Community: Create a Story (2009-10)

Photo from a theatre devising session at The Barn theatre for the Create a Story project.

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Community: Create a Story (2009-10)


Theatre in Kilkenny; theatre history; children's theatre; performing arts; Barnstorm Outreach; schools outreach; writers in residence; writers in schools;


Barnstorm's objective of Create a Story was to engage with its children's audience and include their input in creating a piece of theatre, alongside Barnstorm’s creative team.

The project is a partnership with Poetry Ireland’s Writers-in-Schools Scheme.

Writers Martina Murphy and Terry McDonagh explored the art of writing and developing pupils' writing skills, with 4th and 5th classes of four Kilkenny schools (St Canice's Co-Ed, Kilkenny; Marymount NS, The Rower; Scoil Naomh Bhríde, Ballyragget and Scoil Bhríde, Paulstown).

The culmination of the writing and devising stages of this project was a dramatic presentation called Lost in the Forest. It was presented in The Barn in 2010.


Barnstorm Theatre Company


Kilkenny County Library, Local Studies Department


Nuala Roche


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