Compántas Aisteoirí na nÓg Irish-American Music Theatre Initiative
The Compántas Aisteoirí na nÓg, Irish-American Music Theatre Initiative is a program created by Poor Yorick Production's Artistic Director, Emmalyn Gladney Miron LMSW, Seamus Lynch, Chairman of the Board of Management/retired Head Master of St. Paul's Senior National School (Drogheda, Ireland) and Father David Bradley of Holy Family Church (Co. Meath Diocese) to encourage culture, arts and literacy for underprivileged youth in one of Ireland's most underprivileged areas. The initiative brings Irish and American students together to create theatre for all ages that is enjoyed by the surrounding community.
The goal of our program is to create shared learning and theatrical experiences to broaden the sense of community in this area. The program provides historical and cultural field trips, educational lessons in the arts and literacy and culminates in a theatrical show performed by the students which tours Drogheda and the surrounding towns. This program assists at-risk youth in life and decision making skills, healthy self-image, teamwork, literacy and higher education goals.
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Your donations will help produce our future shows. Donations will offset travel expenses for youth who cannot afford to fly and will contribute directly to our program in Drogheda. This is a truly unique program and an absolutely worthy and wonderful group of students! We thank you for all your donations!