Call Out for Participants: Everybody Sings
Everybody Sings is a new theatre project by artist Shaun Dunne examining the relationship between intimacy and ageing. The project is commissioned by Age & Opportunity as part of the nationwide 2018 Bealtaine Festival and will be produced by Brokentalkers Theatre Company.
Researched, developed and produced over a series of six months, this new work will be made with a core group of community collaborators in their older years. Over the course of three months from January to March 2018, men and women (50+) from Ireland and beyond will engage in a number of one-to-one and group workshops held in Dublin. These conversation-based, interview style workshops will be developed around the theme of growing older and intimacy. The material from these workshops will be later developed into a working text and multi-disciplinary live performance, featuring sound and film design. There may also be the opportunity to contribute written material in lieu of face to face meetings and workshops, particularly for overseas collaborators.
Bealtaine and Brokentalkers Theatre Company, are currently looking for men and women who are open to participating in this process. Arts/Theatre experience is not necessary. Ideally meetings will be at least once monthly at a central location in Dublin but are flexible around participants own schedules too. Participants may contribute individually or as part of a group.
The aim in creating this new work is to celebrate the idea of a long lasting, connected life while also carefully minding some of the contentious issues surrounding intimacy in our older years. Questions on consent and capacity will be explored and demystified through the juxtaposition of testimony, inspired narrative, research and design. There is also the option for participants to appear in a film element of the project and to perform on stage as part of a group singing exercise.
How do I get involved?
To express an interest and ask any questions please contact Age & Opportunity in the first instance by emailing Karen Hennessy, Arts and Culture Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org ideally before 21 December 2017.