We are delighted to welcome Jody O'Neill and team to Draíocht for rehearsal days ahead of school performances of 'Yellow' in D15 Schools during November.
‘Yellow’ is a joyous, uplifting piece of theatre written by Jody O’Neill, writer of the award-winning, ‘What I (Don’t) Know About Autism’.
It follows the story of Lizzie, a creature of habit, and how her life is irrevocably changed when she sleeps through her alarm clock and has to break her routine, with very unexpected consequences.
Yellow will be followed by a discussion on inclusion, disability and diversity, designed in collaboration with Sinéad Dunne Finnegan.
Yellow was originally commissioned and developed by Draíocht in Dublin 15 through Home Theatre (Ireland). Home Theatre (Ireland) was funded through an Arts Council’s Open Call award with additional support provided by Fingal County Council.
The play is a relaxed performance and is suitable for all ages.
Produced by Draíocht with Jody O’Neill
Performed by Eleanor Walsh
Directed by Al Bellamy
Lighting by Sarah Jane Shiels
Performances in D15 Primary & Secondary Schools
21 Nov 2023 / Hartstown Community School
22 Nov 2023 / Edmund Rice College
23 Nov 2023 / Blakestown Community School
24 Nov 2023 / Castaheany Educate Together NS
27 Nov 2023 / St. Philip the Apostle SNS
28 Nov 2023 / Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School
29 Nov 2023 / St Francis Xavier SNS
30 Nov 2023 / Rath Dara Secondary School
Draíocht is recognised as a creative hub and laboratory space and invests significantly in the development of artist's practice by the provision of benefit in kind support such as space, technical support, admin/marketing support and specialist expertise. We offer a wide range of opportunities to artists i.e. commissions, residencies, artist studios/rehearsal space, co-productions, co-commissions, seed funding, mentoring.
Our Artist Support Series, launched during Covid-19, has helped 79 artists in 2020, 50 artists in 2021 and 74 artists in 2022, with the provision of free rehearsal and creative space. Space to rehearse, write, create, film, dance, think & plan ... whatever is needed!
With thanks to our funders Fingal County Council & The Arts Council.
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