Tir-na-nOg Playwright Challenge ~ The Playwright Challenge is a regular program of the Tir-na-nOg Theatre School’s yearly cycle, intended for registered students. The Playwright Challenge is not a competition, but rather a collaborative celebration of the live theatre work of children. It is hoped that the submitted play will be the unassisted, original work of the student, springing from the natural desire of the child. Our intent is to offer the young people in the Theatre School an opportunity to express their imaginations through this medium, in their own unique way. The play can be any length, style or format, depending on the child’s idea. After the plays have been handed in, we meet together with the children through May and June to read the plays, discuss plans, and possible hurdles, for the productions on the Tir-na-nOg stage. These usually take place as a completion to the Youth Festival of Plays. The young playwrights support each other as actors, backstage supporters and directors, if they so wish, and sometimes invite their friends to help, where it seems appropriate.
Annual Tir-na-nOg Yuletide Story Feast 2018 ~ weekend of December 8th and 9th ~ Involving most of the students in the Theatre School, this seasonal, informal, in-house event (including a silent auction and potluck tea) presents a play performed by students of all ages. Also at this event, student playwrights may pick up a Playwright Challenge registration form to be completed and handed in by January 21st. The play needs to be handed in by March 21st.
Tir-na-nOg Spring Board Intensive 2018-19
A Winter – Spring Intensive Project with performances on the weekend of April 13 & 14. By Interview.
Tir-na-nOg’s Youth Festival of Plays 2019
Recognizing that experience is the real teacher, we have organized the annual Youth Festival of Plays so that each student has the opportunity to test and temper skills learned during the course of the year in the fire of live performance before community and school audiences.
S.A.V.I. Program ~ Students have the opportunity to support a production (other than their own) in the annual Youth Festival of Plays, either on or off stage.
Tir-na-nOg Summer Stage Intensive 2018 this year runs from August 16 through September 1st. Performances take place over the Labour Day weekend. For 2018-19 registered students there is no charge, as this course is included in the yearly membership fee. For newcomers the fee is $200.
Tir-na-nOg Repertory Company
Play Quests are enjoyable, exciting and discrete events during which students build a play together for performance the same day.
Internship Journey ~ Customized for the individual (by interview)
Periodic Play Reading Evenings ~ Mondays.
Coaching Centre ~ Please enquire for details.
Please note: All classwork is centred on the needs and the qualities of each specific group. Some work is required outside of class with a time commitment appropriate to the age level. For maximum benefit, both for the individual and the group, regular attendance is required. Our emphasis is on group awareness and co-operative action — not single stars, but galaxies, brightly shining.
How to Register