"If The lights change before I count to 3, you'll never leave me, 1....2....3"
If The Lights Change is a coming of age story, about chance and our need for encouragement, a story about the voices in our heads and the battle for us to listen to them, a story about our past, present and our future. About playing with Lego and our first days at school, finding your way of saying what you need. It’s a story about brothers and sisters, teddy bears who have heard too much, first kisses and last dates. It’s about finding the courage to take the first step into starting the rest of your life, and trusting in the past, it’s about trying on different versions of yourself, birthday cards and wishes.
Join Lilly on the day of her 18th birthday on this hilarious, funny, and touching look at birthdays and celebrating someone’s life and story.
Written by Martina Collender, directed by Liam Meagher. The Summer Project is Waterford Youth Arts' flagship production of the year and has happened every summer for the last 20 years and gives young people the opportunity to work intensively on a play with a professional director. The six-week process culminates with a week of performances at Garter Lane Arts Centre (22nd to 26th August). Resourced by: Waterford City & County Council and in partnership with Garter Lane Arts Centre.
Liam Meagher has been associated with Little Red Kettle for many years both as a writer and director. He has also directed for Theatre Royal Productions. He has worked with numerous youth and community groups both in theatre and film.
Martina Collender is a playwright and stage manager. She is a former member of Waterford Youth Arts and began her professional playwrighting career in 2013. In 2016 she wrote "One Hundred Thousand Breaths" directed by Liam Meagher for Waterford Youth Arts. This year she stage managed the national Tour of “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye” by Jim Nolan and “The Hall” by Pat Daly.
She is currently working on “Petticoat Loose” for Rigout Productions directed by Joe Meagher.