These are the 2021 Young Critics

This year’s Young Critics have been working together online since April 10th. They have already participated in three out of ten workshops between now and October.

They will watching and talking about digital theatre under the mentorship of Dr. Karen Fricker in Toronto and our own Alan King in Dublin.

We welcomed 20 young people onto the programme this year, expanding the group from the usual 16 places.

We are especially delighted to welcome Young Critics from recently affiliated POD, Dreamstuff and UCC Youth Theatres, who will have members on the programme for the very first time.

The Young Critics for 2021 are:

Chloe Anderson, Dreamstuff YT, Co.Kilkenny

Aleisha Archer Making Waves YT, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Sean Buckley, Complex YT, Dublin

Sarah Carolan, Explore YT, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

Aodhán Collins, POD YT, Virginia, Co. Cavan

Eoin Davy, Making Waves YT, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Ella Gittens, Kilkenny Youth Theatre

Pádraig Harrington, Rusty Frog YT, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Evie Howard, WACT YT, Co. Wexford

Anna Lynch, Backstage YT, Longford

Colm McAuliffe, Free Radicals Youth Theatre, Tralee, Co.Kerry

Amany McKevitt, Dublin YT

Avery Mulholland, M.A.D. YT, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Ali Murphy, Lightbulb YT, Mallow, Co. Cork

Ciara O’Driscoll, UCC YT, Cork

Éabha Phelan, Celbridge Youth Drama, Co. Kildare

Kai Ryan, Griese YT, Co. Kildare

Holly Thomson, Droichead YT, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Jasmine Walsh, Co. Limerick YT

Ciara Whelan WACT YT, Co. Wexford

This is our second year of running a fully online programme and offers the Young Critics an opportunity to connect, see some amazing digital theatre, voice their opinions and makes new friends along the way.

You can find out more about Youth Theatre Ireland’s Young Critics Programme here.

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