Following another hugely entertaining and vibrant season of shows the team at Stagecraft youth theatre are opening their doors again to new members. Stagecraft are enrolling for the next season of workshops next Tuesday, 20 September from 6-8pm at their new venue The Hub, 49 Albert Street, Clonmel. Current members have to re-register to continue with activities for the forthcoming year.
Stagecraft accept young people from the age of 6 to 21 years. This year the company are diversifying yet again and providing three strands of training: Drama, Musical Theatre and Film. These three strands will cater for the needs and tastes of members. The drama programmes have been running since 1998 and are renowned for their child-centred and fun approach to theatre making. The drama workshops culminate in the full scale theatre productions, which are an ideal opportunity to showcase their recently aquired skills with family and friends.
Stagecraft ensures that young people in Clonmel have access to affordable arts facilities and are given an opportunity to hone their skills in a friendly and professional environment.
Shane Dempsey, Artistic Director says “2011 is a big year for us as we are moving into our new venue The Hub. This is a major development for us and will mean that our members have a place they can call home. Also, no less than three of our members have just been accepted to drama schools - Ciaran Laste, Kathleen O’Dwyer and Stephen Lafford are set to train in Dublin and New York. This is a major achievement and represents their exceptional ability and the training they received at Stagecraft. We wish them well in their careers and hope they can come back to share their skills with our younger members”.
Over the last 13 years the company has continued to produce a mix of new work with classic revivals. The dedication to the group nature of theatre is what makes the work of Stagecraft unique; the emphasis is always on the team . This philosophy is reflected in every aspect of the work and creates an environment where young people can truly blossom. The workshops are facilitated by staff director Lisa O’Brien and assisted by Aislinn McCabe, who will be making her directorial debut with the youngest group of actors in their production next June.
Stagecraft are scheduling a major drama in schools programme beginning in October and facilitated by Amy Hill. For more information on all its work log onto stagecraftyt.com or call 087-9476968.