June 2021 - An Update from Paul Curley
In a perfect ending to the school year, artist Paul Curley paid a fun visit to the pupils of St Mochta's National School in Clonsilla to ask their advice for a new show he is creating for young audiences about a wise and wily Parrot called Alex. After a drama session, children wrote their suggestions on postcards and also had a chance to record possible parrot voice samples.
"A huge thank you to children and teachers at St. Mochta's National School Clonsilla and Riverview Educate Together National School Walkinstown for inviting me in to their classrooms to share ideas on a new theatre piece for young audiences. There was no shortage of suggestions, advice and inspiration provided by all. We look forward to sharing more details as this project develops over the summer." Paul Curley
12 November 2020 - Announcement
Draíocht is delighted to announce we have been awarded a Commission Award by The Arts Council to enable us work with Theatre-Maker Paul Curley and Designer Ger Clancy in 2021, in consultation with children in Dublin 15, to create a draft script and prototype puppet for a new theatre piece for young audiences about emotional intelligence: a heart-warming story about a wise and wily Parrot.