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.