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.