Newbridge conference for young people in theatre

A group of Crooked House performers onstage during their recent production of  'We Lost Elijah' at the Moat Theatre, Naas. Photo: Michael Donnelly
A conference for young people interested in theare will be held in Newbridge on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, 16 at the Hotel Keadeen.

A conference for young people interested in theare will be held in Newbridge on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, 16 at the Hotel Keadeen.

Run in conjunction with Crooked House Theatre and Kildare County Council, the conference will look at trends in youth theatre in Ireland.

There will be a panel presentation and discussion by Seóna ní Bhriain from The Arts Council and Michelle Carew alongside four active workshops.

The first will be led by by Bjørn Carlsen Raven from Norway and will look at the methods used in making theatre with young people.

The second workshop will be led by Maud LeRoy from Le Grand Bleu to look at some of the methods Le Grand Bleu uses in making theatre with young people.

The third work shop, led by Paul Gorman from Scotland, will explore some of the methods used when working with young people there in prisons, in disadvantaged areas, and considered to have fewer opportunities.

The fourth workshop will be led by Peter Hussey of Crooked House, to explore some of the methods Crooked House uses to collaborate with young people. Contact Crooked House in Newbridge for further information email: info@crookedhouse.ie or telephone: 087 2759420.