8 Feb - 29 Mar 2023

Our Neighbourhood Company

Performers on stage at dlr Mill Theatre

Our Neighbourhood Company

Would you like to join our series of workshops, meet the dlr Mill team, step into a welcoming and creative space to work with a like-minded peer group?

At DLR Mill Theatre, we believe that everyone is naturally creative and seek to remove barriers to developing new skills at an older age. Our Neighbourhood Company offers people aged 55 and over in our local area opportunities to connect and create. All activities are free to attend and are planned to take place in person on Wednesday mornings from 11am-1pm in the dlr Mill Theatre in Dundrum.

The workshops are designed to assist people to engage, experience and participate in the arts. The content of the workshops will stimulate an existing interest or an emerging interest in the theatre. Participants will be supported in engaging age-appropriate games specifically designed to inspire confidence and creativity.

Text Work – Established Works The content will encompass classic and contemporary theatre, such as contrasting writers Lady Gregory and Hugh Leonard. Investigating their work through play readings, scene studies and workshopping select scenes.

Context Work – Opening up New Worlds Inspired by the letter writing of Lady Gregory and the travel writing of Hugh Leonard. Exploring and improvising lesser-known work to stimulate individual creativity and personal performance. We envision that each workshop compliments each other to create an event or performance in the final workshop. This event will be decided upon with the full collaboration of the participants.

E mail info@milltheatre.ie to reserve your place  or call us on 01 296 9340

Open to Age 55+

The workshops’ team will be Clare Maguire and Seamus Quinn:

Clare Maguire graduated from Rose Bruford College with a BA Hons in Acting & Theatre Studies. For over 20 years she has worked as a theatre practitioner and educator in both the UK and Ireland. For 10 years Clare was an actor based in London, working in the UK and touring internationally. In the past 8 years she has worked as a theatre director in Dublin where she is now based. The majority of Clare’s directing work has been predominantly with emerging artists, directing and developing new work. www.clare-maguire.com  With a demonstrated history of working in the performing arts industry she is an effective communicator, skilled in teaching and mentoring across a wide demographic from young people to older adults.  Clare has taught drama at college and university level, process drama in inner city schools and is a drama facilitator at The Gaiety School of Acting on both the Young Gaiety and the Adult Part time programmes.

Seamus Quinn has a diploma in Theatre and Performance studies and a MA from NUIM. He is a Dramatherapist, life & wellbeing coach and workshop facilitator.  His main body of work with older adults has been as creative lead, academic tutor and researcher on many Erasmus+, European Commission based, human rights and wellbeing projects.  These include ST.AGE (Sociodrama tackling ageism) www.combatingelderabuse.eu, CREATYVE (Inter-generational volunteering programme) www.creatyv.eu & STORY 2 REMEMBER (creative drama and storytelling training programme for health and social care professionals) www.story2remember.eu  He has worked extensively within the elderly and Alzheimer’s communities both as a Dramatherapist and a creative writing/drama facilitator.

  • FREE- Booking Required
  • 11am
  • 2 hours
  • Workshops

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