The National Youth Theatre 2013
NAYD | Dublin
- Target: €4000
rewards for funding this project:
A BIG thank you. Acknowledgement on the NAYD website and in the printed production programme. Delight in the knowledge that YOU are enabling a young person to have an extraordinary, life-changing experience.
A HUGE thank you. Acknowledgement on the NAYD website and in the printed programme. A free copy of the high quality production programme and delight in the knowledge that YOU are enabling a young person to have an extraordinary, life-changing experience.
All of the above rewards as well as a place for a young person aged between 12 - 18 years to take part in a 2 hour drama workshop with NAYD expert facilitators in Cork on Saturday 7th September.
All of the above rewards as well as a place for a young person aged between 12 - 18 years to take part in a 2 hour drama workshop with NAYD expert facilitators in Dublin on Saturday 31st August.
PRACTITIONERS SPECIAL! Thanks and acknowledgement across all of our online and printed platforms, participation in a drama facilitation workshop and a copy of NAYD’s forthcoming manual for facilitators, 'Laying the Foundations' (value €25, publication date September 2013).
Acknowledgement as an NAYD Local Angel on our website, in the production programme and in the annual 'Youth Drama Ireland' publication. An invitation for you plus a friend to our annual Angels reception and one ticket to the show.
Acknowledgement as an NAYD National Angel on our website, in the production programme and in the annual 'Youth Drama Ireland' publication. An invitation for you plus a friend to our annual Angel’s reception and a pair of tickets to the show. You will also receive a National Youth Theatre poster and an original copy of the script signed by the cast and crew.
Acknowledgement as an NAYD Guardian Angel on our website, in the production programme and in the annual 'Youth Drama Ireland' publication. An invitation for you, plus a friend, to our annual Angel’s reception and a pair of invitations to the opening night of 'Gulliver’s Travels' on 28th August. You will also receive a framed original and unique production photograph from the show by photographer Ros Kavanagh.
All of the €500+ rewards listed above PLUS a workshop by NAYD for your drama group, staff team-building event or another event by arrangement.
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We are seeking your help to fund a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for 16 young people who make up the cast of the National Youth Theatre 2013.
The National Youth Theatre is an ensemble production created with a cast of young people, aged 16 – 21, from youth theatres across Ireland. The young cast work with some of the best theatre artists in the business over a four-week period, culminating in a public performance in the Peacock Theatre from 26th - 31st August and, for the first time in 2013, transferring to the Everyman Theatre, Cork from 5th - 7th September.
The National Youth Theatre showcases the artistic talent and professionalism of young people and secures the place of youth drama on the main-stage in Ireland.
This year’s production is an ambitious take on Swift’s classic adventure, 'Gulliver’s Travels'. The cast will be extending their creative and performance skills under the guidance of acclaimed director Conall Morrison who has also adapted the novel for the stage.
With participants from Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Mayo, Sligo, Wexford and Wicklow, the young cast will live and breathe the experience and commit themselves wholly to the National Youth Theatre journey. They will also make life-long friends and achieve beyond their personal expectations, as anyone who has participated in NYT since it first launched in 1983 will agree.
“Being a member of the cast of the National Youth Theatre is like joining a family. It really is fantastic because we all share the same passion for theatre and making something that is truly ‘of’ us.” Cast member, NYT 2011
Why we need your help:
Participation in the National Youth Theatre is free for young people, a decision founded on our belief that no young person should be excluded on financial grounds.
Over the five weeks of the project NAYD covers all accommodation , food, welfare, local travel and tuition for the participants as well as the professional fees of the National Youth Theatre crew.
In order to meet the costs of staging 'Gulliver’s Travels' at the Peacock Theatre we must raise a further €15,000 and we are seeking to crowd-fund €4,000 towards that target.
We are are appealing to those who believe in the value of youth theatre and particularly the importance of the National Youth Theatre to support the production in return for some unique rewards.