11 Jul 2013

DYT Presents @ Dublin Theatre Festival 2013

Dublin Youth Theatre Presents I’ve to Mind Her Written By Shaun Dunne and Directed by Gary Keegan

 As part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2013, Dublin Youth Theatre (DYT) presents their new show I’ve to Mind Her at the Black Box in Smock Alley Theatre, opening Wednesday 2nd and running until Sunday 6th October

 DYT strives to shed light on the lives of young carers in Ireland and their roles in the home. The roles of child and parent often become difficult to tell apart in the life of a young carer. These unheard stories are told through moving text written by Shaun Dunne exploring the relationship between young people and the parents they have no choice but to provide for.

DYT is delighted to have young writer Shaun Dunne as part of this production. Shaun is the associate writer for Talking Shop Ensemble, and has written many plays including, I am a Homebird (It’s very Hard) performed at the Project Arts Centre, Paperboy and Friends at the 2010 ABSOLUT Fringe Festival and most recently Death of the Tradesman which received the Fishamble New Writing Award in the 2012 ABSOLUT Fringe Festival.

Gary Keegan has been the Artistic Director at DYT since 2010, inspiring creativity and drive in the young members of DYT with whom he works. Gary has directed Thei si Still iofe, Batshit and Capital for DYT. Notably, Gary is Co-Artistic Director as well as Co-founder of Brokentalkers Theatre Company, a Dublin-based production company founded in 2001. The company’s recent works include Silver Stars by Sean Millar, which was part of the 2009 Dublin Theatre Festival, The Blue Boy, and Have I No Mouth, which premiered at the 2012 Dublin Theatre festival.

DYT provides the social, artistic and personal development of young people aged 14 to 22 from all across Dublin City and County. DYT provides weekly workshops in drama and theatre skills alongside social activities and performance opportunities. A beacon of determination and excellence, DYT has also been a part of theatre festivals internationally in its illustrious 35 year history as well as having performed recently in the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2012. This will be DYT’s first time staging a production in the Dublin Theatre Festival since 1992.

The 2013 Dublin Theatre Festival will run from 26 September – 13 October at various venues around the city.  The Festival presents new work from many of the leading and new Irish Theatre companies and writers, as well as some of the best of International Theatre and special events/talks complimenting onstage work. Full programme details can be found at

There is no evening show on Sunday 6th October, but there is a matinee at 2 p.m.

All ticket bookings must be made through the Dublin Theatre Festival 



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