Sharing the Stage: Theatre, Peace Building & Equality Symposium

Published On 9 August, 2013 | Latest News


sharingstagebigSharing the Stage: Theatre, Peace Building & Equality – Two Day Theatre Symposium and Performance
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, County Louth – 27th & 28th September 2013

As part of Acting for Peace funded by the International Fund for Ireland.

A two-day symposium using drama workshops, discussions and theatre performances to explore the intersection between theatre, peace building and equality. This symposium will explore and promote equality, diversity and the coming together of different communities in mutual understanding and respect. Artists and speakers include Raymond Keane, Barabbas Theatre Company, Idan Meir, Combatants for Peace, Jim Arbuckle, Good Relations Facilitator, and Maria Mc Bride, Smashing Times Theatre Company. The symposium includes a theatre performance of Uprising on Friday 27th September, in Droichead Arts Centre. Performances are open to the public. Events are free, booking required and lunch provided. Participants do not need to have any previous experience of drama to take part.

Guest Speaker is Dill Wickremasinghe, broadcaster and journalist and presenter of award-winning Global Village, Newstalk.

The symposium includes a theatre performance of Uprising on Friday 27 September in Droichead Arts Centre.


  • Created by Smashing Times Theatre Company
  • Scripted by Tara McKevitt
  • Directed by Mary Moynihan

8pm Friday 27 September 2013, Droichead Arts Centre

A fusion of text, physical movement and dance, Uprising explores memories and experiences of conflict and pathways to peace.

Symposium Booking:
Events are free, registration for the seminar is or by calling Smashing Times on (+353 1) 8656613 or emailing Lunch is included.

Uprising is also open to the public on Sept 27th, tickets for the performance only can be booked through Droichead Arts Centre at 041-9833946 or online at


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