Join Shane O'Reilly for a talk for grown-ups on making professional work with young performers.
Shane O’Reilly has been researching and reflecting on working with young people as professional performers in theatre and dance over the past six months.
He has engaged with international companies and artists (CAMPO, Milo Rau, Kabinet K, Fevered Sleep, Kopergietery) that have a track record of making work with young performers.
Shane has also engaged with Irish practitioners that have made work with young performers (Landmark, Dead Centre) as part of his research in order to contextualise the research. He has been considering what a process might look like here in Ireland should an artist try to make professional standard work with young performers, and what audiences might encounter within this type of work.
He will be sharing his research and his thoughts in this talk which will be of interest to artists, practitioners and those interested in the childrens sector.
Shane has been supported in to do this research by a YPCE bursary from The Arts Council.
Shane is an actor and theatre maker. He has been making and performing work for young audiences for a decade. He is currently writing two new works for theatre: Gold in the Water, a musical for family audiences, and Her Father’s Voice - a new play/opera. As an actor Shane has worked with many companies including The Abbey Theatre, The Gate, Rough Magic, Druid, The Ark, Theatre Lovett, Landmark, Verdant, Barnstorm and Prime Cut. Shane is currently researching working with young performers in a professional context with the support of an Arts Council YPCE Bursary. @mrmojo_jo