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Dates: 28 Feb - 02 Mar
Show Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: €18-22 (Preview and Matinee €14)
Preview: 28 February
Post-show Panel Discussion: 1 March
Matinee: 2.30pm, 2 March
‘I’d like the people to know I’m not an animal. Did I cause harm? Yes. Should I be punished? Of course. But do I deserve my human rights? Absolutely I do.’
The Examination is a new theatre performance by Brokentalkers exploring the theme of healthcare in the Irish prison system.
Featuring Brokentalkers’ distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality, The Examination draws on historical research and testimony from current and former prisoners. With powerful imagery and a visceral sound scape, The Examination is an uncompromising and revelatory interrogation of an aspect of society too often ignored.
The Examination is the outcome of a 12-month research and creative process period, that has seen Brokentalkers’ directors Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon hold theatre workshops and interviews with prisoners and former prisoners in various settings including Mountjoy Prison and PACE Training and Education Services. They have also drawn on wider historical analysis undertaken by Associate Professor Catherine Cox (UCD), with Professor Hilary Marland and Dr Rachel Bennett (University of Warwick).
The Examination is part of a Wellcome Trust project, “Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000” based at the School of History, University College Dublin. It explores the history of health and healthcare in Irish prisons.
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Recommended for ages: 14+
Duration: 70 mins
Willie White is a comedian who got into comedy in 2005, through the TV programme Joy In The Hood, in which comedian Des Bishop ran stand-up workshops in some of the most impoverished areas of Ireland, including Ballymun where White is from.
Performed by: Willie White
Set design and constriction: Ger Clancy
Lighting Design: Stephen Dodd
Costume Design: Sarah Foley
Animation: Gareth Gowran
Composition/Sound Design: Denis Clohessy
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