange.

 

By Peter Hussey, with Caolán Dundon, Paul Miller and John Cleary.

Soul Patrol is a comedy about a group of friends who have established an amateur ghost-hunting enterprise. Inspired by stories of the devil in hooves from the Big House, they arrange to meet in the farmyard in the dead of night with their 'equipment' to live-feed events involving the spirits they are certain reside there. Soul Patrol explores how teenagers can be vicious and nasty to each other when under stress.

 

By Peter Hussey, with Conor Burke, Allie Whelan, Katie O' Connor and Jerry Chikwe.

In The Vegan Alternative, a young couple meets close to the venue where their debs is currently taking place. They are out to sabotage the event, hoping to expose the cruelty of meat-eating and farming in a dramatic intervention at the debs. The play looks at how their relationship gets in the way of their ideals.

 

By Peter Hussey, with Megan Clifford and Evan Lynch

Orpheus Dreams of Eurydice, is a short dance inspired by the Greek myth in which Orpheus, having lost Eurydice to the underworld, can now only dream of her and regret his decision to look back at the last moment. The plays are separate and complete in themselves, but connect through shared characters, situations, events and themes.

 

Choreographed by Peter Hussey, Jae Suen and Elena Walsh.

The Big House Festival won Entertainment.ie's Best Festival at the ERICS for 2013.

Aftermath

6th July 2013, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland | 7th October 2013, The Moat Theatre, Naas, Co.Kildare

Aftermath was a short devised piece of theatre by first-time actors from the Ignition ensemble, created with Keith Millar and Marc Tuffy.

 

The work was based on the theme of peer pressure, and the power of herd mentality. It looks at the effect on a group of teenagers after they have taken part in a destructive incident.

 

Aftermath asks the question, what might have happened if the London Riots of 2011 took place in Dublin, and who would have taken part? It also explores the effects of austerity on young people's lives.

The play was performed and devised for the 2013 National Festival of Youth Theatre Scotland (see below), and involved a total of 19 KYT members and facilitators.

National Festival of Youth Theatre Scotland 2013

5th-8th July 2013, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland

Aftermath was staged in July in Glenrothes Theatre at the Scottish National Festival of Youth Theatre. NFYT is the largest annual gathering of youth theatres anywhere in the UK and often has up to 400 participants. It is run by Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, and Kildare Youth Theatre has taken part in it every year since it began.

 

Participants often fundraise to cover the costs of accommodation (a large, secure campsite in Fife), catering and the festival itself (workshops, performances and events). It is usually in July, and we get to meet many youth theatres in Scotland, with whom we've built up strong relationships over the year, but the project also involves the participation of youth theatre across Scotland and the USA. 

Often, the project takes place in Glenrothes Hall, a local shopping centre. The centre has a built-in theatre space, and empty stores are used as workshops spaces. These workshops are lead by facilitators from participating youth theatres and their content varies from Clowning to Movement and everything in between. 

This is Who We Are Youth Exchange

22nd-30th June 2013, Crooked House, Newbridge

An artistic collaboration between Crooked House of Ireland, Rogaland Teater of Norway, and Le Grand Bleu of France, with 40 young people making theatre about youth identity. This Is Who We Are (TIWWA) was funded by the EU Youth in Action programme, and by the Arts Council’s EU Local Partnership Scheme (via Kildare County Council Arts Service). The youth exchange consisted of a week of  workshops and performances. The project was coordinated by Peter Hussey. A final showcase performance was held in Riverbank Arts Centre, on 29th June.

 

The project used theatre to explore young people's understanding of their identity as European citizens. We worked with 10 Norwegians, 10 French and 20 Irish young people aged 16 - 18 to; explore issues of self image and youth identity using creative methods of youth-work and group-work; raise awareness of factors that have an impact on youth identity and self image (such as popular culture, music, all types of media, peer groups, national culture and tradition, gender stereotyping, family, and school); suggest actions the young people could do that would develop their ability to shape their own identities comfortably, and in a stress free way, leading to positive mental health; showcase the work of youth theatre projects and young artists in Ireland, Norway and France. This work is themed around 'self-image and identity.'

Daily workshop themes included Physical Comedy, Stage Combat, Dance in Theatre, and Physical Action, and were lead by facilitators of the participating theatre companies. A day was also spent on a cultural trip to Dublin. 

 

We brought the young people together with professional theatre artists from the participating theatre companies, to create collaborative presentations based on the themes explored during the project. The project was launched in Riverbank on Sunday 23rd June by Mayor of Kildare, Michael Nolan, Cllr Fiona O' Loughlin, and Arts Officer Lucina Russell. There were prepared performances from all groups involved.

