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County Arts Officer Siobhan Mulcahy. Photograph by John Kelly.

Clare Youth Theatre returns to glór

Clare Youth Theatre (CYT), an initiative of the Arts Office of Clare County Council, returns to glór this year for a series of weekly workshops.

Open to all young people who are in secondary school, CYT meet every Saturday afternoon and delivers a programme that includes acting, devising, writing and technical skills for theatre. With over 25 members currently from all over Clare, CYT offers teenagers a chance to meet and create with like-minded young people.

“Over the years we have seen firm friendships forged at the youth theatre,” according to Siobhán Mulcahy, Clare County Council Arts Officer.

She continued, “The development of theatre skills is primarily what we do but the holistic benefits of team building, self confidence and addressing issues relevant to young people in a safe environment is what differentiates the youth theatre from other drama groups.”

Led by Eleanor Feely and Clare Townsend, the group engages in community events, pop up performances and productions throughout the year. There are no auditions and membership is open including to those who may have a preference for behind the scenes theatre work such as scriptwriting or lighting.

Registration is now open at glór (065 6843103) and an open day will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

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