In 2017 Dylan Coburn Gray was named the Irish Writers’ Centre Playwright-in-Residence at Dublin Youth Theatre. He led a group of 10 DYT members in a series of workshops on playwriting and mentored the members while they worked on their own pieces. From this group To Be A Bird by Amy Shields was selected for production as part of the First Year One Act Festival in March 2018 and Inbetweens by Faith Jones was produced in the Members’ One Act Festival in October 2018.  A staged reading of the initial draft of To Be A Bird was held at the Irish Writers’ Centre in January 2018.

Playwright Michelle Read is leading the workshops in 2018 for a group of 8 DYT members.