CURRENT AND FUTURE
"a hero of children's theatre"
Unfortunately due to Covid-19, many of the projects for 2020 have been cancelled or postponed.
SING ME TO THE SEA - a new hydropool adventure in 2018 for children and young people with complex needs funded by Wicklow County Arts Office and Riverbank Arts Centre. In partnership with Enable Ireland. Further presentation in 2019 through Arts Council of Ireland funding in association with the Civic, Tallaght, The Mermaid, Draiocht, Fingal Co Council and Carlow Arts Festival.
Further touring planned for 2020/21.
BABY MUSIC ADVENTURES - four multi-instrumentalists take an audiences of babies under 1 on a exquisite journey of sounds. A collaboration with Early Years musician, Eamon Sweeney. Funded by Wicklow Arts Office and hosted by the Mermaid Arts Centre Bray. Premiere in April 2020.
I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT - R&D on Ireland's first dance show for babies aged 3-18 months. Funded by Arts Council Ireland, co-pro with The Civic. October 2020
GROOVE - a new 60's/70's inspired 'happening' for children and young people with complex needs touring schools and venues in June 2020. Funded by Arts Council Ireland, co-pro with The Civic.
BLUE! - funded by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council - an Early Years interactive Imagination Playground adventure developed in creative collaboration with families at the Peter McVerry Homeless Hub and in partnership with the DLR Children & Young People's Services Committees and the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Spring 2019. Touring community and theatre venues in Dublin in March/April 2020.
BIGKIDLITTLEKID - a new show for audiences aged 3-6 - development phase in partnership with the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire and the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray. Full production in Autumn 2019 through Arts Council of Ireland Arts Grant Funding in association with the Civic, Tallaght, The Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray and Draiocht Arts Centre, Fingal. Premiere at the Ark for Dublin Theatre Festival.
BABY'S FIRST XMAS - an Xmas show created especially for the very youngest of audiences. Created December 2018 through Arts Council of Ireland Arts funding in association with the Civic, the Mermaid and Draiocht. With a distinct version - LITTLE TINY XMAS - for under 5's with complex needs.
Returning to venues & special schools Xmas 2019.
Polka Lab Artist - an experimental project creating a show for babies with teenage performers to explore the empathetic impact of that unique connection. In collaboration with Lambeth College. Further development of this project in collaboration with the Mermaid Arts Centre and ImmaLab, funded by Wicklow County Arts Office. March and Oct 2019
FOUR GO WILD IN WELLIES - an inclusive dance theatre show for audiences aged 3-5 years created with Glasgow's Indepen-Dance. Ongoing international touring including Bangkok International Children's Festival and Australia's Awesome Festival in 2018 and TYA Inclusive Arts Festival, Tokyo in 2019. - video promo here!
"a 30 minute warm hug' - see review from Australia here.
Touring continues into 2019/20 to Canada, Columbia, Finland and off-Broadway.
I AM BABA - a show for babies aged 0-12 months - an International Early Childhood Arts Commission from the four Dublin Local Authorities funded by Arts Council of Ireland and produced in association with the Civic Theatre, Tallaght - Autumn 2017.
7 week national tour of Ireland `Sept/Oct/Nov 2018 funded by Arts Council of Ireland with support from the Katharine Howard Foundation.
10 week tour across Ireland in Spring 2020 both to theatre venues and to community venues in partnership with National Childhood Network and the Children & Young People's Services Committees under the umbrella of TUSLA.
REASSEMBLED, SLIGHTLY ASKEW by Shannon Yee.
This unique sonic installation (nominated for 3 Dublin Tiger Fringe Awards and the Contra Guys Award for New Performance Text at Summerworks, Toronto) continues to tour nationally and internationally, including to festivals in Canada and Hong Kong and to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
TWINKLE TWINKLE - a show for audiences aged 18 months to 3 years with Brighton-based puppet theatre company Touched Theatre. Premiere at the Little Angel Theatre, London in July 2017. UK/Ireland touring ongoing into 2018/19.