Stage Door Live, Episode 14 – 15 July 2020 #TheatreForYoungAudiences

Introducing children to theatre at a young age not only supports the sector, but also builds a socially aware electorate. We discuss. Featuring: Aisling O’Gorman, Mary-Lou McCarthy, Jennifer Ahern, Ursula McGinn, Chantal McCormick, Niamh Lawlor, and Manus Halligan.

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Episode 14 of Stage Door Live focuses on Theatre For Young Audiences.

First we are joined by Aisling O’Gorman, Creative Arts Manager of The Ark in Dublin and Actor and Theatre maker Mary-Lou McCarthy to discuss the importance of introducing children to the theatre from a young age and what’s next for both of them in the months to come. We’re then joined by Jennifer Ahern, producer at Baboro’s International Children’s festival held in Galway every October. She will be discussing what makes Baboro unique and why Artists and companies from all over the world travel to perform for Galway audiences. Finally, Ursula McGinn, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Bombinate Theatre Company joins us to discuss her creative process. Bombinate Theatre is an award-winning company, creating work for families and young audiences. Also joining us tonight in our Art In Isolation series: Chantal McCormick from Fidget Feet and Niamh Lawlor from Puca Puppets. Actor Manus Halligan delivers the Final Poetic Thought.

Programming Resources:
Abbey Theatre 2020 Season:
VISUAL Carlow:
Edinburgh Fringe 2020:
NO TOUCHING Theatre Festival:
The Lir | Comedy of Errors:

November Club | Maurice O’Connell Bursary:
Music Generation Kilkenny | Virtual Voices:

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