Fern Kealy is one of Youth Theatre Ireland’s Young Critics for 2019.
Fern recalls an action-packed first weekend spent with fellow Young Critics in Dublin from April 12-14th.
Fern Kealy is a member of Kilkenny Youth Theatre
Our Young Critics 2019 are:
Kevin Aylward- Limerick Youth Theatre
Maeve Bartley – Co.Limerick Youth Theatre
Clodagh Boyce- Dublin Youth Theatre
Ruth Corrigan – Mayo Youth Theatre
Susie Dooley – County Carlow Youth Theatre
Adam Dwyer – County Carlow Youth Theatre
Leah Farrell – Backstage Youth Theatre, Longford
Jesse Flynn – Dublin Youth Theatre
Fern Kealy – Kilkenny Youth Theatre
Seán Loughrey – Droichead Youth Theatre, Drogheda, Co.Louth
Jeanette Michalopoulou – Sligo Youth Theatre
Sinéad Mooney – Kildare Youth Theatre
Aisling O’Leary –Act Out Youth Theatre, Navan, Co.Meath
Grace Sheehan – Activate Youth Theatre, Cork
Holly Roynane –Act Out Youth Theatre, Navan, Co.Meath
Oisín Tiernan – WACT Youth Theatre, Wexford
It’s been a busy few months since the Young Critics last met in April as they have been honing their critical skills while seeing shows up and down the country.
With the Dublin Theatre Festival looming over the horizon, we reflect on some of the productions the Young Critics saw over the summer.
To whet your appetite for festival season, Young Critic Pippa Molony gives us this epic review of Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre
Elsewhere our Young Critics saw Pat Kinevane’s Silent, The Aspirations of Daise Morrow at the Black Box Theatre Galway, Asking for It and Wet Paint at the Everyman Cork, Mamma Mia on the West End, A Doll’s House at the Roscommon Arts Centre and the Deadly Wizard of Oz in Dundalk.
We will be announcing the Young Critics picks for the Dublin Theatre Festival very soon along with details of the Panel discussion itself.