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Try Youth Theatre -Taster Workshop Foxford

Date: 29-05-2023

As part of Crinniú na nÓg Celebrations, Try a Youth Theatre workshop with The New Stage Youth Theatre, Foxford

Date: Saturday 10th of June 2023

Location: Admiral Brown Hall, Foxford

Time: 4.15pm to 5pm – Join current Youth Theatre members for pizza. 5pm- 6pm Taster Workshop with facilitator Mary Ellen Conlon.

Free Event and All in the 12-18 age group are Welcome.  Let us know you are coming by dropping an e-mail to

The New Stage Theatre Youth Group aims to create a safe, social and creative working environment. By developing a program that is inclusive of all needs and abilities. A program that has social events and weekly workshops where members will gain new friendships, learn and thrive by working in a collaborative manner. We believe that youth theatre is a base to contribute to personal, social and artistic development of all members.

What the taster workshop will entail: In the workshop we will use collaborative and ensemble approach, through games, and improvisation, this will be a fun hour, where you will get an insight into the world of drama. No experience is needed, just your curiosity alone will be enough. This will be an hour where, you will discover how drama can empower you to believe in their own creativity, skill set and in yourself, to live in the moment and see no boundaries in the world of theatre.

Facilitator: Mary Ellen Conlon is the Founder and Artistic Director of Giggles Drama School in County Mayo. Mary Ellen teaches and writes to ensure a student-centered approach. Mary Ellen has written and directed Musicals in St Joseph’s Secondary School, Foxford: Twist & Shout, Peter Pan, Grease, Legally Blond, High School Musical, The Royal Wedding, Sing and Teen Beach The Musical. Mary Ellen has written and produced plays with the Railway Theatre Group: Three Plus One and A Moment Right Here.

Supported by Creative Ireland with support from Mayo County Council Arts Service. The New Stage Youth Theatre, Foxford are in the process of affiliation with Youth Theatre Ireland.

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