The force was strong at Dundalk Youth Theatre’s recent summer camp, when the members got the chance to dress up as characters from Star Wars and enter an exciting and imaginative space world.
The young people, some of whom were new to the youth theatre and had never acted before, worked on and played out scenes from Shakespeare’s Star Wars, a retelling of the science fiction classic in Shakespearian language.
The summer camp was the culmination of a fun-filled year, which included weekly workshops on voice, movement and performance skills, a workshop with external professional facilitators and many trips to the theatre.
The Dundalk Youth Theatre is facilitated by Edwina Albrecht and Pat McKenna, and is part-funded by Create Louth.
Facilitator Edwina Albrecht spoke of the many activities the students had enjoyed.
“We were very happy to invite sixth-class students from St Joseph’s National School and members of other Youth Theatre groups to take part in an acting-with-masks project we organised with Trestle Theatre Company from the UK,” said Edwina.
The Youth Theatre will restart on Saturday, 20 September at the Black Box Theatre, DkIT, from 2-4pm. For further information and application forms, contact Pat McKenna on 087-1605319, or Dundalk Youth Theatre on 087-2949637.
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