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“A sophisticated and bracing piece on living with HIV in Ireland… A work as involving and compassionate as Rapids could be the beginning of an antidote” Irish Times
"A timely, vital and powerful work" DRAFF magazine
Talking Shop Ensemble & Shaun Dunne
Dates: 07 Feb - 09 Feb
Show Time: 7.45pm
Tickets: €16 - 20
Preview: 6 February 2019
Post-Show Discussion: 7 February 2019
Exploring instances of disclosure and the presence of stigma in the lives of men and women who are HIV+ in Ireland today, Talking Shop Ensemble and Shaun Dunne return with Rapids; their smash hit show that looks to playfully and respectfully make the private public.
In making this piece, the company have collaborated with several groups from the HIV+ community. From young men in rural Ireland to migrant women seeking asylum, this form-flipping piece of documentary theatre will take you through the myriad of perspectives and experiences that compound what it means to live positive in this country.
Rapids marks the return of Talking Shop Ensemble and Shaun Dunne to Project Arts Centre following the sell-out success of their Dublin Theatre Festival debut in 2017.
The National tour of RAPIDS kicks off with a return to Project Arts Centre and Talking Shop Ensemble are delighted to be hosting a flagship post-show event on Thursday 7th of February following the performance.
Positives and Negatives: HIV & Community in Ireland will mark the start of a series of community engagements and conversations to coincide with the tour of the piece around Ireland. This post show conversation will see theatre artist Shaun Dunne in conversation with a range of prominent voices involved in HIV awareness and activism in Ireland today. Guests will include activist Robbie Lawlor, Erin Nugent (HIV Ireland) and representatives from ACT UP Dublin. The conversation will explore and expand upon some of the key issues presented in Rapids; shedding light on the presence of stigma and the barriers to disclosure for those living Positive in Ireland today.
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Recommended for ages 14+
Created with: Aisling Byrne, Robbie Lawlor and Lisa Walsh
Cast includes: Shaun Dunne, Eva Jane Gaffney and Lauren Larkin
Set, costume and light Design: Ciaran O’Melia
Sound design: Sinead Diskin
Film design: Kilian Waters
Dramaturgy by: Gary Keegan
Produced by: Lara Hickey
Produced in association with Project Arts Centre and funded through an Arts Council Touring Grant. This project is supported by HIV Ireland, ACT UP Dublin and Mermaid Arts Centre.
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