Upcoming Productions

11
Jun
2022

Cruinniú na nÓg 2022@DYT – Storytelling for the Stage Workshop

Date: Saturday 11/6/22

Venue: Dublin Youth Theatre, 18 Montgue Lane, Dublin 2

12
Jun
2021

Join DYT for Cruinniú na nÓg 2021

Date: Saturday 12/6/21

Venue:

09
Apr
2021

Debut One Act Festival 2021 Rehearsed Readings

Date: Friday 9/4/21

Venue:

19
Jan
2020

24 Hour Plays: Dublin 2020

Date: Sunday 19/1/20

Venue: Abbey Theatre

ASK THE PRO – Philip Naudé & Eva Scanlan

Past Productions

12
Apr
2022

Debut One Act Festival 2022

Date: Tuesday 12/4/22

Venue: Theatre@36

DYT presents our annual Debut One Act Festival – otherwise known as DOAF – with 3 plays performed each evening by members making their DYT debut, live and in-person at Theatre@36 in Club Na Múinteoirí on Parnell Sq.

**TICKETS ON SALE NOW**

 

30
Jul
2021

The Windstealers

Date: Friday 30/7/21

Venue: Belgrave Square Park, Rathmines

Dublin Youth Theatre’s annual Big Show returns as A Play in the Park, live outdoor performances in Belgrave Square Park, Rathmines with the support of Fair in the Square and the Rathmines Initiative.

12
Jun
2021

Night in a Cell

Date: Saturday 12/6/21

Venue: online

Join us for Cruinniú na nÓg for a free showcase performance of DYT member Harry Lawlor’s Night in a Cell, directed by Casey Hallahan. It will be performed as part of Creative Ireland’s Cruinniú na nÓg programme on Saturday 12 June 2021 at 8pm.

09
Apr
2021

Debut One Act Festival 2021- Rehearsed Readings

Date: Friday 9/4/21

Venue: online

An evening of rehearsed readings from 5 plays written by DYT members as part of the Writers’ Group, performed by First Year DYT members.

04
Mar
2021

Members’ One Act Festival 2020

Date: Thursday 4/3/21

Venue: online

Celebrate I Heart Youth Theatre Day with DYT and watch 3 short films filmed at axis:Ballymun in December 2020.

12
Aug
2020

ZOONOSIS [zoo – uh – no – sis]

Date: Wednesday 12/8/20

Venue: online

an online bedroom pop-opera about lifeforms in lockdown.

by Cal Folger Day
directed by Tom Creed

NOW ON GENERAL RELEASE: www.zoonosis.ie

Pets love a pandemic (mostly). Dogs never get to have their humans at home with them so much. Maybe the cats are secretly wishing everyone would go back to work. But our intersections with other animals and plants are not so simple. ZOONOSIS takes a sideways look at how the pandemic has impacted our fellow species on earth…

13
Jun
2020

Debut One Act Festival 2020, part II – DIPPED

Date: Saturday 13/6/20

Venue:

“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…

 

06
Jun
2020

Debut One Act Festival 2020 Part I – REMOTE

Date: Saturday 6/6/20

Venue: online

REMOTE – a play produced for the DYT Debut One Act Festival 2020, by DYT members and Director Ruth Lehane. Devised, rehearsed and performed remotely using ZOOM.

“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…” 

 

15
Jan
2020

DYT Writers’ Group Reading 2020

Date: Wednesday 15/1/20

Venue: 18 Montague Lane

Join us for a reading of scenes from the plays written in DYT’s Writers’ Group 2019-2020.

 

26
Nov
2019

Members’ One Act Festival 2019

Date: Tuesday 26/11/19

Venue: Theatre@36, 36 Parnell Square West, Rotunda, Dublin 1

Join us for our annual Members One Act Festival, otherwise known as MOAF. At each performance you will see 3 new plays written, directed and performed by current DYT members.

02
Oct
2019

The Sleepwalkers

Date: Wednesday 2/10/19

Venue: axis: Ballymun

The Sleepwalkers is an original theatre project co-produced by Dublin Youth Theatre and Pan Pan. After a successful run in the Samuel Beckett Theatre in July, it will be remounted as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2019 in axis: Ballymun.

22
Jul
2019

The Sleepwalkers

Date: Monday 22/7/19

Venue: Samuel Beckett Theatre

“When I was young I used to sleepwalk, who am I kidding I still do”

The Sleepwalkers is an original theatre project co-produced by Dublin Youth Theatre and Pan Pan.

