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We are preparing for a new production and are calling for participants with intellectual disabilities for this exciting new theatre project.

The project will work towards a full production to be performed in the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, County Wicklow in the second week of July.

Shadowbox are seeking performers with some experience who are interested in building on their skills by working with a professional production team.

They aim to start with some training days before Easter, followed by rehearsals 3 days a week (Monday to Wednesday).

If you are interested in being a part of the project, please contact Gemma Gallagher as below:

Email: admin@shadowboxireland.com

Telephone: 086 345 1457

We are preparing for a new production and are calling for participants with intellectual disabilities for this exciting new theatre project.

The project will work towards a full production to be performed in the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, County Wicklow in the second week of July.

Shadowbox are seeking performers with some experience who are interested in building on their skills by working with a professional production team.

They aim to start with some training days before Easter, followed by rehearsals 3 days a week (Monday to Wednesday).

If you are interested in being a part of the project, please contact Gemma Gallagher as below:

Email: admin@shadowboxireland.com

Telephone: 086 345 1457

The deadline to apply is 16th March. more details contact Gemma admin@shadowboxireland.com.

Watch this space for more news as the project developes.

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We want to invite you to UTOPIA a newly devised performance being performed in November in Longford and Bray.

If you could start it all again what changes would you make?

Utopia brings together an ensemble of performers from St Christopher’s Services, Longford and The Visual Theatre Programme in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray to devise a theatre production under the direction of Gemma Gallagher of Shadowbox.

Gemma, will guide this ensemble of actors to create a piece of theatre from the heart of the participants own reflections and experiences at all times finding imaginative and engaging ways of sharing their story and challenging preconceptions of what it is to be ‘other’. Utopia will be performed
15th November 7pm Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (Book:012724030)
18th and 19th November 7pm Backstage Theatre, Longford (Book:043 33 47888)

Supported by the Arts Council, Co Longford Arts Office and the Ireland Funds.

Backstage Theatre in association with the Mermaid Arts Centre

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Gemma is delighted to be working as Theatre Artist in Residence at the Backstage Theatre in Longford in association with the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray. The role is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and during her time as Artist in residence Gemma will work on 2 newly devised productions.

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It is an exciting time, we are planning a major new production for 2017 and are taking bookings for both our Summer and Autumn programmes for actors with Intellectual Disabilities.
Early Bird offer: Book both courses before 1st July for €300
or Book Summer Residency for €120
Bookings on 01 2724030

Summer Residency Week in Devising Theatre
Mon 15th - Fri 20th August

10.30am - 3.30pm daily

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.

€160 Full Price

Autumn Course in Visual Theatre
Mon 5 Sep - Mon 14 Nov 2016 ( and a performance week from 14th - 19th November)
10.30am – 3.30pm weekly

Facilitated by Gemma Gallagher from Shadowbox Theatre Company this is a ten week course in visual theatre for adults with intellectual disability. The course is intended for people with some experience of theatre who wish to build their knowledge and skills. 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.

There will be a mid-term break for Halloween with no workshop taking place on Monday October 31st

This will culminate in a short performance in The Mermaid Arts Centre and The Backstage Theatre in Longford on the week of 14th November and so we are asking participants to keep this week free.

Summer Workshop Residency - Mermaid Arts Centre

Mon 15th - Fri 20th August

10.30am - 3.30pm daily

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.

Price €160 for full week
bookings: Tel 012724030

NEW CREATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMMES

During 2016 we will be developing a number of new programmes in Creative Learning for schools and organisations around the country and indeed beyond. First up we have begun to work with specific service organisations on the following:

Creative Learning 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.