Dance / 07-08 July 2022

Hear My Hands

Tickets: €18/€16
All performances are accessible through ISL 

Please join us on Friday 8th, directly after the live performance, for a post-show discussion. The Discussion will be led by facilitator and deaf artist Alvean Jones, deaf performance artist Paula Clarke and dance artist Marion Cronin. The panel will discuss the unique working process of creating 'Hear my Hands'. The discussion will be interpreted through ISL by Shelley Parkinson and will allow audience members the opportunity to ask questions and to gain insight into the working collaboration and the communication obstacles the artists have encountered whilst working with ISL and BSL and spoken word.
Show Time: 7.30pm | 60 mins

Hear My Hands is a multi-disciplinary collaborative performance piece, fusing dance and audio video projection. The work explores the use of sign language and the use of movement as a form of communication. Delving into the frustration and difficulties involved with miscommunication in relationships.


All performances are accessible through ISL

You can find the latest information about Project’s accessibility here. Please do not hesitate to contact us at or call 01 8819 613.


Directed and Created by Karen Gleeson
Sound Design and Music by Eoin Murphy
Choreographed by Karen Gleeson in collaboration with Marion Cronin and Paula Clarke
Written by Karen Gleeson with additional input from Alvean Jones, Paula Clarke and Marion Cronin
Lighting & A/V Design by Dermot Marrey
Composition and Sound Design by Eoin Murphy
Performed by Paula Clarke and Marion Cronin
Costume Design by Sarah Foley
Visual Arts Direction by Megan Robinson
Video Cinematography and Video editing by Oisín McFarland Smith
Voice-over artist  Velma O’Donoghue
Mentor: Alvean Jones
Dramaturg/Mentor: Paul Johnson
Production Manager/Compliance Officer: Lisa Mahony
Stage Manager: Ciara Nolan (Civic theatre run), Miriam Duffy (Project Arts Centre run)
AV Technician: Luke Weir
Technical Operator: Siofra Nic Liam
ISL Interpreters: Shelley Parkinson, Caoimhe Coburn Gray, Bernadette Ferguson
Deputy Production Manager: Eoin Winning
Stage Crew: 
Vincent Doherty


This work was created with the support of the Arts Council Dance Project Award 2021, Arts Council Dance Bursary Award 2017 and the Wicklow County Councils Artist Support Grant 2017.

Special thanks to the Civic Theatre, Project Arts Centre, Mermaid Arts Centre and Central Remedial Clinic with additional support from Dance Ireland, Annie Ryan and Corn Exchange, John Scott Company, Irish Deaf Society, Carmel Robinson, Frank Gleeson, David Kavanagh, Anna Newell, Niamh O’Donnell, Katie Davenport, Sandra Doyle, Louise Drake, Martìn Nagle, Niamh Honer, Niamh Ferry, Paddy Keating, Michael Barker-Caven, Dermot Marrey

Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.

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