Mountrath Youth Theatre are affiliated to Youth Theatre Ireland and facilitated by Marianna Rendulic, a successful actress who has been awarded a gold medal in acting from the London Academy of Dramatic Arts and who is an outreach drama facilitator with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
Affiliation to Youth Theatre Ireland provides the opportunity for their members to take part in national workshops and ultimately the opportunity to travel internationally as part of an exchange programme.
The group has a non competitive ethos and is open to all young people in the Mountrath catchment area between 12 and 18 yrs old.
The aim of MYT is to enhance the personal and social development of young people through their voluntary participation in weekly planned Youth Theatre programmes resulting in an end of year performance which will showcase in Dunamaise Art Centre in Portlaoise.
Classes take place in METAC Training Centre, Portlaoise Rd, Mountrath on Saturdays from 11am – 1pm.
In the last few weeks Mountrath Development Association have commenced preparations on site for their Youth Project to build a purpose built youth centre for the youth of Mountrath on their site at Castletown Road, Mountrath.
Alex Spain Tree Surgeon was hard at work last week felling the dead wood for mulch which will be stored and used on site for the new Youth Space.
On Saturday 10th February, Mountrath Youth Projects invited all youths from Mountrath and the surrounding areas to join them as they planted the trees from the national "Trees on The Land" campaign on the new site at the old tennis courts grounds, Castletown Road, Mountrath.
Trees on the Land's vision is to establish tree cover and woodland in rural and urban areas that will grow for many years and provide valuable resources, beneficial ecosystem services and a lasting legacy for future generations.
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