14
Jun
2019

Members One Act Festival 2017 @ Teachers Club

Date: Friday 14/6/19

Time: 26 Aug 14:30

Venue: Teachers Club

Join us for our annual Members One Act Festival!

MOAF will run in Theatre@36 at the Teachers’ Club on Parnell Square from 22-26 August 2017.

14
Jun
2019

DYT@40 A Gala Retrospective

Date: Friday 14/6/19

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Project Arts Centre

DYT presents a look back at the last 40 Years

A retrospective look back at the work of Dublin Youth Theatre since its foundation in 1977.

14
Jun
2019

Members One Act Festival 2016

Date: Friday 14/6/19

Time: 7.30pm

Venue:

DYT presents MOAF 2016, 4 new plays by DYT members

DYT are delighted to present the annual Members One Act Festival 2016, which will run from 1st – 5th of November nightly at 7.30pm, with a special matinee for YT members on Saturday the 5th – special offer on tickets (€5). Performances will take place in The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

24
Apr
2019

DYT Writers’ Group Reading

Date: Wednesday 24/4/19

Venue: Fringe Lab, Sycamore St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Join us for a reading of scenes from the plays written in DYT’s Writers’ Group 2018-19.

Playwright Michelle Read worked with 7 members of DYT from October to write their own one act plays.

16
Apr
2019

First Year One Act Festival 2019

Date: Tuesday 16/4/19

Venue: Theatre@36, Teachers' Club, Parnell Sq, Dublin 1

An evening of 3 plays performed by First Year DYT members.

DYT presents our annual First Year One Act Festival – otherwise known as FYOAF- an evening of 3 one act plays performed by our newest members at the Teachers’ Club from 16 to 20 April.

13
Nov
2018

Members’ One Act Festival 2018

Date: Tuesday 13/11/18

Time: Preview: 13 November 2018 @ 19:30 Matinee: 17 November 2018 @ 15:00 Dates: 14-17 November 2018 @ 19:30

Venue: Theatre@36, Teachers’ Club, Parnell Sq. Dublin 1

Join us for our annual Members One Act Festival, otherwise known as MOAF. At each performance you will see 3 new plays written, directed and performed by current DYT members.

14
Aug
2018

The Comedy of Errors

Date: Tuesday 14/8/18

Venue: Boys' School, Smock Alley Theatre

 

In a strange city where everyone watches everyone else, strangers are never welcome. Two young visitors arrive in the city unaware that their long-lost twins already live there. But really, what’s the worst that could happen?

27
Mar
2018

First Year One Act Festival 2018

Date: Tuesday 27/3/18

Time: 19:30:00

Venue: Theatre@36, Teachers' Club, Parnell Sq West

An evening of 3 plays performed by First Year DYT members.

DYT presents our annual First Year One Act Festival (FYOAF), an evening of 3 one-act plays performed by our newest members at the Teachers Club from 27th-31st March.

11
Jan
2018

Dublin Youth Theatre Writers’ Group Staged Reading

Date: Thursday 11/1/18

Time: 19:00:00

Venue: Irish Writers Centre

Join us for a reading of one of DYT’s Writers’ Group’s plays at the Irish Writers Centre

The Dublin Youth Theatre Playwright-in-Residence is one of the Irish Writers Centre’s Community Writer-in-Residence schemes.

16
Dec
2017

DYT at Forty: A Portrait Series of Alumni

Date: Saturday 16/12/17

Time: 19:00:00

Venue:

Photographer and DYTer Aoife Herrity presents portraits of DYT alumni, staff and members as part of DYT’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

26
Oct
2017

this is a room…

Date: Thursday 26/10/17

Time: 30 Sept - 1 Oct 14:45

Venue: The Cube, Project Arts Centre

Dublin Youth Theatre is proud to present this year’s Big Show as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2017.

18
Apr
2017

First Year One Act Festival 2017

Date: Tuesday 18/4/17

Time: 2.30pm 7.30pm

Venue: Teachers Club

FYOAF 2107 April 18-22, Teachers Club Parnell Square DYT presents 3 performances from new members at the Teachers Club April 18-22.

17
Aug
2016

Rising

Date: Wednesday 17/8/16

Venue: Abbey Theatre's Peacock Stage

A modern take on the Rising of 1916 brought to life by interviews and stories collected by the young people of DYT.

