19 Jul–30 Jul

Theatre Making & Citizenship Cork (Summer 2021)


Presented by The Everyman working with Cork YMCA in collaboration with Graffiti Theatre Company with the support of The Abbey, Cork City Council, Cork ETB and Creative Ireland Programme
19-30 JUL 2021

Summer 2021 saw The Everyman present a free, fun, creative youth-led 10-day programme for 15 young people, aged 16–25 years! 

For a fortnight young people were introduced to theatre through conversation, engagement and creation in the glorious auditorium of The Everyman.   

Participants were supported through dedicated engagement to become theatre makers themselves – explored writing, devising, designing, technical craft and performance. They also visited other cultural venues in Cork City and experienced live / streamed / online theatre and performance.   


At the heart of this project was the role of theatre and how young people can shape the future of accessible theatre in Ireland.   


“This project is an amazing opportunity for young people to have fun creating with others, to develop skills in cultural citizenship and theatre-making and to have their voices heard on the issues that are important to them.” Aine O’ Callaghan, YMCA

“It feels like the perfect collaboration to help more young people explore the relevance and power of drama in the life of a healthy society.” Phil Kingston, The Abbey


For more information on this project and other planned Education & Community engagements, contact Maev O’Shea – Education & Community Manager, The Everyman.
maev@everymancork.com | 021 455 7824 

Theatre Making and Citizenship Programme was supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-government five year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which placed creativity at the centre of public policy. Further information form creativeireland.gov.ie and Ireland.ie