#OurPlaceOurStories Participants Videos

October 15, 2019

Filmed and Edited by Arcade Film, we are delighted to share our #OurPlaceOurStories project videos with you.
 

Mulhuddart Men’s Shed worked with Shaun Dunne



Daughters of Charity, Adult Day Services, Blakestown worked with Jody O’Neill



Foróige Dublin 15 worked with Colm Keegan


 

 

 


Umunwanyi Olaedo (Igbo Union Women Wing) worked with FeliSpeaks


D15 Women worked with FeliSpeaks


 

 

 

 

 

OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES, is about facilitating people to explore themes that are relevant to them, to recognise their uniqueness, their shared experiences and to see their community in a way they wouldn’t have done before.

Over 2019, our 6 artist partners worked with one or two key community groups. Mulhuddart Men’s Shed & Menitation (Shaun Dunne), Mulhuddart Boxing Academy (Megan Kennedy & Jessica Kennedy of Junk Ensemble), Daughters of Charity, Blakestown (Jody O’Neill), Foróige (Colm Keegan), Umunwanyi Olaedo (Igbo Union Women Wing) and D15 Women (FeliSpeaks), Hartstown Community College and Coláiste Pobail Setanta (Dylan Coburn Gray). Because of the young demographic of Dublin 15 and Draíocht's subsequent commitment to this age group, three groups were made up of young people (14yrs +). The key community groups represent different communities of place or interest. A variety of performing art forms (spoken word, theatre, dance) have been the focus of the workshop process exploring what stories each group felt they needed and wanted to tell and began the process of individual and collective artistic empowerment to shape those stories in dramatic form, poetic word and physical body.

OUR PLACE OUR STORIES culminated on Culture Night, 20th September 2019. With the emphasis for participants on articulation rather than performance, each outcome was recorded on film and was shown in Draíocht’s foyer as well as at a special screening in our Studio Space. This was followed at 7.30pm by a live performance by our 6 artists, who were commissioned as part of the project to create a new 10 minute piece in response to the experience of working with their group(s).

Supported as part of the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund, with additional funding being provided by Fingal County Council, OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES is a project which facilitates a collaboration between 6 leading artists and 6 key communities of interest in Dublin 15, under the artistic directorship of Veronica Coburn (Home Theatre Ireland; Hallelujah!, Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir).

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Ceol Connected’s LEAF for children with complex needs

October 15, 2019

Enjoy the absolute wonderment of this gorgeous video! Draíocht is so delighted to have worked with Ceol Connected as Theatre Company in Residence during 2019 to develop LEAF, a multi-sensory performance for children with complex needs, performed during September. In doing so, we are responding to our 2018-2022 Strategy ‘Space for the Arts’ and in particular our commitment to expand equality of access to more children. At the heart of this process was Ceol Connected's exploration of how multi-sensory experiences - sound, touch, taste, smell, light, movement, etc. – can be meaningfully embedded in a theatrical performance to most effectively engage children who have a range of additional needs. 
 


 

And here are a few words from Thomas Johnston, from Ceol Connected:

"Here we have it... a little glimpse into the world of LEAF. I really couldn't be prouder of all we achieved this year during our development of LEAF. It was an absolute pleasure to create, collaborate, and perform with such an inspiring team - Jo Williams, Orla Kelly, Claire Crehan, Sebastian Pizarro Olivera, and several others (see video credits for the full rundown of everyone involved). We pushed ourselves in all sorts of weird and wonderful directions, dreamt and reflected, devised and crafted, went down the odd cul-de-sac, came over the brow of many's the hill - all the while guided by the steady hand of Director Jo Williams.

A huge thanks to the children and staff at children and staff at Oakridge Children's Service Centre who we linked in with during the devising stage, to the children and staff at the Central Remedial Clinic for working with us on the video (and to Blue Hue Video Production for capturing the magic), and to everyone at Draiocht Blanchardstown for being so welcoming and helpful.
Check out the video - I hope you enjoy."

 

Further information from marketing@draiocht.ie or https://ceolconnected.ie/

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D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2019

September 30, 2019



D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2019
SUNDAY 06 OCTOBER 2019
11AM-1PM  Draíocht Workshop Room
Age 14-18 Years


Auditions will be held for new members for Draíocht’s highly successful Youth Theatre (D15YT), for those aged between 14-18 years with a love of theatre and trying new things. D15YT runs on Tuesday evenings 7pm-9pm, during school term times starting in early October.

All are welcome to auditions, please drop into Draíocht to pick up an Application Form or phone 01-8852622 and we can post you one, or email you one or download now

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01-8098029 or read our Blog or follow us on Facebook

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Before the Auditions, why not dip your toe into a Free Youth Theatre Workshop on Culture Night on 20 September

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The Audition will take place on Sunday, 06 October 2019 @ Draíocht 11am-1pm.

Please arrive at 10.45am to sign in. You do not need to prepare anything or bring anything with you.

We will begin with a chat about the auditions and what will be involved in participating in D15 Youth Theatre. You will then take part in a group workshop. This workshop will involve some group activities and some script work. Don’t be nervous – being able to work as part of a group, take guidance and pick up new things is every bit as important as previous experience.

