Team Members

Sarah Bragg-Bolger

General Manager

Sarah is an experienced administrator in the arts and educational sectors. She moved to Ireland from Canada to study Drama and English at Trinity College Dublin. She also has an MA from King’s College London in Shakespeare Studies. Sarah has worked with the Lambert Puppet Theatre, the Gate Theatre (Dublin), Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe , the Edinburgh International Festival, the Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), the Toronto International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Dublin Theatre Festival. Previous to joining the DYT Team, Sarah worked in operations at the largest English language school in Dublin, the Emerald Cultural Institute. She is delighted to combine working with young people and theatre in her role as General Manager at the Dublin Youth Theatre.

Dave Kelly

Artistic Director

Dave facilitates regular workshop in DYT including the first ten workshops with the new members every year. He is also the National Training Co-ordinator for Youth Theatre Ireland. He led the development and delivery of Artstrain, Youth Theatre Ireland's full-time Drama Facilitation course for 16 years. Dave has worked as an assistant director on four National Youth Theatre Productions. He was the Associate director on the Children’s European Youth Theatre encounter in Cork in 2005. He is the author of Laying the Foundations – a workshop resource manual for youth theatre. Dave has worked as a drama facilitator for over 25 years working with many Irish theatre companies including Calipo, Graffiti, Upstate and TEAM as well as the Abbey Theatre’s Outreach and Education Department and on the Civic Theatre’s Tenderfoot programme. He has developed film based projects with young people for Calipo Picture and Theatre Company on the Sharp Focus Film Project, The Dublin City Arts office & CDYSB Film First Project:, The Dublin City Connects programme writing the Short Film ‘FLIP” and as a facilitator on the REEL Youth Film Project. International work includes work with the Liege Comtoise d' Improvisation (Besancon France), the 8th Children's European Youth Theatre Encounter (Hanover, Germany) and Youth for Europe International Exchange (Moscow, Russia). He has a diploma in Arts, Drama and Theatre Studies from N.U.I Maynooth as well as a QQI Level 6 certificate in Train the Trainer.

Phoebe Moore

Programme Co-ordinator

Phoebe Moore is an interdisciplinary artist and arts administrator, originally from Tipperary and now based in Dublin. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Sociology from Trinity College, Dublin which informed her interest in socially engaged arts practices. For the past four years she has worked within theatre and film as an actor, writer and youth arts facilitator. She toured as an actor with the Theatre in Education company Educo Italia in 2018 and regularly facilitates for the Centre of Talented Youth Ireland (CTYI), in partnership with Dublin City University, with whom she designs and delivers creative courses for 8-18 year olds. Phoebe programme managed the first HER International Film Festival in October 2020, a festival which provides a platform for young women in film all over the world. She was a featured artist in the 2021 Cruinniú na nÓg programme and the founder of SONDER, a website and hosting space which serves as a platform for young people’s reviews, opinions and creative work. Phoebe is delighted to once again have the opportunity to combine her love of Theatre and working with young people here at DYT.