 

In addition to creating a new piece of theatre during the week, the young people did morning workshops in stage combat, dance, physical theatre and viewpoints with artists from France, Norway, Scotland and the USA.

“One of the most emotional experiences I’ve ever had. Between doing what I love with people I love to actually falling in love, I don’t think people understand how much of a growing experience this actually was. I’ve been on exchanges before but nothing will compare to this.”

-Irish male, 17.

 

“As I write this, I find it hard to believe that we’ve known each other just a week. We have all become so close. It made me realise how, although there are many cultural differences between the three nationalities, we all have a love for one thing – theatre. It was lovely to see that such a thing actually exists.”

-French female, 16

 

“Over the last week, I’ve gained a lot of valuable skills and perspectives but above all the most important personal thing I gained this week is confidence. The confidence to make friends in a new, large group of people, even with a language barrier. I’ve new-found confidence in the person I am. I’ve the confidence to believe that I am free to be the person I want to be, not the person others want me to be.”

-Norwegian male, 17.

 

“It wasn’t all about making a play together. It was all about making a family.”

-French female, 17.

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June Fest 2013: 'Do Not Disturb'

31st May - 2nd June 2013 (June Fest) | 13th-15th September 2013 (Newbridge Grassroots Festival), Gables Guesthouse & Leisure Centre , Newbridge 

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As part of the Newbridge-based June Fest, and later, the Newbridge Grassroots Festival, Kildare Youth Theatre devised eight new site-specific plays for the 2013 festival year, written and performed by the Generator company in collaboration with Peter Hussey.

 

When are teenagers ever in hotel rooms on their own? How do they book and pay for them? Where are their parents? Taking these questions as their starting point, 20 young people began to devise short plays in which we meet couples, individuals and small groups in hotel rooms.

 

In Do Not Disturb we also continued to explore themes of mental health and young people. The audience sat or stood around the hotel room and the actors performed as if the audience were not there. When the pieces in one room concluded the audience swapped rooms and saw pieces in the second room. There were no scenes of a sexual nature, but there was strong language in some plays, and some ‘off-stage’ violence. Places were restricted to 10 per room and they booked out quickly. 

 

PAJAMA PARTY by Peter Hussey with Conor Burke, Eadaoin Barrett, Elena Walsh, Katie O' Connor and Emma Lynch. On a school trip away some of the girls have smuggled drink (and a boy) into their bedroom but a knock on the door starts an escalation of events into a comic crisis. Pyjama Party explores the nastiness of a drunken herd-mentality as exhibited by these characters.

 

IMPACT by and with Aoife Carew, Jerry Chickwe and John Cleary. A controlling boyfriend goes too far, but his girlfriend feels powerless to stop him. This play explores the way we use emotional blackmail to get what we want, even if it means we subjugate the rights of others.

 

NORMAL by Peter Hussey, Lauren Aherne, and Caolán Dundon. Performed by Lauren and Caolán. Heather is the only one in her family who can calm Ultan, her autistic brother. Everyone relies on her to take charge when he gets agitated. When something upsets him at a family night away, she is called in to help. As she settles him, she sees her future drift away from her. This play is inspired by James Joyce’s Eveline, recalling the sacrifices one young woman makes in order to serve her family.

 

TOUGH by and with David Devaney, Jack Higgins, Eoin Harnett and John Cleary. A hotel worker is bullied by his classmates but the tables turn when he calls in support. A play exploring male aggression and secrecy.

 

NOVOCAINE by and with Jae Suen and Aoife Taylor. A dance piece with dialogue about the break up of a relationship. A young couple meet to try to resolve their differences: she is too busy with her part-time job in the hotel to spend time with him. He wants to break up.

 

THE PACT by Peter Hussey, Emma Finegan and Emma Lynch. Performed by Emma F and Emma L. Two teenage girls make a pact to do something very serious, but one of them backs out at the last minute. This play explores the effect on young teenagers of relentless bullying, and shows how the glamorizing of suicide never solves any problem.

 

TALK DOWN by and with Mary Kiely and John Cleary, edited by Peter Hussey. Oscar is depressed and feels there is no way out except to take his life. But he is interrupted by Allie, who works in the hotel, and who seems to have no sympathy for his plight.

 

SIDE EFFECTS by Eoin Harnett and Peter Hussey. A young man details his life-long battle with depression and anxiety, and describes the effect taking the prescribed drug,  Sertolin Hydrochloride, has had on him. The side effects of the drug, which are printed on the information leaflet, are 'recounted' by a glamorous woman in the room (Gemma Carey), punctuating his monologue with startling facts.

Many thanks to the Gables Guest Lodge & Leisure Centre for offering their rooms for performance spaces.

A recording of all these plays can be viewed on our 2013 YouTube Playlist.

