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“one of the most promising spoken word artists in the country, who avoids misty-eyed accounts of society and instead cuts through with brilliant observational political commentary.” The Irish Times
"There’s many a spoken word show about the injustices of capitalism, Thatcherite privatisation, and the difficulties of being gay in the modern world. McKenna’s show achieves the complex feat of synthesising all this in a beautiful, 55 minute, rage against the system..." LondonTheatre1
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Dates: 26 Apr - 26 Apr
Show Time: 9pm
Work in Development
Oisín moved to London to pursue his dream of becoming socially mobile. Now, he is having an existential crisis in a Pret A Manger toilet, trying to remember his mindfulness techniques. Exploring the relationship between class, capitalism and health, ADMIN is about being poor, precarious and lonely, and adding items to your Watched List on eBay in the hopes of feeling better.
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Oisín McKenna is a multidisciplinary writer and artist, working in performance, theatre, comedy, music, and video. He makes fun, emotive, and inflammatory work about capitalism, class, health, history and queerness, using satire and dark humour to undermine neoliberal hegemonies. He has presented work at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, The Glory, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Electric Picnic, Body&Soul, Life Festival, Lingo Festival, and many other platforms. He lives in London and is from Ireland.
Written and performed by Oisín McKenna
Directed by Darren Sinnott
Produced by David Doyle
Designed by Michael Hankin
Composer: Anna Clock
June 17 2019, at 01:10pm
Project Arts Centre is powered by creative ideas, critical thinking and debate. Artists and audiences are often first to forecast the future – for good and for ill. As we look to our future in an uncertain world, which is leaning towards populism, tokenism, and right wing conservative politics, we want to engage in a conversation about contemporary Ireland and the arts. We want to peel back the skin to see how artists are faring and examine the ways in which our arts community can reflect, mediate, challenge and shape our collective fate. Where does our future lie? As part…Read More
May 14 2019, at 11:31am
Upcoming Artist Talk event from Emma Wolf Haugh around her ongoing research will be presented later this year. Date and Location TBC. This event will present the artists research towards new work from Haugh in 2020 Domestic Optimism begins with the work and continually expanding legacy of the Irish-born, self-taught, modernist architect and designer, Eileen Gray. A considerable amount of attention has been given to Gray’s work in recent years but, more often than not, the queerness inherent in her life and design is sidelined or ignored. I am interested in what comes to bear on the construction of legacy and what…Read More