Friday, January 23, 2009

Tenderfoot Theatre

As last year, some of our Transition Year are taking part currently in the Tenderfoot programme at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght, organised by the Storytellers' Theatre Company. They are currently preparing for performances on Thursday 29th, Friday 30th and Saturday 31st January.

Here, Sophie Millar, one of our participants, writes about the experience:-

We arrive in the Civic and have a warm-up session to wake us up. This has us disgracing the world of ballet trying to touch our toes, or reminiscing about primary school days by playing musical chairs or chasing! After our hour of ‘fun’ we head off into our own sections of the theatre, either to rehearsals, set design, or costume. I’m in the costume department and so spend my day looking for inspiration in magazines, making lists, or shopping! This week we have been searching through possibly every charity shop in Dublin trying to fit all our requirements into our budget. It’s important that every detail is looked after to create each character’s individual image, from nail polish and earrings to bowling shirts and party dresses…

The whole project at Tenderfoot is such a great opportunity and experience, it’s hard not to love the theatre world once you’re in.

Other Columbans taking part are : Acting - Georgie Wilson, Sean Ralston, Virginia Peck. Set Design - Harry Brooke. Costume Design - Steffan Davies.

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