As artistic director of Dublin Youth Theatre, Gary Keegan is committed to creating a dynamic and exciting conversation between professional theatre makers and the youth theatre members. Over the past few years, the membership has collaborated with incredible artists including Mark O’Rowe, Desperate Optimists, Pat Kinevane, Emmet Kirwan, Rachel West, Tom Creed, Eddie Kay and Brokentalkers to name but a small few.
Taking the torch to direct a remix of Pirandello’s ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’, director Jason Byrne (‘Phaedra’s Love’ – winner of Best Production at the IT Irish Theatre Awards), assisted by THEATREclub’s Grace Dyas and the youth theatre members, re-imagines the text – offering a fresh perspective for right here, right now.
Your money goes towards making this electrifying production happen at Project Arts Centre. Money pledged goes directly towards venue and design costs. With a cast of twenty young actors under the guidance of some of Ireland’s most exciting theatre artists, your pledge ensures that this production reaches its full potential in front of the largest possible audience. We are setting a target of €2500 –it’s an ambition rather than an end point. All money pledged will go directly to Dublin Youth Theatre’s 2011 production.
Over the past thirty years, Dublin Youth Theatre has existed as a dream space for young people. A space for development, wild expression and creative explosion – DYT’s physical embodiment, a Georgian house on Gardiner Street, has seen its fair share of drama.
In any given year at DYT we’ll have up to 100 members, aged between 14-22, on our books; with workshops and productions running throughout the year. The cost to each member per year is €80, in the hope that the cost is affordable to all. The true cost per member is in excess of €1000, and so we aim to make up the difference in fundraising, grants and donations.
Widely regarded as a centre of artistic excellence, DYT has always provided the professional arts sector with excellent practitioners as well as sending our creative minds into most other industries. Our past members stretch from Culture Ireland to The Paramedical Services of Sydney, from ‘The Wire’ to The Department of Education. It takes all sorts in DYT.
Thank You All!
From all of us at Dublin Youth Theatre.
"DYT is a vital part of the creative and theatre community of our capital city. It encourages our young people to achieve their potential as citizens and theatre makers."
- Senator Fiach Mac Conghail, Director of the Abbey Theatre
“DYT has proved itself to be an invaluable creative outlet for young people in Dublin and is a consistently exciting producer of innovative theatre by, for and about the youth of the capital.”
- Mark O’Halloran, Screenwriter & Actor
“DYT has become vital to energising the mainstream theatre culture."
- Sara Keating, Theatre Critic