Is there Drama in your Home? Would you like some?

February 6, 2018

Draíocht has an exciting proposal for residents of Dublin 15.

On Saturday October 6th 2018 we will perform 30 plays in 30 homes. We are now looking for residents in Dublin 15 who are happy to host a play in their own home.

How does it work?
From April through to September we will work with you the 'hosts' who will be residents from all over Dublin 15. We will introduce you to a Theatre Maker or Playwright. Following a number of conversations with you, the theatre maker or playwright will go away and write a 20 minute play inspired by your conversations. On Saturday October 6th 2018 that 20 minute play is then performed in your home with you and your friends and family as the audience.

Interested? Even a bit curious?

GET IN TOUCH WITH US BY 28TH FEBRUARY:
Email Marcella Bannon: hometheatre@draiocht.ie

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Home Theatre Ireland - Key Dates for 2018

January 7, 2018

We were delighted to see so many people at our Home Theatre Ireland Information Session on 25th November with Veronica Coburn, the Artistic Director of the Project.

A slide show presentation was given followed by a Q&A.
If you were unable to attend, you can access that PDF Presentation HERE ... 

The Key Dates of the preparatory workshops with Veronica in 2018 are:
•April 7th 2018
•May 12th 2018
•June 9th 2018
•July 14th 2018
•August 11th 2018
•Performances Oct 6th 2018 -5pm, 7pm and 9pm

We are looking for Home Hosts and Community Ambassadors spread all over Dublin 15.
You can fill in and return this Application Form to us by email or by hand to Draiocht's Box Office.

If you have any further questions or would like to express interest in becoming a Home Host or Ambassador, please get in contact with Marcella Bannon, Project Manager, email hometheatre@draiocht.ie or Emer McGowan, emer@draiocht.ie / 01-8098027.

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Home Theatre Ireland - Free Info Session With Veronica Coburn

November 17, 2017

Would you like a play to be written inspired by your story, your area, your family and then PERFORMED IN YOUR HOME for a group of your guests?? ... Register now for a FREE INFO SESSION here in Draiocht on Sat 25th November 2pm about 'Home Theatre Ireland', taking place in 2018 ... Come along and we'll tell you all about it ... Ph Box Office Now to book a free place 01-8852622 ...



HOME THEATRE(IRELAND) is an ambitious, large scale and innovative way of making theatre that breaks down borders between artist and audience, arts infrastructure and the public. It will pair 40 leading playwrights/theatre-makers with 30 community hosts. We will ask them to spend time together in the host’s home to chat and talk, about what is important to them, about what they hope for and fear, about what makes them laugh, after which the artists will write an original play inspired by the host and performed in the host’s own home to an invited audience. All 30 plays will be simultaneously performed across Dublin 15, on one night (6th October 2018) and a selection of the plays will be performed in Draíocht over 4 nights (10th to 13th October 2018).  

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HOME HOSTS ... ARE YOU INTERESTED?
Draíocht is seeking 30 home hosts across all of Dublin 15 that will work with us on this Project. It doesn’t matter if you live in a big house or a little house, an apartment, out on your own or in a housing estate. It doesn’t matter if you live alone or with a few people or with lots of people. If you are interested in meeting with an artist, having a conversation with them with a view to hosting 3 performances of the 20 minute piece in your home on October 6th 2018, then we want to hear from you. The performances will be at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm and will be for an audience size dictated by your home. We will work with you to decide who those audience members are and we will support you with volunteer staff on the night. The participating homes will be confirmed in March 2018 and will be visited by Draíocht at that point.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS ... IS THAT YOU?
Perhaps you would like to get involved in a different way? We are also looking for Community Ambasador’s who will partner with one host/home and act as a support to them. You will be their point of contact and be present for the visit and discussion between playwright/theatre maker and host. On the night of the performance, the Ambassador will be present for all three performances (5pm, 7pm, 9pm) and will be the HOME THEATRE (IRELAND) representative. The Community Ambassadors will be supported by Draíocht staff.

