Creative Equality: Smashing Times Young Ensemble
Date: Friday 27 October 2017
Time: 10am-2pm: As part of the Women in an Equal Europe Creative Arts Symposium Public + Performance 7.30pm
Venue: Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin
Box office: Tel: 00353 (0)1 896 2461
Online Booking: Click here
Ticket Price: €5
Post-Show Speakers: The Actors
Post-Show Moderator: Róisin McAtamney
As part of Women in an Equal Europe, Smashing Times Youth Arts are working with 12 young people ages 18 to 23, to create an original multi-disciplinary performance incorporating theatre, spoken word, music and film, aiming to use creative processes to promote gender quality and human rights. The performance premieres at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin on 27 October 2017 at 7.30pm and also features in the Women in an Equal Europe Creative Arts Symposium from 10am-2pm on the same day. Key professional artists involved are: Mary Moynihan, Theatre and Film Maker, Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company; Chrissie Poulter, Head of Drama, School of Drama, Film and Music, TCD; Dr Eric Weitz, Associate Professor of Drama, School of Drama, Film and Music, TCD; Peter Sheridan, writer, actor, director; and Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Kíla, musician and performer.
Women in an Equal Europe
The above event is conducted as part of the large-scale project Women in an Equal Europe.
Women in an Equal Europe uses a feminist framework and creative processes of theatre, film and online digital resources to explore and reflect on the experiences of women living in Europe and the power of EU policy to promote gender equality, human rights and diversity. This transnational democratic engagement and civil society project involves four European partners from Ireland, Spain, Croatia and Serbia and uses creative processes of theatre and film and online resources to promote a greater understanding of women’s rights and the positive changes that have come about in relation to gender equality as a result of belonging to the European Union. This project is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union. The four European partners are:
- Smashing Times Theatre Company, Ireland, www.smashingtimes.ie (lead partner)
- Instituto de Formacion Y Estudios Sociales (IFES), Valencia, Spain www.ifes.es
- Mirovna grupa mladih Dunav, Youth Peace Group ‘Danube’ (YPGD), Yukovar, Croatia, www.ypgd.org
- DAH Theatre Research Centre, Belgrade, Serbia www.dahteatarcentar.com
Using the arts and political activism, the project identifies 20 positive stories of change experienced by women – 5 from each partner country – that have come about as a result of belonging to the EU. The 20 stories form the basis for the Women War and Peace Digital book and Creative Documentary to be launched at the Women in an Equal Europe International Creative Arts Symposium to be held at the Samuel Beckett Theatre Dublin on Friday 27 October 2017 from 10am to 2pm, all welcome to attend.
Public performances of The Woman is Present: Women’s Stories of WWII can be seen at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, 25, 26 October 2017, nightly at 7.30 as part of a nationwide tour and a youth ensemble performance takes place on 27 October at 7.30.
For further information contact Freda Manweiler
Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 865 6613 Tel: + 353 (0) 87 221 4245