About the production

DOAF marks the first time these members of DYT perform onstage as part of the organisation after undertaking an 8 week rehearsal and devising process working with professional directors. The resulting performances take place in the intimate surroundings of Theatre@36, the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1.  This small and cosy theatre is the perfect space to provide a warm and supportive atmosphere for our young performers making their DYT debut. 


Each performance involves 17 DYT members, supported by 2 Second Year Assistant Directors. They will perform:

Chatroom by Enda Walsh, directed by Katie O’Halloran

A chilling, blackly comic tale of manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity. In an online chatroom, a group of teenagers discusses pop music, children’s literature, revolution and the personal problems that weigh heavy on them. DYT alumnus Enda Walsh’s 2005 play Chatroom is a powerful depiction of modern-day isolation and confinement, which interrogates the disparities between how we present ourselves and who we really are.

Runaway Train devised by the cast and Jed Murray, directed by Jed Murray

“We know you want to run away, we can help.” An abandoned stretch of railway line at 4 in the morning. Five strangers meet, summoned by whom?


Word Play by Stefanie Preissner, directed by Casey Hallahan

In 2009, Dan and Clodagh develop their relationship. 30 years later, Íde destroys her marriage.
In 2009, Emer wants to tell Dave her feelings. 30 years later, Bari wants to keep her loved ones from leaving.

Word Play is a fast paced tragicomedy about the malleability of language – sometimes it’s a weapon, sometimes it’s a shield.


The total running time is approximately 2.5 hours including 1 interval.


€10 and €8 Concession €5 DYT Members

Preview: Tuesday 12th April  €8 (€5 DYT Member)

Performances: 12th-16th April at 7.30pm

Matinee: Saturday 16th April at 2.00pm

ISL Interpreted performance: Thursday 14th April at 7.30 PM

Austism-Friendly performance, OPEN TO ALL: Friday 15th April at 7.30 PM

Pre-show pack (optional): Autism-friendly pre show pack

Seating is limited and tickets sell quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that these works contain mature themes such as discussions of suicide and strong language and are suitable for audiences 14+.


This amateur production of “Chatroom” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

This production of “Word Play” is presented by arrangement with Stefanie Preissner.

The digital programme for the production is available: DOAF 2022 programme


Cast List

  • Anna Capcerrere
  • Lilac Carters
  • Doireann Comiskey
  • Juliet Donnelly
  • James Durkin
  • Róisín Garcia Sacristan
  • Nora Henning
  • Sean Hudson
  • Nikita Leonkins
  • Sophie Mangan
  • Joanie McGrath
  • Eden McKeown
  • Nell O'Hara
  • Deksha Shankar
  • Chaya Smith
  • Baroness Esi Toah
  • Sam White

Crew List

  • Siofra Corrigan - Assistant Director
  • Matthew Cullen - Assistant Director
  • Casey Hallahan - Director
  • Jed Murray - Director
  • Katie O'Halloran -Director