We are delighted to announce that our new short film - Emerge is finished and will be officially premiered this Sunday the 6th of December at 6pm over on our YouTube channel. This short is a collaborative project between seven senior members (who starred in the film and wrote the script) and the director Rachel Ní Bhraonáin.
It was devised and filmed between August and November 2020, overcoming obstacles presented by the pandemic in the process. The film explores themes of disillusionment, identity and empowerment, with original music, writing and movement by the cast. So come along this Sunday and check it out.
Special thanks to Spraoi, Garter Lane Arts Centre and The Waterford Film Centre for supporting this project
Waterford Youth Arts is two months into the Young Playwrights Programme (A creative writing programme for aspiring young playwrights where they partner up with professional playwrights in turning their own idea into a fully-fledged play by learning the ins and outs of playwrighting) and currently three brilliant young people are working with local playwright’s Nicola Spendlove, Jim Nolan and Martina Collender in turning their ideas into reality.
Rehearsed readings of these plays will be happening during The Lit Festival 2020, so until then from all the WYA team we wish the three of you the best of luck with this endeavor and we can’t wait to see what narratives you weave.