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Stage Door Live, Episode 12 – 1 July 2020 #InspiringYoungMakers

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In episode 12, We are joined by Michelle Carew, Director of Youth Theatre Ireland, and Veronica Coburn, Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre Ensemble to discuss the importance of Youth Theatre and nurturing and inspiring young theatre makers in Ireland. We’re then joined by Theatre Director Jack Reardon who has taken the role of Artistic Director of Stagecraft Youth Theatre in Clonmel (where he started out) to discuss youth theatre from a more rural perspective. Artistic Director of Bare Cheek Theatre Company and County Wexford Youth Theatre, Tony McClean-Fay joins us with a former member of CWYT, Laura Flynn, and a current member of CWYT Judith Allen. Amy Kidd discusses playwriting for young people and young audiences with Playwright Nancy Harris, Amaya Gillespie discusses her work on “Cocooned” in our Art In Isolation series, and Actor and Spoken Word Artist Roxanna Nic Liam reads her own poem as part of our Final Poetic Thought.

Stage Door Live, Episode 11 – 24 June 2020 #ArtsWorkersAreCritical

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In Episode 11, we dive in to the supporting act in theatre and live events. Sophie Ridley, Chair of the EPIC Working Group, and Liam Fitzgerald, Chair of the Association of Irish Stage Technicians, join us to discuss the ways in which EPIC and AIST are working in tandem to support workers in Live Events and technical theatre. Stage Manager Fiona Keller joins to discuss the sustainability of the sector and the desire for representation and support. Production Manager Eamonn Fox talks about what keeps him coming back to the theatre

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