29
Mar
2016

First Year One Act Festival 2016

Date: Tuesday 29/3/16

Time: 8.00pm

Venue: Teachers Club Parnell Square

DYT presents 3 performances from new members at the Teachers Club March 29-April 2.

27
Oct
2015

Show Me Love

Date: Tuesday 27/10/15

Time: 7.30 2.30

Venue:

Dublin Youth Theatre presents their annual BIG SHOW for 2015. Show Me Love written by Colin Thornton and Directed by Deirdre Molloy will take to the stage of Smock Alley Theatre October 27th to 31st.

25
Aug
2015

Members One Act Festival 2015

Date: Tuesday 25/8/15

Venue:

DYT presents the annual Members One Act Festival 2015

We are delighted to present the annual Members One Act Festival 2015, which will run from Aug 25-29 nightly at 7.30pm in Theatre@36, the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1.

31
Mar
2015

First Year One Act Festival 2015

Date: Tuesday 31/3/15

Venue: Teacher's Club

Productions of Attempts On Her Life and Karma by the first year members of DYT.

09
Oct
2014

Spring Awakening (A Tragedy of Childhood)

Date: Thursday 9/10/14

Venue: Axis Ballymun

Spring Awakening is a fearless portrayal of the lives of young people growing up in a repressive society. It is a play about discovery, desire and the loss of innocence.

22
Apr
2014

First Year One Acts Festival 2014

Date: Tuesday 22/4/14

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of The Forest of Invisible Children and A Play About Stories by the first year members of DYT.

20
Aug
2013

Members’ One Act Festival 2013

Date: Tuesday 20/8/13

Venue:

Productions of Life Without Shelter and The Blame Game by the second year members of DYT.

26
Mar
2013

First Year One Act Festival 2013

Date: Tuesday 26/3/13

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks of productions of False Truth, This is What Makes Us Girls, Shut Up and Deano by the first year members of DYT.

30
Oct
2012

Members One Act Festival 2012

Date: Tuesday 30/10/12

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Tarot, Three Monkeys and a Prince and The End by the second year members of DYT.

13
Sep
2012

RSVP

Date: Thursday 13/9/12

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Our aim was to make a world with the company of young people, a world in which the audience can roam and play and engage as they choose.

06
Dec
2011

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Date: Tuesday 6/12/11

Venue: Project Arts Centre

23
Aug
2011

Members’ One Act Festival 2011

Date: Tuesday 23/8/11

Venue:

Productions of September 4th, Tricycle of Horrible Notions, And Then He Was All and We’re Still Kids by the second year members of DYT.

26
Apr
2011

First Year One Act Festival 2011

Date: Tuesday 26/4/11

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Jigsaw, Party, and That’s What Happens When You Go To A Party…Things Spill by the first year members of DYT.

01
Feb
2011

Batsh*t

Date: Tuesday 1/2/11

Venue: Project Arts Centre; Scottish National Festival of Youth Theatre in Fife, Edinburgh

Set in modern day Dublin, Batsh*t is an unflinching exploration of the darker side of Irish youth; a no holds barred commentary on the pressures faced by the young people of the city and an uncompromising look at what happens when the pressure becomes too much.

22
Aug
2010

Members One Act Festival 2010

Date: Sunday 22/8/10

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Get off the phone, I need to use the internet, and 1992 by the second year members of DYT.

06
Apr
2010

First Year One Act Festival 2010

Date: Tuesday 6/4/10

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of P + (5 x E) + (3 x H), Not What We Had in Mind, Caring is Contagious?, and

Wake Up Sleeping Beauties by the first year members of DYT.

20
Aug
2009

The Cusp Assignment

Date: Thursday 20/8/09

Venue: Project Arts Centre

Created for and presented at the 1st World Festival of Youth Theatre, Vienna, in July 2009.

07
Apr
2009

First Year One Act Festival 2009

Date: Tuesday 7/4/09

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks of productions of Park Bench, Strike, The Invisible Girl, Yesterday and Incident Occurred and East End Tales by the first year members of DYT.

26
Mar
2008

First Year One Acts Festival 2008

Date: Wednesday 26/3/08

Venue:

Productions of Fairy God Father is Dead, Autobahn (Adapted), Road (Adapted Extract) and This Hit Parade by the first year members of DYT.

04
Dec
2007

Members’ One Act Festival 2007

Date: Tuesday 4/12/07

Venue: Studio 27

Two weeks of productions of The Libertines, The Professional Wizard Package, The Pyramid Triangle, That Would Be Love, Swords & Stones, Sally and This is s Story About Your Mother by the second year members of DYT.

