Crooked House Theatre Company in association with the Riverbank
Arts Centre is delighted to present a four day Festival
of Youth Drama from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 July at the Riverbank.
Kildare Youth Theatre, the youth section of Crooked House,
have recently won the Shell Connections Festival and are performing
at the National Theatre in London this month, the only
group from the Republic of Ireland to have got this far.
We are extremely pleased to announce that the Kildare Festival
of Youth Drama is sponsored by Newbridge based company Wyeth.
Youth groups from around Kildare are coming together to take part in
this, the first annual Kildare Festival of Youth Drama. Each group will
have the opportunity to perform a piece or pieces of drama of their
own choice at the Riverbank Arts Centre as well as take part in a host
of workshops including drama, movement, dance, mime and puppetry. The
Riverbank will become a hive of activity for the four days. The festival
represents a wonderful opportunity for the budding young actors of Kildare
to meet each other and share ideas.
The groups taking part in this event are Celbridge Youth Drama, Prosperous
Young Drama, Griese Players from Ballitore and Kildare Youth Theatre
from Newbridge, all of whom are extremely enthusiastic and have been
busily rehearsing for the past few months.
Performances will include ‘The Low Terrace’ by John
McKenna, ‘The Clowns Macbeth’ by Wayne Anthoney,
‘Act Three Scene Five’ by Terry Ortwein, ‘The
Monster that ate 3B’ and ‘The Minotaur’
by Jan Maloney. A full list of performances is available below.
The opening ceremony for the festival will take place at 7.30pm
on Monday 28th July at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge. We would
be delighted to have photographers present on the night.
Schedule of Performances
Monday 28th July, 8pm
Prosperous Youth Theatre present ‘The Low Terrace’ by John
Celbridge Youth Drama present ‘The Clowns Macbeth’ by Wayne
Anthoney and ‘Act Three Scene Five’ by Terry Ortwein
Joseph O’Malley performs a monologue ‘My Name’s not
David Mamet’ written by himself.
Tuesday 29th July, 8pm
Griese Players present ‘The Monster that ate 3B’
by Randall Newton
Kildare Youth Theatre present ‘The Minotaur’ by Jan
Wednesday 30th July, 8pm
Repeat of Monday nights’ shows
Thursday 31st July, 8pm
Repeat of Tuesday nights’ shows