NAYD’S Young Critics programme

Some great Insights from Andy McLoughlin, who was one of sixteen Young Critics for 2014.

Droichead Youth Theatre Online

This week we are fighting fit and back in action, with an account of NAYD’s Young Critics weekend by Andy McLoughlin!


The Young Critics Workshop took place last weekend over the course of three days and there’s a lot to talk about so I suppose the best place to start is at the start.

About two months ago, after drama, a senior DYT member came in to talk to us about this Young Critics programme in Dublin she had been to. You go see two plays over the course of 3 days in April and again in October. Accommodation and food would be provided and you would get classes on how to analyse theatrical productions. It seemed strange at first to be learning about theatre outside the context of actually being involved, but the idea appealed to me. I knew almost nothing about theatre compared to my almost embarrassing…

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