Tenderfoot is The Civic’s apprentice theatre programme for transition year students in South County Dublin. The ethos of Tenderfoot is one of apprenticeship so our Tenderfeet learn about theatre by making theatre.
During the programme our young people are introduced to all aspects of theatre – writing, set design/film for theatre, music & sound design, costume design, stage management and acting – under the guidance of working theatre professionals. The original plays in this programme, written by 15/16 year old playwrights, provide a unique glimpse into the world of our young people articulating their experience and their reality.
Participating schools: Assumption Secondary School/Walkinstown, Coláiste Cois Life/Lucan, Collinstown Park Community College/Clondalkin, Holy Family Community School/Rathcoole, Lucan Community College/Lucan, Moyle Park College/Clondalkin, Old Bawn Community School/Tallaght and Tallaght Community School/Tallaght.
Core: Amy Conroy and Gavin Kostick, Stage Management: Caoimhe Regan & Amy Burke, Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer, Film for Theatre: Vinnie Murphy, Sound Design: Sinéad Diskin, Lighting Design: Cilian McNamara.
Tenderfoot is unique in providing a professional support system within which young people are empowered to make their own theatre. Tenderfoot also provides the space for that work to be encountered by a peer audience. Tenderfoot is a model of excellence of an arts in education programme.
“When you are sixteen you don’t think about writing a play. Or if you do, you don’t think you’ll see it produced in a theatre.” Aisling O’Leary
“When I look back on my adolescence, there are a few experiences that I consider to have truly shaped me as an individual, there is no doubt that Tenderfoot is among these.” Declan Moore
Presented by Civic Theatre with support from South Dublin County Council & The Arts Council.