Free Theatre Seminar 8 & 9 March – Women: Peacemakers or Agitators?

Published On 20 February, 2013 | Seminars


Join us for a dynamic seminar to mark Women’s Day: ‘Women: Peacemakers or Agitators?’ 8th and 9th March 2013

As part of our Acting for Peace Programme 2012-2013, Smashing Times is holding a two-day seminar which uses drama and theatre to promote peace building and reconciliation, with a focus on skills development, on the theme of Women – Peacemakers or Agitators?

The seminar is being held in An Táin Theatre, Town Hall, Dundalk, Co. Louth from 9.30-5pm on Friday 8th and 11-4.30pm on Saturday 9th March.

It’s free of charge, thanks to funding from the International Fund for Ireland, and features workshops with professional drama facilitators Idan Meir and Chrissie Poulter, presentations and a performance piece with post show discussion.

The performance piece will take place on Friday evening with two original monologues written by Paul Kennedy: Crossings directed by Mary Moynihan and starring Adam Traynor and Thou Shalt not Kill directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh and starring Cathy White.

As with previous seminars we find that the more diverse the audience, the more rewarding the seminar. This event is open to community leaders, youth workers, artists, academics, teachers, actors, drama facilitators and anyone who is interested in learning how theatre can engage with issues of importance. No drama/theatre experience is necessary.

This will be a cross border, cross community event and we are particularly interested in any existing women’s groups from the North of Ireland and the southern border counties of Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Cavan who may wish to attend.

Places are limited so register soon! Catered lunch is provided on both days. There is a limited amount of shared (twin) accommodation available free of charge. Priority will be given to those travelling long distances. To register and for all travel and accommodation queries please contact Sinéad at 01-8656613, 087-9862576 or

For more information on the project see here

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