William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'

1st-2nd May 2013, The Moat Theatre, Naas, Co.Kildare

Kildare Youth Theatre has a long and proud history of staging Shakespearean drama in exciting productions with professional directors, voice coaches and theatre-makers. Our 2013 performance of Macbeth was timed to serve as a flash revision for all Leaving Cert students just weeks before their English exam. It was also aimed at a general audience of non-school-going public.

 

It is unique in Ireland for a group of Leaving Cert students to come together and work for several months on a radical, dynamic production of the play they are studying for their exams. This interpretation is faithful to the text, and draws special attention to the quieter, 'filler' scenes in the play, where characters are deepened and themes are exposed more subtly.

 

In director Peter Hussey's version, the kingdom of Scotland is in turmoil, and the poor and dispossessed are at the mercy of warring factions and kings. The murderer's speech; 

 

(I am one, my liege, / Whom the vile blows and buffets of the world / Have so incensed that I am reckless what / I do to spite the world)

 

is a key note in this production, which shows the poor, the servants, the soldiers, and the witches all as one class pitted against the ruling class. The production draws parallels with contemporary Syria and Gaza, and the Arab Spring, where the fight for freedom against dictators and repressive regimes still goes on.

 

In this land there are many witches: the poor have turned to any means possible, including witchcraft, to help them rid their country of intolerant dictators. Although only 3 of the witches speak, they have infiltrated the regime, posing as servants and aides (Seyton, for example) in an attempt to bring it down.

 

This is Kildare Youth Theatre's third production of Macbeth (as of its time of performance), the others were in 2003 and 2007.

 

In October the Arts Council interviewed the cast members and crew, and used some of the production film, for material for their pilot Performing Arts Learning Support (PALS) project. See below a series of videos relating to this project and our Macbeth production:

CAST:

Macbeth - Paul Miller

Lady Macbeth - Aoife Carew

Banquo - Jerry Chickwe

Macduff - Caolán Dundon

Lady Macduff - Eadaoin Barrett

Duncan - Ronan Maher

Malcolm - John Cleary

Donalbain - Orla Geoghegan

Wyrd Sisters - Jae Suen, Megan Clifford,

Elena Walsh, Katie O' Connor, Allie Whelan

Lennox - Aoife Taylor

Ross - Megan McSorley

Angus - Elena Walsh

Caithness - Emma Lynch

Siward - David Devaney

Young Siward - Evan Lynch

Young Macduff - Séan O' Brien

Fleance - Evan Lynch

Murderer 1 - Ciarán Brennan

Murderer 2 - Jack McHale

Porter - Edel Kelly

Doctor - Terry Norman

Waiting Woman - Katie O' Connor

Wounded Captain - Eoin Harnett

Messenger - Éimhear Donoghue

PRODUCTION:

 

Directed by Peter Hussey

Designed by Peter Hussey

 

Lighting Crew: Adrian Dempsey, Ryan Dee, Dylan Aspell, Conor Rowe and Gary Monaghan

Lighting Design: Paul Winters

Sound & Original Soundtrack: Niall Linton

Technical Manager: Keith Burke

Film & Projections: Tristan Reville

Photo Credits: Dean Kelly Photography/Picture Boots

Testimonies

21st March 2013, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Co.Dublin | 28th May 2013, National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Co.Dublin

We were commissioned by the Trócaire charity to work on a creative presentation for their 40th anniversary conference in March of 2013. The brief was to create dramatic performance material from case studies emerging from their latest research into the effectiveness of aid in countries where Trócaire has been active in the past 40 years.

 

A devised performance was created by a collection of Kildare Youth Theatre members, was directed by Peter Hussey, and was performed in The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin. A later version of Testimonies was performed at the Dóchas Conference, and another at a Poetry Ireland / Trócaire event in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, on 28th May.

 

CAST & PRODUCTION:

Lata / Chorus: Aoife Carew

Narrator 1 / Chorus / Modesta: Eadaoin Barrett

Narrator 2 / Chorus / Sahr: Jerry Iwu 

Mathias / Chrous: Caolán Dundon 

Tajdar / Chorus: Conor Burke 

Projections: Amy Anderson, Trócaire

Scripts developed by: the cast and director, based on Trocaire’s research.

Advised and assisted by Amy Anderson, and the Dev Ed Team, Trócaire

In Pieces

26th-27th February 2013, The Moat Theatre, Naas, Co.Kildare

The In Pieces showcase was a collection of films and performances inspired by mental health issues. We had been exploring this theme in a number of media over the previous months, with funding from Electic Ireland's Electric Aid programme and from the HSE National Lottery Grant allocation. The collection was performed twice.

 

The evening began with Promise, a two-minute film made by Design for Life for the Dept of Education & Skills about safer internet use, and performed by Kildare Youth Theatre actors.

