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Youth Theatre Leader – The Role

Barnstorm Theatre Company is currently looking for a free-lance Youth Theatre Leader to design and deliver a fun and creative environment to help young people develop their self-expression and confidence through Theatre and performing arts. The leader will implement a creative and innovative programme for working with three groups of young people between 10 and 18 years in weekly workshop sessions. Each group will produce an end-of-year presentation of a high-quality theatre piece to the general public as well as friends and family.

The initial engagement is from 15 January 2024 – 15 June 2024; with a view to extend from September 2024. 

3 weekly workshops and rehearsals at the end of year presentation – Weekly fee is €225.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have a background in drama, with experience of working with youth and community groups.  S/he should be self-motivated, have a keen interest and belief in drama facilitation, and have excellent communication skills. 

  • Knowledge and understanding of best practice in relation to child protection
  • Experience in designing and developing drama workshops
  • A relevant qualification or background in Theatre, Youth Arts, Youth Work

The successful candidate will join a dynamic small team based on the river in the centre of Kilkenny

How To Apply

Email a current CV and cover letter to the Artistic Director, Barnstorm Theatre Company, 3 John’s Quay, Kilkenny R95T382. 

Email: philip@barnstorm.ie  Web: www.barnstorm.ie by Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Barnstorms’ Adult Theatre Club is starting again in 2024 with a one-year part-time programme, Theatre Production Skills. An exciting opportunity to join a vibrant and dynamic programme of both training and performances. The 2024 Adult Theatre Club will act as an introduction to local adults who wish to explore, investigate and create theatre as a hobby. In the past, club members have experienced training in everything from improvisation, basic acting and stagecraft to theatre directing and scriptwriting. In the past, club members have experienced training in everything from improvisation, basic acting and stagecraft to theatre directing and scriptwriting. The ATC was first introduced in 2007 in answer to many requests from adults in the region who wanted to know more about theatre and how to make a performance. With a maximum of 14 members each year the alumni from successive groups formed the Barn Owl Players, a vibrant local amateur theatre company that still creates its own unique blend of theatre and theatrical happenings from Tennessee Williams, to John B Keane and from One-Act Festivals to full length plays. “The Adult Theatre Club is an ideal way of introducing anyone new to acting and theatre in a fun environment; as well as offering local actors a means of honing their skills.” says Participation & Education Officer Jo Hennessy. “No experience is necessary just a keen interest, an open mind and a willingness to try new things” she says. If you are interested fill in an online Registration Form by Friday 5 January. You can also contact Jo, 056 7751266 or jo@barnstorm.ie, to get a Registration Form The first session is on the 11 January 2024 and every Thursday evening thereafter from 7.00 to 9.00pm at 3 Johns Quay, Kilkenny R95 T382. Booking is essential, as places are limited   [table “2” not found /]