This is a story about an ant called Amy (an award winning ant I might add), her brother Andy and a Brown Spider. A story about a busy little ant who learns to slow down.
This new play for children was first conceived by actor Julie Sharkey 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 has continued to develop the piece and now, under the direction of Raymond Keane and with the support of the Creative Ireland Roscommon programme, “An Ant Called Amy” makes her debut as part of our 2021 Crinniu na nÓg programme.
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.
Streaming online HERE from 9am on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th June
Saturday 12th June | Ages 6 – 8
Amy Image: Leonora Neary