As part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2021, Roscommon Arts Centre presented an online performance of AN ANT CALLED AMY, created and performed by Julie Sharkey on June 12th & 13th.

This new play for children was first conceived by actor Julie during her time as “Theatre Artist in Residence” at Roscommon Arts Centre (2017/2018), during which a work in progress performance took place as part of the Bookworms Festival.
Since then, and with the ongoing support of Roscommon Arts Centre, The Arts Council and mentors Martin Drury and Mikel Murfi, Julie continued to develop the piece and under the direction of Raymond Keane and with the support of the Creative Ireland Roscommon programme, “An Ant Called Amy” made her debut as part of our 2021 Crinniu na nÓg programme.

AN ANT CALLED AMY is a very special story about an ant called Amy (an award winning ant), her brother Andy and a Brown Spider. A story about a busy little ant who learns to slow down. Suitable for  Ages 5- 8

Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. It is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people.