The Elders

dlr Mill Theatre works with Floating World Theatre to build community and create opportunities for the many diverse communities of Dundrum, and the wider county and city.

Our Neighbourhood company at dlr Mill Theatre

About the Elders

The Elders are a group of creative over 65 year olds that initially responded to a call out for the DLRCOCO commissioned theatre project Life Memos in 2018.

The Elders train with their facilitator Andrea Scott and professionals from the industry in movement, creative writing, playwrighting, improvisation, creative composition, contemporary drama and puppetry to name a few.

For their first project, Life Memos, The Elders wrote monologues of a moment in their lives and developed movement material that weaved these texts together. The piece was performed in dlr Mill in June 2018 to a full house her at dlr Mill Theatre that included the Minister for the Arts Josepha Madigan.

Following projects:

Doone of the Drumes, a site specific promenade piece around Dundrum Village in which we performed characters of the area that we researched and re imagined.

Elder the show explored our own grandparents and moments of importance in their lives which we wrote into scenes and played our own grandparents and played in Maureen O’Hara studio

The Hold, an online show inspired by characters in well-known plays

A third of an inch per second, a show about the interconnection between humans and trees performed in Killruddery Woodlands

The Elders are always co-creators generating material and involved at every stage of productions and projects. This year the Elders are developing plays inspired by playwrights Teresa Deevy and Samuel Beckett and next year will delve into a project about endangered birds.

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To express interest in joining the Elders email or phone us on 01 296 9340.