Home Theatre (Ireland) ... Our Place. Our Stories
On Saturday 6th October 2018, something amazing happened in Dublin 15.
30 brand new pieces of theatre, Written, Performed & Directed by 47 professional Theatre Artists, inspired by 30 Dublin 15 Stories were performed simultaneously all across Dublin 15 in 30 Homes, 3 times each, on the one night, totalling 90 Performances to over 1000 people.
11 Filmmakers captured all 30 shows which you can now begin to enjoy ... HERE
A selection of 24 of the plays transferred from homes to Draíocht's Main Stage as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2018, 10-13 Oct.
Theatre Artists Included:
Amanda Azams, Clare Barrett, Robbie Blake, Bryan Burroughs, Cathal Cleary, Annabelle Comyn, Dylan Coburn Gray, Jeda De Bri, Finbar Doyle, Shaun Dunne, Shadaan Felfeli, Fionn Foley, Sorcha Fox, Gavin Fullam, Liam Halligan, Nancy Harris, Eamonn Hunt, Roisin Ingle, Philip Judge, Sonya Kelly, Deirdre Kinahan, Gavin Kostick, Lauren Larkin, Ruth Lehane, Louise Lewis, Louise Lowe, Marc Mac Lochlainn, Sharon Mannion, Megan McDonnell, Fiona McGeown, Paul Mercier, Conall Morrison, John Morton, Colin Murphy, Elaine Murphy, Little John Nee, Eva O'Connor, Mary O'Driscoll, Natalya O'Flaherty, Felicia Olusanya, Jody O'Neill, Claire O'Reilly, Duke Special, Tom Swift, Neil Watkins, Ali White, Emma Willis.
Artistic Director: Veronica Coburn
Video Projections: Kilian Waters
Sound Design & Composer: Sinead Diskin
Lighting Design: Mark Galione
All 30 Plays will be available on YouTube.
Enjoy our Home Theatre Ireland BLOG.
DRAÍOCHT INCUBATE STUDIO RESIDENCY
Emerging/Early-Career Visual Artists
04 MARCH - 19 APRIL 2019
Draíocht’s Artists Studio
Draíocht continues its INCUBATE studio residency programme for emerging/early-career visual artists, who wish to have time and space to research, test new ideas, and develop new work.
This Open Call is for artists whose practice - in any medium - is focused on children/young people or the theme of childhood. The six-week residency at Draíocht’s Artist Studio will be offered to a single artist or a small collective between 04 March and 19 April 2019.
If you wish to be considered please send the following information to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday 25 January 2019.
A current CV (2 pages maximum). Expression of interest to include: artist statement; a clear indication of the focus of the studio residency; website and/or other links to your work and/or up to ten images of relevant work in jpeg format. Please send all in a single PDF.
Draíocht and Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2019-2020
Centre Culturel Irlandais’ annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of the CCI and the city of Paris, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage. Draíocht is delighted to once again partner with CCI to support the 2019/2020 Residency Programme. CCI and the partner organisations share the costs of residencies in CCI enabling the Centre to increase the number of residencies it can offer.
Draíocht is supporting a residency (one to two months) for an artist working in any discipline with a clear focus on children and/or young people articulated in the proposal. Residencies of 1 to 2 months will be awarded for the period August 2019-June 2020. Travel from Ireland, accommodation and a monthly stipend are included.
Full guidelines, terms and conditions available on CCI's website: www.centreculturelirlandais.com.
Applications to be made on-line by Thursday 10 January 2019.
Draíocht's OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES Project has been successful, as one of 30 new projects, to be supported by the new National Creativity Fund, an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme.
OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES places six leading artists in six key communities in Dublin 15, working through a variety of performing art forms - Theatre, Dance and Spoken Word.
The National Creativity Fund activates and supports genuinely ground-breaking initiatives, research projects, community programmes and more.
An initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme, the exciting details of the 30 initiatives and projects benefiting from the National Creativity Fund have now been announced by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD, on 4th October 2018.
With creativity and wellbeing a central focus, The National Creativity Fund allows the Creative Ireland Programme to activate, enable and support truly compelling and innovative initiatives, research projects and community programmes. Through a series of strategic partnerships with cultural organisations, education and academic institutions and healthcare specialists, the chosen projects are ambitious, inventive and inclusive.
A handy place to pop mentions of our wonderful #HomeTheatreIreland Project
NoMoreWorkhorse Review - 14 October 2018
'Our Place, Our Story is more than an enjoyable evening; it presents a wide-angle shot of an entire community in all its rich diversity. It is hard to imagine a more appropriate use of Arts Council funding for “public” projects and deserves its support'
“Home Theatre (Ireland)” is community theatre at its creative and communal best. Created for, and with, the community, “Home Theatre (Ireland)” gives voice where often there has been none, as well as opening up theatre as a place of engagement and entertainment for all. If six shows presented back to back can make for a long night, it is a night made all the more worthwhile for revealing what is often unnoticed, taken for granted, or misunderstood, in the world we live in. So major kudos to producer, Emer McGowan, and Artistic Director, Veronica Coburn. “Home Theatre (Ireland)” is an exciting way of making exciting new theatre that should be embraced throughout the length and breadth of the country."