We're teaming up with RTÉ2's After School Hub to help you become theatre makers at home. With the help of The After School Hub muinteoirí, Ark artists will guide you through how to write, stage, design and perform your own play in your sitting room!
For one week, After School Hub will bring a touch of drama to homes across the country. From Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December, After School Hub Múinteoirí Ray, Cliona, Emer and John will be joined each day in the Hub by different theatre professionals who will guide children watching at home as to how to put on their very own play.
A wonderful, short wintery play has been specially written by playwright Mollie Molumby. Download the script in either English or Irish below.
See what's in store and watch snippets from the show now...
Monday 30 November
Director Shaun Dunne is on hand to show you what's needed to get started on your play.
Tuesday 1 December
Playwright Mollie Molumby will help you get started on writing your own little play.
Wednesday 2 December
Crash bang wallop! Now for some music...we are joined by composer Tom Lane to help you to use music and sound in your play.
Thursday 3 December
Another important thing to consider is your sitting room theatre set. Set designer Sarah is here to help! Sarah will show us how to create the world of your play using things you can find around your home. You'll also meet actor Jade Jordan who shares all her tricks of the trade on how to perform and dealing with nerves.
Friday 4 December
We're nearly ready for the show! Today, costume designer Saileóg O'Halloran shows us how you can find lots of interesting costumes around your own house.
Now it's over to you at home to take the reins and make your own Wintry Play!
Share your Wintry Play
Once you are ready to put on your Wintry Play at home, we would love to see it! If you would like to share your play, a grown-up can film it, upload it to rte.ie/learn and the team at After School Hub will try and show some clips on the programme.
The Ark's 25th birthday season is sponsored by BDO.