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A free, interactive drama workshop will take place this coming June as an introduction to youth theatre practice.

Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership (LCYP) at Kerry ETB and the Arts Office at Kerry County Council, in association with Youth Theatre Ireland, are offering the free drama workshop facilitation training to individuals over 18 years of age who have an interest in working with young people within a creative context.

Performing arts graduates, theatre artists, former youth theatre members, youth workers, teachers, amateur drama members, stage school operators or volunteers are all welcome to join the training. A three-hour evening workshop will be led by expert facilitators from Youth Theatre Ireland at 4.30pm on Thursday, June 9. It is free and is for anyone interested in upskilling their facilitation practice.

Youth Theatre Ireland is the national development organisation for youth theatre. Its mission is to support the social, personal, and artistic development of young people through youth theatre. It supports a network of youth theatres that deliver year-round programmes of drama workshops and performance opportunities to young people.

A unique passion for storytelling and performance exists in Kerry and the county has a long-standing history and tradition in the performing arts. Youth theatres are forming throughout the county with support from Kerry LCYP and the Arts Office under the guidance of Youth Theatre Ireland. Participation in youth theatre is proven to help build confidence and develop communication skills in young people.

For anyone interested in the evening workshop who would like a bit more information, Youth Theatre Ireland will host an online information session at 1pm on Thursday June 2 that is open to all.

For more information and to register your interest for either event please contact Hannah at the Arts Office at Kerry County Council arts@kerrycoco.ie.
Youth Theatre Ireland is supported by the Arts Council, The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth and Creative Ireland.

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