Cork Diocesan Youth Council create 5 Dramas online for Holy Week

Last January, the Cork Diocesan Youth Council (CDYC), under the leadership of Diocesan Youth Officer Hilda Connolly, decided they needed a new project to occupy themselves in lockdown. They’ve been staying in touch with one another through weekly ZOOM meetings.

A drama in 5 episodes – Unmuted: What they said about Jesus – has been worked and will be ready for Holy Week. The first video will air on Palm Sunday on the Diocesan Youtube Channel, and you will also be able to access it through CDYC on Facebook, and Cork, Cloyne and Ross on Facebook.The precise links for the five episodes will be published each day. The other episodes will go out during Holy Week with the final episode on Easter Day.

The drama is the Easter story from the point of view from the the Pharisees, the Crowd, Jesus’ followers and the Roman Soldiers, all with a modern day element!

It has been put together with the help of Ross Jonas and Chris Neilands from ‘Play It by Ear’. Information was sent out in January and nearly 30 young people from all over the diocese turned up on zoom for the first planning session.

Ross & Chris were also present and got the ball rolling. They outlined what needed to be done and everyone was broken into 4 groups: the Pharisees, the Crowd, Jesus’ followers and the Roman soldiers.

The young people were given a brief and they set about producing the basis of a script for their group. Ross and Chris then gathered all the work from the 4 groups and pieced it together.

A week later, recording was ready to take place and the scenes started to come together nicely.

You can view the trailer for Unmuted:

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So get your popcorn ready and join the young people of Cork, Cloyne and Ross in watching CDYC’s Unmuted – What they said about Jesus.

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