GYMT Mentoring Programme
Galway Youth Musical Theatre aims to promote and support all aspects of theatre work, both on the stage, and behind the scenes.
We are currently mentoring young people interested in Directing, Choreography, and Music Directing and are open to developing skills from all aspects of theatre work. Participants will have the opportunity to receive coaching and training while working alongside professionals.
We want to empower not just those looking to grow their skills on stage, but also those eager for opportunities to develop their understanding of the production process.
While working as a team to find the balance between the different disciplines, participants in the programme will also learn about the work of promoting a show, and engaging an audience.
If you are interested in being mentored by the GYMT professionals, get in touch with us and see what opportunities are available.
GYMT Currently Mentoring:
Meadhdh Lyons (Acting & Choreography)
Eoin Corcoran (Music Directing & Singing Coach)
Read on for more information about these two young talented individuals:
Meadhbh Lyons is an accomplished theatre performer and choreographer. Originally from Kerry, she studied Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at NUI Galway.
Meadhbh won Best Choreographer from the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) for her work in Pippin The Musical. She was previously nominated for an AIMS Award for Best Choreographer for Urinetown: The Musical in 2017.
Meadhbh won an Irish Student Drama Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Trinculo in The Tempest in 2017. She also performed in the cast of Twelfth Night - a production by the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance in association with Chekhov Training and Performance Ireland
Her performing credits include
Currently, she is working as a teacher and choreographer for Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy.
Choreography credits for GUMS include Pippin, Our House, and Urinetown. Performing credits with GUMS include Come to a Party, The Addams Family, and Beanotown: The Musical.
Further performance credits include Chicago with Bravo Theatre Group and Our House with Galway Musical Society.
Eoin Corcoran is an accomplished actor and musical director, originally from Mountbellew, Co. Galway. Eoin currently works as Vocal Director at the Power Performance Academy and as director and conductor of the Music Matters Senior Orchestra in Loughrea.
Eoin was exposed to musical theatre at a very young age, being carried from rehearsal to rehearsal by his parents who share the same passion for musical theatre. This passion has been fueled by seeing how musical theatre can affect the lives of so many people around the world and bring communities together.
Under the tuition of Máire Ní Dhuibhir, Eoin began playing piano at the age of 9. Working as a musical director has allowed Eoin to marry his love of music with his passion for musical theatre
Eoin won an Irish Student Drama Award award for Best Actor in 2018 for his portrayal of Actor 1 in Alone it Stands. He has also appeared as Joe Casey in Our House (Galway Musical Society) as well as taking part in productions of Grease, Urinetown, Ragtime, and Chicago.
As musical director, Eoin has worked on a number of shows in Galway for GUMS (Come To A Party, The Producers, and Pippin) and Twins Productions (Sister Act, The Wiz, Footloose, and Peter Pan).