TIR-NA-NOG THEATRE SCHOOL’S
ANNUAL YOUTH FESTIVAL OF PLAYS
May 24 ~ June 24
PLAY ONE ~ BEFORE, BETWEEN & BECKONING BEYOND
Performance ~ Friday May 24 @ 7.00 pm
Performance ~ Saturday May 25 @ 7.00 pm
Performance ~ Sunday May 26 @ 3.00 pm
Performance for local schools ~ Monday May 27th @ 9.15 am ~ to be confirmed
PLAY TWO ~ A SONG OF MIDDLE EARTH
Performance ~ Saturday June 1st @ 7.00
Performance ~ Sunday June 2nd @ 3.00
Performance for local schools ~ Monday June 3rd @ 9.15 am ~ to be confirmed
PLAY THREE ~ FIVE GOLDEN TICKETS
Performance ~ Saturday June 8 @ 7.00
Performance ~ Sunday June 9 @ 3.00
Performance for local schools ~ June 10 @ 9.15 am ~ to be confirmed
PLAYWRIGHT JAM ~ FOUR PLAYS BY FOUR YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS
Performances ~ June 15/16, June 22/23 ~ dates to be confirmed
The Annual Youth Festival of Plays is a celebration of the work of Tir-na-nOg students in performances of plays for the Community of Bowen Island. The Festival runs from May 24 through June, featuring a different play each weekend and on some weekdays, special performances for school audiences. Theatre Arts by Young People for the World!
Tir-na-nOg’s Annual 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, (perhaps even drawn or painted), depending on the child’s idea. Over the years, there have been variations, but most are submitted as written work. 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, prop supporters and directors, if they so wish, and sometimes invite their friends to help, where it seems appropriate.
Tir-na-nOg’s Summer Stage Intensive ~ August 19 through September 1 2019
The Summer Stage Intensive runs from August 19 through September 1st. Performances adapted from J.M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan take place over the Labour Day weekend August 30, 31 & September 1st. 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’s Annual Yuletide Story Feast ~ December 7/8 ~ 2019
At the turning of the year, Tir-na-nOg groups join together to celebrate the work of the Autumn term, combining the performance of a co-operative play, with an informal pot-luck tea and a silent auction fun-d-raiser. This occasion is also an opportunity to sign up for the annual Playwright Challenge 2020.
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