"ANU are thrilled to be Theatre Artists in Residence in Draíocht for a 2nd year; affording us time to delve into themes around environment and sustainability, including our newest project 'The Just Transition'. Working in a space that is new to us also provides an opportunity to meet fresh collaborators and communities which is essential to us making work that's both interdisciplinary and intersectional." - ANU Productions
ANU is led by Theatre Director Louise Lowe, Visual Artist Owen Boss, Creative Producer Lynnette Moran, and Creative Producer Matthew Smyth. Pioneering a hybrid of art forms that places the audience at the centre of their practice, together they have created 41 seminal works, including public art commissions, gallery installations and museum interpretations. They have built a global reputation for creating transformative experiences in unconventional locations and sites; the company continues to challenge theatrical conventions by blurring the lines between immersive and site-specific practice.
ANU places the audience at the very centre of the experience to create autonomous and meaningful exchanges. As a company they are renowned for their forensic research often uncovering untold stories and narratives, and they are constantly exploring new genres and formats to present their work to audiences. On top of this, ANU transforms community settings as cultural spaces of inquiry working with educational bodies at home and abroad from the National Museum of Ireland to the TATE Exchange in the UK.
Heralded by the Irish Times as an “alternative national theatre” having created the “most searing and provocative art works of the past decade”, ANU has embedded themselves in communities of space, place and interest to create art works of the highest quality. John McGrath launching Manchester International Festival 2019 described ANU as “one of the most exciting theatre companies in Europe".
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