Tenderfoot Writing for Theatre

In 2020, Tenderfoot will implement three new Writing For Theatre programmes, catering for sixteen of South Dublin County’s second level schools, under the mentorship of the following playwrights:

Dylan Coburn Gray and Amy Conroy

Fionn Foley and Sian Ní Mhuirí

Davey Kelleher and Michelle Read

Each writing for theatre group will comprise eighteen to twenty young adults from five or six schools. It is anticipated that the number of new Writing For Theatre programmes will increase to six in 2021, offering engagement to all thirty-five of South Dublin County’s second level schools.

The programme will focus on contemporary work with active feedback utilising group discussion, supported learning through active drama activities and one on one mentorship. The writing for theatre groups will culminate by coming together in The Civic Theatre for a public reading of a programme of work written by our young playwrights.

Twenty of our young playwrights will then take part in Tenderfoot’s inaugural Two Week Summer Intensive under the mentorship of Veronica Coburn, Gavin Kostick and Davey Kelleher. The plays developed during this summer intensive will make up the performance programme for Tenderfoot in 2020/2021.