In this, the second in our series of Comic Strip Blogs , artist and actor John Currivan highlights some of the factors that he thinks are important to remember when facilitating arts programmes with young people.
John Currivan is a theatre artist, writer and youth theatre facilitator from Dublin who trained at Trinity College Dublin. He has worked with companies all over Ireland including The Abbey Theatre, Barnstorm Theatre Company, Fíbín Teo and Polish Theatre. He has also written and produced plays and comics with his own company "Little Room" including the critically acclaimed "If Only I Was A Waterproof Watch". His work with as a Drama Facilitator was almost exclusively with Clondalkin Youth Theatre, which he came through first as a participant, as well as other local community organisations.He can barely draw the human face, still needs to master the art of colouring pencils... but he's still practicing.