01
Aug
2007

This is Still Life

Date: Wednesday 1/8/07

Venue:

So what is the show about? It’s about them.  It’s about those 17 performers who gave up their own stories, and inimitable personalities to the creation of a piece which could not exist without them.  They are the author and they are the subject.

 

13
Dec
2006

The Cripple of Inismaan

Date: Wednesday 13/12/06

Venue: Project Cube

Excitement hits the island of Inish Mór and the sleepy village of Inishmaan when the local gossip, Johnnypateeenmike, announces that a Hollywood film crew is coming to a film a movie on a nearby island.

30
Aug
2006

Members One Act Festival 2006

Date: Wednesday 30/8/06

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of A Day in the Life, Why Do You Smoke So Much, Lily?, A Play On Words and Narcolepsy by the second year members of DYT.

25
Apr
2006

First Year One Acts Festival 2006

Date: Tuesday 25/4/06

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Purple, Uninvited Guests and Chatroom by the first year members of DYT.

25
Oct
2005

Members’ One Act Festival 2005

Date: Tuesday 25/10/05

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks of productions Blackout Bob’s Midnight Cabaret, The Universal Language, Bang You’re Dead and A Man Alone by the second year members of DYT.

25
Aug
2005

Faith/Angels

Date: Thursday 25/8/05

Venue: Temple Bar Diversions Festival

Faith/Angels is an expression of belief through digital music and film, live song and drama involving a variety of choirs and musical groups from a variety of religious and ethnic communities living in Dublin.

29
Mar
2005

First Year One Act Festival 2005

Date: Tuesday 29/3/05

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks of productions of The Apple, Fishin’ Like Finn, You Are Here and What Now? put on by the first year members of DYT.

01
Dec
2004

Christmas Magic Show

Date: Wednesday 1/12/04

Venue: Project Cube

Christmas Magic Show was devised through a series of workshops where the themes and storylines were developed in collaboration with the members. The play revolves around a school of children’s entertainers, its students, and its neurotic head teacher, Mr. Spludgit.

28
Oct
2004

Red Ball

Date: Thursday 28/10/04

Venue: SFX City Theatre

An honest police detective struggles to keep it together when the rest of the force, including her partner, is corrupt.

02
Aug
2004

Members One Act Festival 2004

Date: Monday 2/8/04

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Fool For Love and The Ballad by the second year members of DYT.

01
Oct
2002

Some Kind of Beautiful

Date: Tuesday 1/10/02

Venue: The Project Cube, Dublin

Dublin Youth Theatre presents Some Kind of Beautiful at The Project Cube in Dublin.

20
Aug
2002

Members One Act Festival 2002

Date: Tuesday 20/8/02

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of East of Me, Places ad The Time, It Slipped Away… by the second year members of DYT.

09
Apr
2002

First Year One Act Festival 2002

Date: Tuesday 9/4/02

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Missing, The Last Laugh, All Stations – After Mamet and Well of Saints by the first year members of DYT.

02
Nov
2001

Oblivion

Date: Friday 2/11/01

Venue: Project Arts Centre

 

A play in two halves: One half of the show, ‘the play’, takes place in the Project Cube while the other half, ‘the dressing room’, takes place in the Gallery. Audience members, also split in two,  switch locations after the interval allowing them to witness, by the end, a whole.

In Project Cube one witnesses a struggling youth theatre show whilst the Gallery, staged as a dressing room, becomes the backstage area for this same youth theatre show. Each play half sheds light on the other asking questions about what it means to stage a play? What even is a play at all? And, crucially, when does a performance end and reality begin?

We sadly do not have much information on this production. If you have more knowledge than us, or were involved in Oblivion, please do let us know! You can email admin@dublinyouththeatre.comcreate new email. We would love to hear from you!

14
Aug
2001

Members’ One Act Festival 2001

Date: Tuesday 14/8/01

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks of productions of Projections, This Function, Solange, Rejuvinity, Anywhere But Here and Really Lamb by the second year members of DYT.

18
Apr
2001

First Year One Act Festival 2001

Date: Wednesday 18/4/01

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks of productions of Bell’s Hotel, The Ugly Penguin Scenarios, Obsessions and I Got the Blues, Babe put on by DYTs first year members.

