Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival: Silent written and performed by Pat Kinevane

Silent written and performed by Pat Kinevane

Date and Time: Friday 20 September, 7.30-10pm

Venue: Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Directed by Jim Culleton
Music composed by Denis Clohessy
Costume styled by Catherine Condell
Photos by Pat Redmond 
Co-Producer (London, New York and Los Angeles) Georganne Aldrich Heller
Produced by Eva Scanlan for Fishamble

Followed by a Post-Show Panel Discussion with Pat Kinevane, Writer and Actor, Senator Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House and Rob Downes, Artist and Facilitator

Moderator: Mary Moynihan, Writer, Theatre and Film-Maker, Artistic Director, Smashing Times
Tickets: 17 euro, 15 euro concession

Booking: Book here

Details of Event

Silent is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all – including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino.

​WINNER: Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre – OLIVIER AWARD 2016
WINNER: Scotsman Fringe First and The Herald Angel – Edinburgh Festival 2011
WINNER: Argus Angel – Brighton Festival 2012

‘Passionate one-man show…Mr. Kinevane interprets Valentino’s highly theatrical screen presence to stunning effect…carefully wrought production…[he] doesn’t just demand [the audience’s] attention, he commands it. And that difference is what makes Mr. Kinevane an artist of the theater.’

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Post-Show Panel Discussion: Arts, Dignity and Human Rights

Following the performance there will be a post-show panel discussion on the intersections between arts, dignity and human rights. Key note speakers will discuss synergies between creativity and positive mental health and well-being with a focus on themes of homelessness and sexual identity. Panel members include Pat Kinevane, writer and performer of Silent, Senator Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House and Patron of Smashing Times, and Rob Downes, artist and facilitator. The moderator is Mary Moynihan. The speakers are:

Keynote: The Artist Speaks: In Conversation with Pat Kinevane
Speaker: Pat Kinevane, Writer and Performer

As part of the post-show panel discussion, writer and performer Pat Kinevane will speak about his artistic processes and what inspired him to create Silent, offering a unique insight into the artistic investigation and creative journey taken.

Keynote: Positive Mental Health and Well-Being
Speaker: Senator Joan Freeman

Senator Joan Freeman speaks about access to support for positive mental health and well-being and suicide prevention as a human right, the achievements to date and what needs to happen to support access in an inclusive way into the future.

Keynote: A Creative Approach to promoting Positive Mental Health and Well-Being for LGBTI + Young People – Visible, Valued and Included
Speaker: Rob Downes, Artist and Facilitator, Smashing Times

Artist and facilitator and member of the LGBTI+ community Rob Downes speaks about the role of the arts in promoting positive mental health and well-being with LGBTI+ young people supporting the Department of Children and Youth Affairs LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy 2018 2020, the first Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI+) National Youth Strategy in Ireland and the world. The strategy was developed in consultation with almost 4,000 young people through workshops around the country and via an online survey.

The speakers will be followed by a Q and A session chaired by the Moderator with questions from the audience. The evening ends with closing comments by Moderator, Mary Moynihan.

Supported by Acting for the Future: Theatre for Positive Mental Health and Well-Being with special thanks to Erasmus+, HSE National Office for Social Inclusion, HSE National Lottery, ESB Energy for Generations Funds and the Samaritans.