Upcoming Events/Productions

The Young Playwrights Programme 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Young Playwrights Programme 2020,  read-through's will be livestreamed next Saturday the 30th of January at 7.45pm on our Facebook Page.

The event kicks off at 7pm where we will have a livestreamed video call with the mentors (Jim Nolan, Nicola Spendlove and Martina Collender) who will be talking about the project followed by a video chat at 7.30 with the young playwrights (Saorla, Emily, Alex and Clare) where they will talk about the making and development of their respective plays and once that over the four short plays will be available for your viewing pleasure.

Not only are the best and brightest local playwrights involved in the project, many local actors and actresses will be voicing the characters in the read-throughs include - Nicola Spendlove (who will also be bringing her acting skills to the programme), Ema Lemon, Kieran Walsh, Cillian Jacob, Hugo O’Donovan and Gerry Kane. So, theirs not shortage on talent.

So, come along this Saturday and see the fruits of these young people’s hard work, witness a read-through of several plays which is something not a lot of people get to experience and embrace a bit of theatre.

Date: 30/01/2021
Time: 7.00pm

Location: WYA Facebook Page


​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 

Date:  Sunday the 6th of December
Time: 6pm

Location: Our YouTube Channel

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