06
Nov
2000

Timebomb

Date: Monday 6/11/00

Venue: Project Cube

24 hours in the life of Dublin. A heaving metropolis. Imagine an explosion. 9 young Dubliners detonate the smug Celtic Tiger, leaving a shrapnel of stories that tap the pulse of Dublin City in the year 2000.

16
Aug
2000

Members One Act Festival 2000

Date: Wednesday 16/8/00

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Pathways, Phear, Tuttifrutti, Litter Duty, Lost Stuff and What You Leave Behind by the second year members of DYT.

26
Apr
2000

First Year One Act Festival 2000

Date: Wednesday 26/4/00

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Je M’Appelle Marlene, Ice, The Limerick and Cherubs ‘n Cheekbones put on by the first year members of DYT.

02
Nov
1999

Members’ One Act Festival 1999

Date: Tuesday 2/11/99

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks productions of Big Fish Little Fish Cardboard Box, Deliverance (of the Box), Mind Games, Sofa Scene, Sweet You Rock + Sweet You Roll, Ragdolls of Remembrance, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and It Can’t Rain All The Time by the second year members of DYT.

28
Apr
1999

First Year One Act Festival 1999

Date: Wednesday 28/4/99

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks of productions of Do-Gooders, Stanley, The Midlife Crisis of Dionysus and LOL put on by the first year members of DYT.

17
Nov
1998

United Colours of Domino

Date: Tuesday 17/11/98

Venue: Project at the Mint

I’m Nobody. Every character has a personal journey. Everybody is somebody.

25
Aug
1998

Members One Act Festival 1998

Date: Tuesday 25/8/98

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Billie Comma Peter Comma Billie Comma Jane, Easy Come Easy Go, The Vicar of Nibbleswick and …..to B or not to B…. by the second year members of DYT.

14
Apr
1998

First Year One Act Festival 1998

Date: Tuesday 14/4/98

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Bar and Ger, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, Three Quid an Hour and Exit Music put on by the first year members of DYT.

24
Oct
1997

Pericles

Date: Friday 24/10/97

Venue: Project Arts Centre

Classic Shakespearian tale told by the young people of DYT.

18
Aug
1997

Members’ One Act Festival 1997

Date: Monday 18/8/97

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks of productions of I Love Jane, An Banoglach Garbh – The Rough Guide, Crimes of the Heart, Fool for Love, The Houdini & Crippen Syndrome and Bleak Insects by the second year members of DYT.

14
Apr
1997

Buzzin’ To Bits

Date: Monday 14/4/97

Venue: Project Arts Centre

The action of Buzzin’ To Bits takes place on a piece of waste ground in the middle of a large housing estate.  It is home territory to a motley crew of characters ranging in age from 14-22.

05
Dec
1996

Spinning Webs

Date: Thursday 5/12/96

Venue: Project Arts Centre

Spinning Webs is a performance play which grew out of a series of workshops between the cast and the writer based on the young people’s dreams.

20
Aug
1996

Members One Act Festival 1996

Date: Tuesday 20/8/96

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of 42?, Some Kind of Love Story, It Takes Two, Mirroring Angels and On Her Majesty’s Payroll by the second year members of DYT.

24
Apr
1996

First Year One Act Festival 1996

Date: Wednesday 24/4/96

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Crowd Scene, The Proposal, Wake up Sleeping Beauty and Eleemosynary by the first year members of DYT

06
Dec
1995

Happy End

Date: Wednesday 6/12/95

Venue: Project Arts Centre

The classic musical brought to Dublin to amaze and dazzle you with it’s dark gangster storyline.

22
Aug
1995

Members’ One Act Festival 1995

Date: Tuesday 22/8/95

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks of productions of Manmade, Medea, Tissue, Weave and The Wannabees by the second year members of DYT.

10
Jul
1995

It’s Only Words

Date: Monday 10/7/95

Venue: National Festival of Youth Theatre, Wexford; Players' Theatre, Samuel Beckett Centre for Drama Studies, Trinity College, Dublin Theatre Festival Fringe '95

Made up of ensemble as well as individual performances, It’s Only Words seeks to explore the darker themes of non-love songs and the comic potential of pop lyrics as poetry or dialogue.

11
Apr
1995

First Year One Act Festival 1995

Date: Tuesday 11/4/95

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks of memorable productions of Gotcha, To, and Hanjo put on by DYT

30
Nov
1994

You Should Thank God, Fasting for the Love of a Good Man

Date: Wednesday 30/11/94

Venue: Project Arts Centre

A sexual comedy by Anne Enright that follows the lives of three girls as they move from Just Seventeen to Cosmopolitan.

