July 25, 2024


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New Ross hosts first theatre and arts festival


WACT Youth Theatre are very energized to host the 1st South East Youth Theatre and Arts Festival 2022.

eginning yesterday (Tuesday) was ‘Proud’ – an exhibition showcasing the operate of 15 regional proficient emerging younger artists. This exceptional exhibition was launched upstairs in the cafe in St. Michael’s Theatre.

The exhibition will run for two months. 

Kilkenny artist and glass designer from Jerpoint Glass, Thomastown, Roisin Leadbetter, opened the event and awarded 1 of the artists with an ‘Artists Option Award’, deciding upon her favourite piece from seeing the artwork pieces anonymously. 

The exhibition requested 15 younger artists to think about what they are happy of through their artwork.

“The perform is heartwarming and inspiring. The reaction and support from the group has been fantastic and we are confident that the party will be a substantial achievements,” explained Joanne Donohoe of WACT.

The performance of the younger WACT actors aged five to 12 will acquire put in New Ross library on Friday at 4 p.m. It will be an thrilling showcase of nicely know childrens e-book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and an hilarious Murder Secret.

On Saturday the senior associates of WACT youth theatre will showcase a few 1 act plays. The event is cost-free to beneath 18s but you have to e book your ticket through the box workplace in St. Michaels Theatre to attend.

The very first perform ‘Mind Your Manors’ was created by Sadhbh Tierney, one of our customers and she also performs in the enjoy. The 2nd a person act perform, The Actor Game titles by Wade Bradford is a hilarious game exhibit in which acting types contend furiously for the ultimate win of turning into a renowned actor.

After the interval ‘Game Over’ by Michelle Browse will be executed by four actors. This one particular act engage in is for an audience of in excess of 16 many years only so be sure to be encouraged that young audience users will have to go away the theatre following the initially two just one act plays. Tickets for a raffle to help the occasion can be bought as you enter the theatre on Saturday night. Jerpoint Glass, Thomastown has furnished the raffle prize.

We look forward to inviting absolutely everyone to the festival to get a search at what youth theatre and the arts can present young folks in the South East. Youth Theatre is not about perfection. It is about getting exciting, remaining resourceful, using pitfalls, supporting each and every other and having care of your psychological health! It is about creating good friends and discovering the numerous opportunities that staying a member of a youth theatre presents.

WACT youth theatre is a registered charity and is a very pleased member of Youth Theatre Eire. WACT are grateful for the assistance of Youth Theatre Eire, St. Michaels Theatre, Wexford Co Co Arts Office, Supervalu, New Ross, Barrow Business office Materials in New Ross and Jerpoint Glass, Thomastown for lending their guidance to this celebration.


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