Courses 2016

Summer workshop Residency -Mermaid Arts Centre

Mon 15th - Fri 20th August

10.30am - 3.30pm daily
Price €160 Full Price
This summer Mermaid Arts Centre will be running a week long programme in devising theatre for actors with intellectual disabilities. This exciting week will be facilitated by Gemma Gallagher from Shadowbox and focus on exploring and devising theatre from our own ideas and reflections. We will use everyday objects to explore creating visual theatre drawing on instincts, thoughts and emotions. The week is a chance to work with new people in a fun and supportive way and will culminate in a public presentation on 20th August.
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NEW CREATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMME

for Service Organisations and Groups

We are now taking bookings for a new creative learning programme for 2016 in Theatre for groups and organisations working with people with Intellectual disabilities around Ireland facilitated by Gemma Gallagher.

Shadowbox rehearsals

Gemma has recently designed and facilitated workshop programmes in the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray and Aras Inis Gluaire in Mayo and is now opening up this tailored programme around the country.

Since 2001, Gemma, through Shadowbox and her own freelance practice, has been creating and touring her own brand of visual theatre both in the Ireland and internationally. In performance, she explores visual expression in hand with exploration of real life experiences in order to stimulate and awaken audiences.

There are many possibilities within the creative learning work. Activities are tailored to the group we are working with, so no two workshops are the same. We are open to the possibility of working with all groups, including young people and schools. Please contact us to talk in more detail about how we could work together.

How long can it be?

  • 1 day
  • 1 week residency: can conclude with a presentation
  • 10-12 week residency: one day a week

Costs begin at €200 incl. VAT, and travel and accommodation where necessary.

For further information or bookings contact
admin@shadowboxireland.com
Tel: 0863451457
www.shadowboxireland.com

Previous Organisations worked for:

Aras Inis Gluaire, Ard Aoibhinn-Wexford, Blanchardstown Hospital-Therapeutic Unit, Clonskeagh Hospital, Community Day Service Unit-SCR Dublin, Droichead Arts Centre, Fingal County Council, Golden Circle –Rathdangan, Health promotion unit -East Coast Area Health Board, HSE South Eastern Region, HSE Health Promotion Department, Inclusion Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association, Kinvara Nursing Home, KCAT-Kilkenny, Limfjordsskolen -Denmark, Mencap UK, Mercy Order -Roscommon, Mermaid Arts Centre, Mullingar Arts Centre, Nagle Rice Experience -Wexford, Our Lady of Fatima School, Rehab Care, Sheatre Ontario -Canada, St. Mary’s Hospital -Phoenix Park, Sunbeam House Services, Wexford Arts Office, Western Care.

Spring Training in Visual Theatre

In association with
Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Starting from 11th April 2016
Mondays 10.30-3.30

Cost: €200 for 10 week course
Mermaid Arts Centre, Main Street, Bray

Mermaid Arts Centre will be holding a spring training course in visual theatre for adults with intellectual disability. The workshops will be facilitated by Gemma Gallagher from Shadowbox running every Monday for 10 weeks. The course is intended for people with some experience of theatre who wish to build their knowledge and skills.

The workshops will explore the creation of visual theatre, drawing on the instincts and emotional language of the participants. The work will focus on the creation of ensemble, and how collaborative work can strengthen the creation of new and vibrant theatre.

Over the weeks the course will look at Heightening Sensory creativity and imagination, improvisation, use of music and sound in theatre, NON verbal communication, ensemble work and Devising techniques.

The aim is to build confidence in the participating actors and to encourage the creation of visual theatre through the exploration of simple stimulus such as art, work, everyday objects, stories in the news and what is important to the group themselves.

Further Information see www.shadowboxireland.com

Places will be limited so please book as soon as you can.

Bookings: contact admin@shadowboxireland.com or 086 3451457

www.shadowboxireland.com


Past:

 

SHADOWBOX THEATRE COMPANY
In association with
Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

Visual Theatre Workshop

Mon 14 Sep - Mon 23 Nov 2015

Visual Theatre Workshop is Mermaid’s newest workshop programme for actors with learning disabilities. Participants will learn how to create short scenes and visual stories through their own ideas and experience. Working with Gemma Gallagher (Shadowbox Theatre Company) on her distinctive style of visual theatre exploring instincts, body expression and non-verbal ways of telling a story. The course will conclude with an open workshop for the public. The course aims to be the first part of a longer ensemble programme to continue in the spring.

10.30am to 3.30am every Monday for 10 weeks.

 

Summer residency 2015

Following on from the success of last year’s summer programme in inclusive theatre, Mermaid Arts Centre will be running a week long summer residency in devising theatre for actors with intellectual disabilities. The workshop will be facilitated by Gemma Gallagher from Shadowbox and focus on ‘The somethings’. What somethings would you keep? What somethings would you throw away? What somethings do you wish you had? And what somethings would you tell the world if you really believed they were listening? The week will explore visual and non-verbal theatre creation.
http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/shadowbox-visual-theatre-...

Inclusive Theatre Summer Workshops 2014

25th- 30th August 2014
10.30-3.30
Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre, Main Street, Bray.

Shadowbox in association with the Mermaid Arts Centre will be running a week long summer residency in Inclusive Theatre. We encourage applications from actors with and without learning disabilities to spend the week exploring, devising theatre from everyday objects, culminating in a public presentation on Saturday 30th August. The week will explore creating visual theatre drawing on the instincts and emotional language of the participants. The work will focus on the creation of ensemble, and how collaborative work can strengthen the creation of new and vibrant Theatre.

Shadowbox are also developing a series of workshops and trainings days for 2016.

Day long and blocks of trainings can be booked for your group or organisation. contact admin@shadowboxireland.com for further details

We will be running a series of Summer workshops in Bray and Ipswich -details to follow, you can register your interest at admin@shadowboxireland.com