TYA-Ireland Newsletter Issue 10: Autumn 2011
Since the last issue our creator and editor, Fíona Ní Chinnéide has had to move on after nearly two years of great work. I would like to take this opportunity; on behalf of our members and readers to thank Fíona for all that she has given to the setting up and creation of the TYAI eNewsletter and wish her all things good for the future.
We have a new logo, email address and an independent webpage. The new brand and site were created by Illustrator & Graphic Designer Alé Mercado www.alemercado.com. A big thank you to Barnstorm for hosting TYA Ireland on its site for the past few years.
There is a great buzz in the world of TYA in Ireland just now with exciting productions, festivals and gatherings planned for autumn and into 2012. There are also a few significant birthdays falling this year – Branar celebrates 10 years and Barnstorm 20 years providing theatre experiences for young audiences in Ireland.
In this issue we give insight into 10 of our member giving you a flavour of the diversity of work happening around the country; and notice of the annual TYA Gathering which is being hosted by Barnstorm Theatre Company in Kilkenny.
At previous Gatherings there were indications that members and delegates wanted more opportunity to feedback and discuss the work presented. “Critical Development of a Sector – Establishing Criteria for Qualitative Assessment and Critical Response” is the overall theme of this year’s event and there will be a unique opportunity to participate in a practical session with John Borstel on the Critical Response Process.
We hope that you enjoy this newsletter and, as always, we welcome your feedback, comment and input.
Philip Hardy – Chairperson