About

The network was established in October 2020 following the inaugural Talking TYA Conference and is run by volunteers.​ The network brings together theatre practitioners and researchers with an interest in researching Theatre for Young Audiences across the island of Ireland. 

Key aims:​

  • to connect TYA researchers and theatre makers on the island of Ireland.

  • to provide opportunities for research exchange and collaboration.

  • to foster discussion and co-creation of knowledge within the TYA field.

  • to provide a supportive environment for those involved in researching the creation, performance and reception of theatre made for children.

  • to help build an equitable and inclusive TYA research culture.

  • to maximise the impact of research in order to better inform TYA practice and policy.

  • to disseminate information about TYA research to a wider audience.

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Research Network Steering Group

Who We Are

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Dr Fiona Mc Donagh, Mary Immaculate College, UL, Limerick

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Dr Dorothy Morrissey, Mary Immaculate College, UL Limerick

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Professor Tom Maguire,
Ulster University

 The network is run by a volunteer committee. Committee members must agree to serve on the committee for a minimum of three years. New committee members must be nominated, and elected by majority vote, from among current network members, with due regard for gender balance.