Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Edenmore CDP & Edenmore Youth Outreach Studio Production

The Edenmore CDP and the Youth Drugs Outreach Program from Edenmore were invited to take part in DCTVs Communities in Studios initiative. As a member organisation of DCTV we were provided with the opportunity to put together a studio-based program on an issue we felt was relevant to our area and our work.

The Edenmore Drugs Youth Outreach Program had successfully put together a drama based production which was performed locally over the summer of 2009. 'Screwed' was an adaptation of the popular Dickens novel A Chrsitmas Carol which features Ebeneezer Scrooge, incorporating a modern-day theme of drug misuse and its impact upon communities, families and individuals. The initiative had several local young people working with a professional Stage Director, suffering long hours of rehearsal and experiencing the nerves of any would-be Actor. The production sold out 2 nights in Edenmore BNS and went on to be performed in the Axis Centre in Ballymun. We were assured by all who took part that it was worth it!

The Communities in Studio production talks to the Cast and Outreach worker (Jenny Byrne) about their involvement, the characters they played and the impact it had. The program will soon be aired on DCTV but you can see it in full at the Vimeo website.

Congratulations to all involved.

Near TV Episode 2 from DCTV on Vimeo.

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