We had our Second Session of Meet & Greets today, ahead of our next largescale community engagement project NEST.
Draíocht is delighted to deliver NEST, a visionary, artistically ambitious project of scale that will see 24 stories inspired by Dublin 15’s children and young people, aged 20 months to 20 years, our youngest citizens, brought to life through collaboration with 24 leading multi-disciplinary artists - playwrights, theatre makers, spoken word artists, dance artists, and music artists - to produce 24 new contemporary works that map our present through the eyes of our children and young people.
Led by Artistic Director, Veronica Coburn, NEST is about citizenship alongside the idea of home, both individual and collective, a single house, a familial place, a society. It will mark the Decade of Centenaries by exploring the ideals of our origin state, liberty, equality and equity in a contemporary context.
NEST's 24 new pieces of work will be performed in homes and schools across Dublin 15, 3 times, on March 1st 2024. Then the project will culminate in a bold festival of new and ambitious work for children and young people in mid-March 2024 when all 24 works will take over Draíocht’s building and can be seen over one week.
Pictured Back Row: Paula Quinn (Producer NEST), Emer McGowan (Director Draíocht), Dafe Orugbo, C.N. Smith, Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng, Kwaku Fortune, Paul Mercier, Darragh O'Donnell, Louise Lowe, Veronica Coburn (Artistic Director of NEST), Little John Nee.
Pictured Front Row: Dominic O'Brien, Brigid Leahy, Matt Szczerek, Joy Nesbitt.