18
Aug
1994

HAUNTED

Date: Thursday 18/8/94

Venue: Streets of Temple Bar

A theatre piece that moves across the city telling a Haunting tale.

29
Apr
1994

No Peace Without Dialogue

Date: Friday 29/4/94

Venue: Youth Theatre Festival, Brussels

Nine young adults perform an original piece about miscommunications and language.

25
Apr
1994

Members One Act Festival 1994

Date: Monday 25/4/94

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Alone on the Autobahn, Promises, Promises and The River by the second year members of DYT.

14
Apr
1994

First Years One Act Festival 1994

Date: Thursday 14/4/94

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Riders to the Sea and The White Sleep by the first year members of DYT.

24
Nov
1993

The Girls of Summer

Date: Wednesday 24/11/93

Venue: Project Arts Centre, Dublin

A feminist football musical.

30
Aug
1993

Members’ One Act Festival 1993

Date: Monday 30/8/93

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of Worlds, Dancing With Dev, Color Blind and Miodamas – Piobaireachy Is Briongloidi’ by the second year members of DYT.

13
Jul
1993

Elbows Off!

Date: Tuesday 13/7/93

Venue: National Festival of Youth Theatres in Kilkenny; Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Dublin Youth Theatre presents Elbows Off!, a play devised by the cast of DYT and directed by John White.

29
Mar
1993

Whale Nation and Savage Love

Date: Monday 29/3/93

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

DYT presents Whale Nation, directed by Veronica Coburn and Savage Love, directed by Madeline Boughton.

22
Mar
1993

An Evening of Beckett

Date: Monday 22/3/93

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

An exposition of works by the famous Beckett such as Come and Go, Footfall, and That Time

01
Sep
1992

WAVE

Date: Tuesday 1/9/92

Venue: Foyle Arts Centre, Derry

A collaborative effort devised by DYT with Contact Youth Theatre and Ulster Youth Theatre.

17
Jul
1992

Sawney Goop and the Small Square Pig

Date: Friday 17/7/92

Venue: National Festival of Youth Theatres, Tralee at O’Connell Street, Dublin and Dublin Theatre Festival at St. Stephens Green

After the revolution, the effect of censorship was oppressive [REDACTED]

 

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04
Jun
1992

Happy Families: The Impact of AIDS on Families

Date: Thursday 4/6/92

Venue: National Festival of Youth Theatres, Tralee at O’Connell Street, Dublin and Dublin Theatre Festival at St. Stephens Green,

The story of a modern family facing a modern problem.

28
Apr
1992

Members’ One Act Festival 1992

Date: Tuesday 28/4/92

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of The Shawl, To, Womberang and Black Comedy by the second year members of DYT.

02
Dec
1991

Christmas Storeys

Date: Monday 2/12/91

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Three stories told in one building, three levels of Christmas and all power to the audience.

22
Aug
1991

Members’ One Act Festival 1991

Date: Thursday 22/8/91

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Two weeks of productions of Home Truths, Who Dares Loses, Ambitions, First Appearances and

Perfection City by the second year members of DYT.

16
Jun
1991

Betrayals

Date: Sunday 16/6/91

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

This play is fiction.  There is no record that the incidents it describes ever took place.  The play is not the conclusion of exhaustive research, (though I did find the research exhausting).  It will not enlighten you about the real life of the Joyce family.  But I hope it presents possibilities; another way of looking at what Joyce’s famous decision to exile might have meant to those around him.  And a way of looking at what life was possibly like for young women in Ireland in 1904.

07
Feb
1991

Was He Anyone?

Date: Thursday 7/2/91

Venue: The Studio, Dublin

N. F. Simpson’s absurdist play was brought to DYT under the direction of Marieva Coughlan.

07
Nov
1990

The Colleen Bawn

Date: Wednesday 7/11/90

Venue: Project Arts Centre

A suspense-filled tale of tangled love, misplaced honour and downright skulduggery.

 

12
Sep
1990

Members One Acts Festival 1990

Date: Wednesday 12/9/90

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Productions of The Hall of Healing, Between Mouthfuls, The Sneeze, Forgotten Heart and The Thin Line by the second year members of DYT.

