You do not need to have any drama experience to become a member of DYT.
DYT only recruits new members once a year. Each year an Open Day is held for prospective members to meet our current members and leaders and find about about the organisation.
At the Open Day you can expect to spend about an hour getting information and will be asked to fill in an application form. You will be invited to attend a workshop audition. There are normally 15 – 20 young people in each audition where you will play some basic drama games and exercises and be asked why you’d like to join. The auditions will in the evenings in the weeks following.
Competition for a place at DYT is quite high with roughly 100-120 young people auditioning for one of 35 places. We try to have a balance of boys and girls from across the age range 14-22 from Dublin City and County. No experience is necessary! It’s more important that you have an open mind and are a good team player. You must be 14 by the end of September to be eligible to join.
If you are lucky enough to be accepted you are expected to commit to attending the all of the first 10 weeks of workshops, held each Saturday from 11am to 1pm October to December.
DYT is grant aided by The Arts Council, City of Dublin Youth Service Board and Dublin City Council, this enables us to keep membership fees to a sum of €100 per annum. Members are expected to actively participate in members’ fundraising initiatives.
To join DYT please attend the open day and fill in an application form. You can contact the office on 018743687 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.