 

This was followed by the one-person play Karamazoo performed by Caolán Dundon and directed by Peter Hussey. This piece is about a 15 year old who tries to cope with the loss of his mother by creating a hard, uncaring new identity for himself. The play shows us the personal impact of political decisions (such as cuts to community care and resources).

 

Then we staged To Pieces, a four-minute dance created by choreographer Cathy O’ Kennedy with our Kildare Young People’s Dance Company, looking at isolation and connection.

 

An early version of Aftermath was then presented. It was a short devised piece of theatre by first-time actors from our youth theatre (aged 14 – 16), created with Keith Millar and Marc Tuffy. This was a work-in-progress on the theme of peer pressure, and the power of herd mentality. It looks at the effect on a group of teenagers after they have taken part in a destructive incident.

 

The main part of the programme was our 2013 NT Connections play, We Lost Elijah by Ryan Craig, directed by Peter Hussey (see below).

 

 

NT Connections 2013: 'We Lost Elijah'

26th-27th February 2013, The Moat Theatre, Naas, Co.Kildare

In ​We Lost Elijah, Grace seems to have it all. She is going out with Malachi, the most charismatic boy in the school - a young entrepreneur whose talent has got him on the TV. But Grace wants to make sure she keeps him. How can she make him depend upon her more? How does she make herself indispensable to him?

 

When she accidentally discovers that Malachi's brother, Elijah, is depressed and suicidal, she hits on a plan. It's risky, and very dangerous. It involves deception on a grand scale, media appearances, a benefit gig, and 10 days of captivity in a disused garden shed.

 

This is a brand new play exploring how one girl's Machievellian plans spirals out of control. It looks at the issue of depression, showing how young people can fall into the trap of dramatising and glamorising the least helpful ways of dealing with it.

 

We Lost Elijah is the 28th new play to be performed by KYT in the Connections programme since 2003, making this young company one of the most prolific producers of new writing for young people in Ireland. The National Theatre's Connection Festival is yearly gathering of youth theatres across the UK & Ireland who perform newly devised plays for teenagers.

 

It featured a cast of young performers from Newbridge, Naas, Kilcullen, The Curragh, Rathangan, Kildare and Milltown.

 

CAST:

 

Grace - Eadaoin Barrett

Elijah - Caolán Dundon

Kara - Allie Whelan

Malachi - John Cleary

Becky Myers - Aoife Taylor

Hanna - Aoife Carew

Shana - Edel Kelly

Maxwell - Kyle Walsh

Titus - Jack Higgins

Priest - Jerry Iwu-Chikwe

Chorus - Katie O' Connor & Elena Walsh

 

PRODUCTION CREW:

Lighting Design - Keith Burke

Costume - Megan McSorley, Emma Lynch

Technical - Stage Lighting Workshop (Adrian Dempsey, Ryan Dee, Karl Botfield, Conor Rowe, and Gary Monahan)

Graphic Design - Luciano Licciardello

Stage Assistant - Jae Suen

Photography - Michael Donnelly

A review of We Lost Elijah can be read on our Awards & Reviews page.

Promise

January 2013, The Lír

Promise was a short movie featuring Kildare Youth Theatre actors, made by Design For Life for the Safer Internet Ireland Awareness Centre, a Professional Development Service for Teachers organised by Technology in Education (PDST), and Watch Your Space.

 

This film features young performers from Kildare Youth Theatre and was recorded in January 2013 in The Lír College, Dublin and was a  part of a nation-wide government initiative to help prevent cyberbullying.

CAST:

Eadaoin Barrett | Aoife Carew | John Cleary | Caolán Dundon | Jerry Iwu | Emma Lynch | Lauren McCormack | Conor McLoughlin | Megan McSorley | Paul Miller | Amy Monaghan | Aofie Taylor | Jae Suen | Allie Whelan.

All actors played themselves/unnamed characters.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

PDST Team: Simon Grehan, Stepen Dunne.

DESIGN FOR LIFE Team:

Director of Production: Eammon Nolan

Assistant Camera: Damien Dunne

Location Sound: Jon Kelly

Art Direction: Colm Ó Foghlú

Hair & Makeup:  Emma Farrell

Production Assistant: Luke Page

Edited by: Jon Kelly

Music by: Kevin Murray

Produced by: Design for Life

Written by: Celine Kiernan

Directed by: Simon Daniels

Miscellaneous

See below a collection of some other significant moments in 2013

RTÉ Big Music Week is a celebration of Irish music and happens throughout the country. Local Newbridge schools all held events for the 2013 season, hosting mini gigs involving students and celebrating all that is good with Irish culture.

A Kildare Youth Theatre member recorded the week and produced a short film based on the events which took place in Newbridge.