The Debut One Act Festival (DOAF) marks the first time new members of DYT perform as part of the organisation after undertaking an 8 week rehearsal and devising process working with professional directors. The resulting performances usually take place in the intimate surroundings of Theatre@36, on Dublin’s Parnell Square. This small and cosy theatre is the perfect space to provide a warm and supportive atmosphere for our young performers making their DYT debut.

This year, things are slightly… different! Over 2 days, members will make their DYT debut at the very first online Debut One Act Festival (DOAF)

SATURDAY, JUNE 06, Debut One Act Festival (DOAF) – PART 2

Join us for a live online performance of…

“DIPPED”, by Dan Drumm – a radio play

Having come to Dublin for university, the chaotic nightlife of her city friends is unfamiliar to country girl Grace. She soon is faced with the hedonism of her eclectic group of city friends through the course of one eventful night on the town…

Cast: Áine Goulding, Caroline Roddy, Harry Lawlor, Kevin Savage, Lily Bunting, Matthew Cullen & Millie Moloney

Written by Dan Drumm
Director: Ailbhe Cowley
Assistant Director: Dan Drumm & Catie Grainger
Produced by Graham O’Neill and John Gunning

Running time: 20 mins

This is a live performance of a radio play. Post-show, the play will be available to listen to online.




SATURDAY, MAY 30, Debut One Act Festival (DOAF) – PART 1

Each performance involves DYT members who joined in September 2019, supported by Second Year Assistant Directors.

Join us for a live online performance of…


“Strange times.  Here we all are, stuck apart, but with a desperate need to communicate.  If only we knew what to say to each other…”

Cast: Abi Capeda, Adeyemi Edebiri, Brandon Lyons  & Shane Griffin

Written and devised by the group
Director: Ruth Lehane
Assistant Director: Kiara Murphy
Produced and edited by Sibéal Ní Mhaoileóin

Running time: 25 mins

This is a live performance of a show originally devised as a film.


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