In the run up to to the Festival we will be profiling the Young Critics who will participating at On the Edge The two Young Critics that will be travelling to Birmingham from Northern Ireland are Tiarnán McCartney and Niamh Meehan. They have been recruited to the project through Theatre NI , Young at Art and Theatre For Young Audiences Northern Ireland
Tiarnán McCartney is 19 years old and has lived in Derry, Northern Ireland all his life. Ever since Tiarnán can remember he as always loved language; playing with words, making up stories and telling people lies. Tiarnán has always had great love for music and film and has experience writing for music magazines and local newspapers, though he has only recently stumbled upon the wonder of theatre and is now completely hooked. Tiarnán is looking forward to developing his use of language and meeting fellow aspiring writers.
Tiarnán has a crazy plan to move to Berlin in September and hopes one day to make a little money from his words.
Niamh Meehan is an Irish undergraduate student of English Literature and Creative Writing in the city of York. Her passions are orientated around what the humanities and arts can do for people; of how they can mobilise the diversity of creative human endeavour at the level of words. She is interested in many different dimensions of literary and artistic forms; from gender studies to theatre adaptation, scriptwriting to literary theory. She hopes to cultivate these interests through a holistic education, with hopes to develop a specialism in the near future.
Come join Young Critics On The Edge at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on July 7th in the Parkside Building, Lecture Theatre from 5-6.30 to hear the Young Critics critical responses to several productions from On The Edge .
Young Critics On The Edge is a collaboration between Barnstorm Theatre Company,NAYD (National Association for Youth Drama) Ireland and Mess Up The Mess, Get the Chance (Wales) in conjunction with the Symposium strand of theASSITEJ Artistic Gathering for 2016.