Take a Chance – Improvisation, Performance and Claiming Space

Date
From
To
Venue
Droichead Arts Centre
26-28 Stockwell Lane
Drogheda
Drogheda
Co. Louth
A92 FXC6
Type
Workshop
Genre
Theatre, Drama and/or Comedy
Target Audience
Children/Young Adults

This project involves putting our younger members centre stage to produce a high-quality theatre improvisation show for public performance.

The group is collaborating with artist Darren Yorke over a series of 12 workshops. Darren’s improvisation and Theatre Spirits programme offer exciting opportunities for our ensemble to use theatre techniques to both build up their theatre-making toolkit and to use the theatre workshop space to break down some of the fear and uncertainty that generally comes with decision-making, putting yourself forward, and taking a chance.

Having worked with Darren on the Create Louth youth theatre residential in 2018, we know his practice completely lends itself to the kind of work we want our juniors to experience: quick, spur-of-the-moment decisions, collaborations in minutes, taking artistic ownership of a moment, reacting with speed, and speaking up without shutting others down.