We Need Men

March 1, 2017

THEATREclub are looking for men to Volunteer to help tell women's stories as part of 'The Game', a play coming to Draiocht that explores the act of buying sex - the rules, the language and the power structures. It’s a play that’s also a real-life game, with levels and consequences ... to register your interest in participating please email THEATREclub on weneedmen2017@gmail.com and you will be sent full details ... The Game comes to Draiocht on Sat 08 April 2017 8pm Tickets €18 / €16 conc from Box Office 01-8852622 or Online ... http://www.draiocht.ie/events/the_game

 

 

The Game explores the act of buying sex - the rules, the language and the power structures.
It’s a play that’s also a real-life game, with levels and consequences.
Five new men have volunteered each night. These men have never played ‘The Game’ before. They’ve no idea what they’re about to do and they won’t be given a script. They are doing this to be part of an event – a symbolic act – that calls us all to consider, to think and to review.
All you have to do is watch.
The Game gives audiences an insight into a world that sits uncomfortably beneath the surface of our day-to-day lives. How we legislate makes a statement about our values. The legal status of prostitution and sex work is a measure of our society. Laws around the world are changing. We’re all affected by those changes.

Devised by Gemma Collins, Grace Dyas and Lauren Larkin with Rachel Moran, Mia deFaoite and other women who have exited prostitution and women currently involved in sex work.

Contains nudity, strong language, sexual references, violence and material that some may find disturbing.
18+


This production is supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaion and Mermaid Arts Centre.
THEATREclub are Project Artists, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.


MORE ... Irish Times Article 'I Want People to Come out of the theatre angry'
 

"Director Grace Dyas and her collaborators are determined to show how complex the subject is, and to ask us to think. They succeed, in a work that is brave, horrific and urgent."
The Irish Times

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Sharon Murphy Curator in Residence 2017

January 6, 2017

Sharon Murphy will be Draíocht’s Curator-in-Residence 2017 having recently received an Arts Council Visual Arts Curatorial Award. Her interests as Curator focus on the centrality of art within the lives of young people; the intersections between youth culture and visual culture; and the relationship between the visual and the performative. She sees Draíocht’s Galleries not only as places to show work but also as creative social spaces.

Her residency will explore models of practice and programming in the visual arts that engage and animate the Dublin 15 community, especially its culturally diverse and young population.


The outline programme for 2017 will include:

- A year-long residency by artist Michael McLoughlin
- A children’s commission
- An inaugural visual culture season
- A public commission involving artists from Fingal and supported by Fingal County Council.

Sharon is an independent visual art curator and photographer based in Dublin. She holds an MA in Modern Drama, a BA in Fine Art Photography and was the Irish recipient of the Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme (UK) 2007/2008.

NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE VISUAL ARTS 2017-2021
Draíocht has recently created a new strategic framework for the visual arts for the next five years which includes the following features:

- a curated approach to programming the visual arts
- a commitment to ensure that visual arts programming within Draíocht (or led by it) takes close cognisance of the demography of Dublin 15 and the social context within which we work
- an openness to the changing nature of the visual arts and to increased inter- disciplinary practice.

The programme will be officially launched in Spring 2017 when full details will be announced. 

For further information, contact sharon@draiocht.ie

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Early Bird - Book Before 07 January 2017

December 15, 2016

BE AN EARLY BIRD AND BOOK BEFORE 07 JANUARY 2017 FOR THESE NEW SEASON SHOWS AND GET THESE GREAT DISCOUNTS!



FEBRUARY - DRAMA
The Humours of Bandon
THU 23 FEB  8PM
Full price: €18 / Early Bird: €16

MARCH - COMEDY
Doomdah - Foil, Arms and Hog
THU 02 MAR  8PM
Full price: €18 / Early Bird: €15

MARCH - DRAMA
Jane Eyre An Autobiography
FRI 03 MAR  8PM 
Full price: €18 / Early Bird: €16

MARCH - DRAMA
To Hell In a Handbag
FRI 10 MAR  8PM
Full price: €18 / Early Bird: €16

MARCH - COMEDY
Edwin Sammon Vs Cancer
FRI 31 MAR  8.15PM  €14 / €12 conc
Full price: €14 / Early Bird: €10

Tickets must be paid in full before 07 January 2017 to avail of these Early Bird Offers.

A maximum of 6 tickets can be bought at these prices per person.
Not applicable to group bookings.
BOX OFFICE 01 885 2622

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Draiocht Christmas Opening Hours

December 12, 2016

Draiocht Christmas Opening Hours

Draiocht & Betelnut Cafe Christmas Opening Hours 2016/2017 - Box Office, Betelnut Cafe & Draiocht Galleries:

We will be closing at 6pm on Friday 23 December ... Online Booking Open throughout Christmas ...


Open as usual until Friday 23 Dec, 10am-6pm.

Sat 24 Dec – Tues 27 Dec, Closed

Wed 28 Dec - Fri 30 Dec, Open from 11am-4pm

Sat 31 Dec – Mon 2 Jan, Closed

Tues 3 January onwards, open as normal, 10am-6pm, Mon to Sat.

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Dancing up a Storm in Blanchardstown

December 1, 2016

Please vote for us in the Better Together Video Competition 2016 from The Wheel. You can vote Once a day every day until 7 December 2016!
We could win one of 6 prizes of €1000.
Thanks so much! ...

Just Click the link below and then click 'Vote Now':
http://www.bettertogether.ie/video/dancing-storm-blanchardstown



Draíocht’s Create Dance Project has been running since December 2013. Along with Draíocht’s Dancers Mark Rogers, Philippa Donnellan and Antje O'Toole, two groups of children with intellectual disabilities from the downs syndrome and autism spectrum, their parents and siblings have taken part in this innovative dance project through a series of weekly workshops. 
The response from participants has been overwhelmingly positive and the level of engagement increasingly impressive. This project represents a rare opportunity for these sometimes socially marginalised families to engage in the arts in a fun, creative and stress free environment.

Enjoy the full video here after you've voted.

Enjoy our Create Dance Blog here ... 

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