16
Jul
1990

Tales from Havilah

Date: Monday 16/7/90

Venue: Lombard Street Studios

Language and music set to the worried thoughts of a child who nears his own birth…

07
Mar
1990

The Suicide

Date: Wednesday 7/3/90

Venue: Project Arts Center

Semyon Semyonovich is fed up! Word gets out that he is committing suicide, and suddenly poets, lovers, intellectuals and postmen are queueing up asking him to do it for them.

10
Nov
1989

Children of Eve

Date: Friday 10/11/89

Venue: Andrews Lane Theatre

Children of Eve was a co- production between DYT, The Abbey and Andrew’s Lane Theatre. Rehearsals for the production took place in The Abbey rehearsal room and the cast was a mixture of Abbey players and young Dublin Youth Theatre members.

Set in an Irish orphanage during the 1950’s ‘Children of Eve’ dramatises polio victim Breige Reynold’s quest to find out the truth about her mother’s supposed death.

15
Jun
1989

The Misanthrope

Date: Thursday 15/6/89

Venue: Dublin Shakespeare Studio, 41 North Great Georges Street

Soirees and salon intrigues form the backdrop against which the anti-social ‘hero’, Alceste, attempts to win the love of Celimene, ‘the reigning queen of bitchy wits’.

23
Feb
1989

1992

Date: Thursday 23/2/89

Venue: Project Arts Centre

1992 is a thriller, specially written for the group by Gerard Stembridge, who also directs.

 

07
Nov
1988

Gulliver

Date: Monday 7/11/88

Venue: Project Arts Centre

A retelling of the classic story of Gulliver with a modern twist on the perspective of his travels.

20
Jun
1988

The Plough and the Stars

Date: Monday 20/6/88

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Set in the turbulence of the rebellion of Easter, 1916, The Plough and the Stars is a landmark in O’Casey’s career for a number of reasons.

19
Apr
1988

They’ll Be Turned in Their Graves

Date: Tuesday 19/4/88

Venue: Irish Film Institute

The Arts in Ireland have always been underfunded. This has been detrimental to theatre companies devising their own work. Despite this, Dublin Youth Theatre has a noble history of work devised by its members.

29
Apr
1987

Brothers and Sisters

Date: Wednesday 29/4/87

Venue: The SFX Centre

‘Brothers & Sisters’ is a musical that puts present day Dublin into the Hollywood world of gangsters, mobsters, dolls and teenage kids.

20
Jan
1987

Leaving

Date: Tuesday 20/1/87

Venue: Project Arts Centre

‘Leaving’ portrays teenagers in the ’80’s at the point of departure from the world of school to the world of both independence and tough realities.

29
Mar
1986

Farewells and Testaments

Date: Saturday 29/3/86

Venue: Irish Festival, Brent

A new play devised by the cast and director Aidan Parkinson

30
Dec
1985

Charades

Date: Monday 30/12/85

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street, at Dublin Theatre Festival

New Year’s Eve 1899.  At 23 Upper Gardiner Street, the home of George Patterson (local slum landlord) and family, will there be a party to celebrate the New Year?

 

21
May
1985

Our Day Out

Date: Tuesday 21/5/85

Venue:

A Remedial Teacher, Mrs. Kay, is taking her class on a fun trip down the country, but Mr. Waldron, another teacher, decides to attend to ensure discipline and to ‘educate’.

 

And featured in the RTÉ Archives:

RTÉ Archives | Arts and Culture | Dublin Youth Theatre (rte.ie)

28
Jan
1985

A Series of One Acts 1985

Date: Monday 28/1/85

Venue: Dublin Shakespeare Society Studio Theatre, North Great Georges Street

Two weeks of fun and play with productions such as The Real Inspector Hound, Decibels, The Common Good, and The Cagebirds.

16
Nov
1984

You Are Invited…

Date: Friday 16/11/84

Venue: SFX Center, Dublin; London

A series of 15 scenes devised by DYT and Art O’Briain.

16
Oct
1984

The Rimers of Eldritch

Date: Tuesday 16/10/84

Venue: Project Arts Centre

The play is set in the mid-20th century in Eldritch, Missouri, a decaying Bible Belt town that once was a prosperous coal mining community.

30
Jan
1984

A Series of One Acts 1984

Date: Monday 30/1/84

Venue: Dublin Shakespeare Studio

Two weeks of productions, headliners are Lovers (Winners), A Day in the Mind of Titch Oldfield, The Living Hell, Sing to me Through Open Windows, and Audition.

