These plays are part of a larger work called The Act of Oblivion which explores the colonisation of Ireland through the lens of scenes from the lives of young people today.
The Penal Laws looks at the second-level education system, asking what price do we pay to teach conformity and standardisation?
The Radicalisation of Abdelaziz Farragher explores rebellion, independence and civil war through the story of one young person who tries and fails to adapt to social systems.
The plays have been devised by the youth theatre’s senior ensemble. They are funded by the Arts Council’s Young Ensembles Scheme, and directed by Peter Hussey.
Contains strong language.