Upcoming Events/Productions

Online Visual Arts Workshops


Interesting times ahead for Waterford Youth Arts, as we running the majority of our
workshops - Creative Writing, Drama, Film and Visual Arts are being run digitally
through Zoom for Free.

Workshops start the week beginning Monday the 27th of April and will be running
for five weeks, see our schedule for the times and days - https://bit.ly/2REEEda.
This term we are only accepting registrations through eventbrite - 
http://waterfordyoutharts.eventbrite.ie/ so sign up today to not miss out.

The Young Playwrights Programme


The Young Playwrights Programme is a brand new creative writing programme for aspiring playwrights

From now until the 24th of April, we are calling upon young writers (14 to 19 years) to submit a short play or an extract from a longer work, maximum length of 15 minutes. Three submissions will then be selected and the young writers will be mentored by professional playwrights - Nicola Spendlove, Jim Nolan and Martina Collender, with the final result being a rehearsed reading of the selected plays as part of The Lit Festival 2020.

The Young Playwrights Programme aims to encourage and nurture the talents of young local writers and to give them the challenge of writing plays. Through this new programme we hope it will give them new skills and create exciting pieces of Theatre and give them the opportunity for their work to reach a wider audience.

All submissions should be sent to info@waterfordyoutharts.com 
by Friday 24th April, where they will be evaluated by our
panel of writers and feedback will be provided to all playwrights
even if their work is not selected, so get out there and get writing.

The Machine – A Waterford Youth Arts and Brothers of Charity Services Waterford Production

As strong as a bull, as fast as lightning, the ability to bend time and space… for Professor Clamclogs new invention anything is possible. But when a new villain – ‘Dr Evil Knieval is loose on the streets of Waterford’and learns about this new machine things become… dangerous.  Luckily there's a bunch of everyday heroes turned super to answer the call, to work together and fight against this unpredictable villain.

This production was directed by Liam Meagher and created by the cast of twenty actors who spent a number of workshops with Liam and together they created their own superhero story. Keith Currams shot the film and John Loftus edited the footage, local artist Declan Pierce created the drawings which are essential to the look of the film, audio was handled by Heather Troy Whelan and Éadaoin Walsh wrote the musical score and also took charge of Production, costumes by Shauna Farrell.

How will this monumental showdown go down, what dastardly plans does the Doctor have up his sleeve. Find out soon. Free Event  - Time, Date and Location to be announced.

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