If you are interested in getting involved as a Host or as a Community Ambassador, there will be a FREE Information Session with Veronica Coburn, that will take place on Saturday 25 November at 2pm in Draiocht where you can learn more about the project. If you are interested, please book a free place at the Info Session now with Box Office, tel 01-8852622.

This project was awarded a grant through The Arts Council’s Open Call Fund. We want to both acknowledge and thank them for their support.

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Home Theatre (Ireland) - Draíocht Successful in Arts Council Open Call Programme Funding 2018

October 9, 2017

13.07.17

Today, the Arts Council announced over €1m in funding for 11 new innovative arts projects around the country under their Open Call Programme. Open Call is an Arts Council programme which funds ambitious, once-off artistic projects by some of Ireland’s best artists and arts organisations.

And Draíocht is delighted to be successful in our application under this scheme with our Home Theatre (Ireland) project for 2018.


​Veronica Coburn, Artistic Director of Home Theatre (Ireland) with
Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts and Culture and
Emer McGowan, Director of Draiocht.


HOME THEATRE(IRELAND) is an ambitious, large scale and innovative way of making theatre that breaks down  borders between artist and audience, arts infrastructure and the public.  It will pair 40 leading playwrights/theatre-makers with 30 community hosts. We will ask them to spend time together in the host’s home to chat and talk, about what is important to them, about what they hope for and fear, about what makes them laugh, after which the artists will write an original play inspired by the host and performed in the host’s own home to an invited audience.   All 30 plays will be simultaneously performed across Dublin 15, on one night (6th October 2018) and a selection of the plays will be performed in Draíocht over 4 nights (10th to 13th October 2018).  

This now international movement, was developed by Kerry Michael from Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London in collaboration with Festival Internacional de Cenas em Casa, Brazil. It has had other UK and international partners including Birmingham Rep., and the State Theatre, South Africa.  And now Draíocht is bringing it to our home, Dublin 15.
HOME THEATRE (IRELAND) will be led by Artistic Director, Veronica Coburn, who worked with Draíocht on the 3 year project, Hallelujah! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir (2013 to 2015).


Emer McGowan, Director of Draiocht with
Veronica Coburn, Artistic Director of Home Theatre (Ireland),
Rory O'Byrne, Fingal Arts Officer and Mary McCamley, Mayor of Fingal.


Sheila Pratschke, Chair of The Arts Council with
Emer McGowan, Director Draiocht and
Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council.

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HOME HOSTS ...ARE YOU INTERESTED?
Draíocht is seeking 30 hosts across all of Dublin 15 that will work with us on this Project. It doesn’t matter if you live in a big house or a little house, an apartment, out on your own or in a housing estate. It doesn’t matter if you live alone or with a few people or with lots of people. If you are interested in meeting with an artist, having a conversation with them with a view to hosting 3 performances of the 20 minute piece in your home on October 6th 2018, then we want to hear from you. The performances will be at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm and will be for an audience size dictated by your home. We will work with you to decide who those audience members are and we will support you with volunteer staff on the night. The participating homes will be confirmed in March 2018 and will be visited by Draíocht at that point.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS ...IS THAT YOU?
Perhaps you would like to get involved in a different way? We are also looking for Community Ambasador’s who will partner with one host/home and act as a support to them. You will be their point of contact and be present for the visit and discussion between playwright/theatre maker and host. On the night of the performance, the Ambassador will be present for all three performances (5pm, 7pm, 9pm) and will be the HOME THEATRE (IRELAND) representative. The Community Ambassadors will be supported by Draíocht staff.

If you are interested in getting involved as a Host or as a Community Ambassador, there will be a FREE Information Session with Veronica Coburn, that will take place on Saturday 25 November at 2pm where you can learn more about the project. If you are interested, please email Emer McGowan on emer@draiocht.ie or call on 01 8098027.
 

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