Following our call out for applications at the end of January, we are delighted to announce that the Young Critics have been selected for 2015. We received a huge amount of applications for the 16 places from across the country and we were able to offer places to a broad selection of youth theatres nationwide.
The Young Critics for 2015 are:
Thomas Caffrey – Droichead Youth Theatre
Dara Eaton – Co.Carlow Youth Theatre
Somhairle Brennan – Letterkenny Youth Theatre
David Ronan – Co. Wexford Youth Theatre
Ryan Doherty – Donegal Youth Theatre
Vinnie McBrien – LYTC Carrigallen
Maeve Doyle – Footsteps Youth Theatre
Christine McNamara- Footsteps Youth Theatre
Aisling Clark – Duisigh Youth Theatre
Marie Lynch – Backstage Youth Theatre
Niamh Elliott Sheridan – Dublin Youth Theatre
Niamh Murphy – Co.Wexford Youth Theatre
Maryanne Brassil – Free Radicals Youth Theatre
Aisling Sargent – Dublin Youth Theatre
The first weekend of Young Critics will be happening from April 10-12 and promises to be an action packed weekend of shows, workshops, discussions and fun.
The two productions we will be going to see are:
Pals – The Irish at Gallipoli by ANU productions, at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks. Directed by Louise Lowe.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, at the Gate Theatre. Directed by Wayne Jordan.
Under the watchful eye of Dr. Karen Fricker and NAYD’s Alan King, the Young Critics will be guided through the elements of theatre and the art of criticism.
We will be keeping you posted about this year’s Young Critics as it happens.