Dublin 15 Youth Theatre

Dublin 15 Youth Theatre presents two new poetry works. Created by the members while working with poet, performer and playwright FeliSpeaks aka Felicia Olusanya, and actor and facilitator Emily Matthews, these works reflect the lives of these young people living in Dublin 15 today.

FeliSpeaks guided the group through thought provoking discussions, meditation practices and word association games before introducing some of her own work and the work of others  to give inspiration. After composing eight individual poems the group decided to create two collectives with four members in each. A symbiotic relationship evolved where both collectives thrived with the support of each other and guidance from Felicia and wrote two unique poems. Further consideration was given to the physical presentation and translation of these works to an audience. The group worked with filmmaker Kilian Waters of Arcade Film to create these empowering visual and audio works which we hope you enjoy in celebration of Cruinniu na nOg 2021.

FeliSpeaks’ contribution to the Irish contemporary art scene is widely acknowledged and is currently featured on the Leaving Cert English curriculum with her poem ‘For Our Mothers’ for examination year 2023. This is a partnership project between Draíocht's D15 Youth Theatre, Fingal County Council Arts Office

This is a pre-recorded event that is available to view here https://vimeo.com/560840451   on 12th June, 2021. For more information email  [email protected]

See full details of Cruinniú na nÓg in Fingal here