The Audition is NOT based on talent alone; participants are selected with regard to the following aim: 

We aim to establish a good gender mix, from a range of abilities and backgrounds and so, will select participants based on the following criteria: 

• Gender balance 

• Social/geographical mix 

• Inclusion of ages 14 years-18 years

• Interest and passion for theatre

We will let each participant know by letter if they have been selected.
Should you be offered a place, the first term will run weekly onTuesdays, starting early October. There is a €10 membership fee for the term and a €2 weekly contribution.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions and wish you luck on the day!

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Dublin Theatre Festival 2019 in Draíocht - The Alternative by Fishamble

September 30, 2019



The Alternative - A PLAY FOR IRELAND
Fishamble: The New Play Company.
Presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2019


What if Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom? What if Home Rule had passed? What if there was no War of Independence? No Civil War? No partition? What if the island had only one soccer team? The year is 2019 and it is the eve of the Referendum. British Prime Minister Ursula Lysaght is returning to her hometown of Dublin to convince voters to Remain. With the threat of chaos in the streets, and personal conflict behind the scenes, the final debate is set to begin at BBC Dublin: Should Ireland leave the UK?
The Alternative by Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney is the chosen play from the A Play for Ireland project. As part of its 30th year in 2018, Fishamble set out to find one big, ambitious play, that bursts with humanity, and tackles a subject about which the playwright feels passionate - A PLAY FOR IRELAND. This was a two-year process, in association with Draíocht, The Everyman, Lime Tree Theatre/Belltable, Lyric Theatre, Pavilion Theatre, and Town Hall Theatre, which encouraged writers to create ambitious plays that burst with humanity.

Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.
Fishamble's A Play For Ireland programme is supported by Tesco Finest, and transportation partner Irish Rail. This production is funded by The Arts Council.
 

Written by Michael Patrick & Oisín Kearney

Director Jim Culleton
Set Designer Maree Kearns
Lighting Designer Mark Galione
Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Costume Designer Saileóg O’Halloran

AV Designer Oisín Kearney

Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Production Managers Marie Tierney & Sarah Keane
Producer Eva Scanlan




FRI 4TH OCT  8PM / SAT 5TH OCT  2.30PM & 8PM
Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc / Groups 10+ €16
Early Bird: €16 (book before 06 Sept 2019)
Age suitability: 14yrs+ (contains scenes with strong language and depictions of violence.)
BOOK NOW

"Forward-thinking Fishamble." New York Times

"Excellent Fishamble… Ireland’s terrific Fishamble." The Guardian

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#OurPlaceOurStories ... FeliSpeaks

September 18, 2019

#OurPlaceOurStories


"I had the pleasure of working with these two groups of women that reflect monumental parts of who I am as a Irish-Nigerian living in Ireland. They gave me the chance to see women in several onion layers through the power of listening and the gift of art; for that I am eternally grateful. I felt really really humble and blessed to be able to soak in older minds. There’s something so beautiful about people who have lived further and longer than you, just pouring into you. That has been amazing. I hope I was able to impact them as much as they did, me." FeliSpeaks


Over 2019, Draiocht’s 6 artist partners have been working with one or two key community groups in Dublin 15 for OUR PLACE OUR STORIES. Felicia worked with Umunwanyi Olaedo (Igbo Union Women Wing) and D15 Women.

Supported as part of the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund, with additional funding being provided by Fingal County Council, OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES is a project which facilitates a collaboration between 6 leading artists and 6 key communities of interest in Dublin 15, under the artistic directorship of Veronica Coburn (Home Theatre Ireland; Hallelujah!, Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir).

OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES, is about facilitating people to explore themes that are relevant to them, to recognise their uniqueness, their shared experiences and to see their community in a way they wouldn’t have done before.

Over 2019, our 6 artist partners have been working with one or two key community groups. Mulhuddart Men’s Shed & Menitation (Shaun Dunne), Mulhuddart Boxing Academy (Megan Kennedy & Jessica Kennedy of Junk Ensemble), Daughters of Charity, Blakestown (Jody O’Neill), Foróige (Colm Keegan), Umunwanyi Olaedo (Igbo Union Women Wing) and D15 Women (FeliSpeaks), Hartstown Community College and Coláiste Pobail Setanta (Dylan Coburn Gray). Because of the young demographic of Dublin 15 and Draíocht's subsequent commitment to this age group, three groups are made up of young people (14yrs +). The key community groups represent different communities of place or interest. A variety of performing art forms (spoken word, theatre, dance) have been the focus of the workshop process exploring what stories each group felt they needed and wanted to tell and began the process of individual and collective artistic empowerment to shape those stories in dramatic form, poetic word and physical body.

OUR PLACE OUR STORIES culminates on Culture Night, 20th September 2019. With the emphasis for participants on articulation rather than performance, each outcome has been recorded on film and will be shown in Draíocht’s foyer as well as a special screening in our Studio Space at 6pm. This will be followed at 7.30pm by a live performance by our 6 artists, who have been commissioned as part of the project to create a new 10 minute piece in response to the experience of working with their group(s).

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