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M.A.D Youth Theatre return from Prague with three top awards

M.A.D Youth Theatre return from Prague with three top awards

M.A.D Youth Theatre returned with three top awards from the Czech Republic last week after taking part in the Class In Action International Youth Theatre Festival in Prague.

The young actors Calvin Magee, Darija Martinkute, Cole Cumiskey, Hazel Mulholland, Paul Malone, Luci Watters, Clodagh Vaughan, Eabha Nugent, Leo Mullen, Cian Geraghty, Jessica Woodlock and Scott McHugh spent five memorable days site seeing, taking part in theatre workshops and performance competition.

They worked over several weeks devising an original play ‘TwentyOneNineteen’ a post apocalyptic dystopian play that explores the themes of climate change, migration and power.

Kwasie Boyce of M.A.D Youth Theatre said: “We wanted to create and produce something different for the festival. The last two times we brought a heavy hitting issue based plays but we wanted to show flexibility and range in our young actors but still have an impact on the audience.

Darija Martinkute, Ben Veling and Calvin Magee

“This proved successful as we were awarded best light and sound, Calvin Magee was awarded best actor, Darija Martinkute awarded Best Supporting Actress and Jessica Woodlock and Cole Cumiskey received an Honorable Mention for their roles as best actor and actress.

“This play made its mark by igniting the imagination of the audience and started conversations around the issues explored in the play. We are very proud of all the young actors involved and thankful to all that helped us get to Prague to represent our town and country. Thank You to Create Louth, LMETB, Local Councillors, audience members, parents, Tesco Extra, Marshes Shopping Centre, Pinstripe Punk, National Tiles, Magee’s Pharmacy, Tony McDonnell, Classified Records, Lally’s Electrical and to leaders Gerry Ball, Ben Verling, Antonio, Orla, Sharon and Kerrie Ann Boyce.

“We will be performing ‘TwentyOneNineteen’ in a local venue in a few weeks. keep posted on Instagram and Facebook @M.a.dyouththeatre.”

If you would like to donate or support M.A.D Youth Theatre contact Artistic Director Kwasie Boyce.

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