21
Nov
1983

Bust

Date: Monday 21/11/83

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Dublin Youth Theatre is proud to announce the premier of BUST by Peter Sheridan.  This play was commissioned by Dublin Youth Theatre and was the first such play specially written for the group.

01
Jul
1983

A Series of One Acts 1983

Date: Friday 1/7/83

Venue: 23 Upper Gardiner Street

Death of Bessie Smith, Laughlines, and Chamber Music headline this series of one acts.

05
Apr
1983

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Date: Tuesday 5/4/83

Venue: Project Arts Centre

The classic tale of love and comedy by William Shakespeare given new life by the young crew of Dublin Youth Theatre.

07
Dec
1982

Operation Elvis

Date: Tuesday 7/12/82

Venue: The Studio

Operation Elvis is the story of a boy, Gary, out of touch with reality but his newfound friendship with a handicapped boy opens a new world for him.

18
Jul
1982

Dear Dirty Dublin

Date: Sunday 18/7/82

Venue: Bretton Hall College of Arts

Dramatised excerpts from the works of James Joyce

06
Jul
1982

A Series of One Acts 1982

Date: Tuesday 6/7/82

Venue:

Headline productions for this festival are This Property is Condemned, The Do-It-Yourself Frankenstein Outfit, Potatoes, and Alberts Bridge

22
Feb
1982

Dark of the Moon

Date: Monday 22/2/82

Venue: Project Arts Centre

A dramatization of a ballad from the American south with magic, love and twists.

10
Dec
1981

Flowers in the Rain

Date: Thursday 10/12/81

Venue: The Studio, Dublin

A play devised by DYT and Peter Sheridan.

16
Mar
1981

She Stoops To Conquer

Date: Monday 16/3/81

Venue: Eblana Theatre, Dublin

A comedy of class, courtship and dysfunctional families set in the heart of the Irish countryside.

09
Mar
1981

The Pigman

Date: Monday 9/3/81

Venue: Eblana Theatre, Dublin

Based on the novel by Paul Zindel, this coming of age story follows two boys and their unlikely friend.

10
Jan
1981

A Series of One Acts 1981

Date: Saturday 10/1/81

Venue: The Studio, Dublin

The series of one acts for 1981 are headlined by Something Unspoken, The Proposal, and A Revue

18
Nov
1980

Black and White and Read All Over

Date: Tuesday 18/11/80

Venue: Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Jugend Theater Tage, Vienna

Dublin Youth Theatre’s fanciful journey into the world of print journalism with some musical twists.

11
Jun
1980

Tonto

Date: Wednesday 11/6/80

Venue: Grapeview Arts Centre, Nth Fredrick St. and International Youth Theatre Festival, Vienna

A musical extravaganza devised by DYT.

24
Mar
1980

Beckett and Brecht

Date: Monday 24/3/80

Venue: Trinity Players Theatre

A jaunting journey through the works of Beckett and Brecht, joining the two authors in a new and exciting way by the members of Dublin Youth Theatre.

03
Dec
1979

The Children’s Crusade

Date: Monday 3/12/79

Venue: Project Arts Centre

Based on the children’s crusades of the 13th century; the story of the 20,000 children who perished, some through slavery and some through some other tragedy.

27
Mar
1979

Yerma

Date: Tuesday 27/3/79

Venue: TCD Players Theatre, Trinity College

This play by Federico García Lorca tells the story of a childless woman living in rural Spain.

19
Dec
1978

Romeo and Juliet

Date: Tuesday 19/12/78

Venue: John Player Theatre

An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed.

 

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10
Apr
1978

In Need of Care

Date: Monday 10/4/78

Venue: Player Wills Theatre

A story of star crossed lovers where nothing is as it seems.

10
Apr
1978

Winners (Lovers)

Date: Monday 10/4/78

Venue: Player Wills Theatre

Brian Fiel’s narrative of a young couple facing an unwanted pregnancy.

Debs

Venue: Channel 4

A new take on the social preconception of what “Debs” are.

An excerpt of the production, filmed for Channel 4, is available here:

RTÉ Archives | Collections | Dublin Youth Theatre (rte.ie)

The Quaranscene Series

Venue: Online

DYT members have been making short films of pieces they’ve written together during the coronacoaster. It’s a series they’ve called Quaranscene and we’ve been streaming on instagram and sharing among the members over zoom. They’ve organised the whole shebang themselves and we love what they’ve done. 

View all the Quaranscenes here now.