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Smashing Times – Thou Shalt Not Kill

Saturday 18 May

Smashing Times Theatre Company presents

Thou Shalt Not Kill

Installation of ‘living theatre’ performances

Created by Mary Moynihan, Written by Paul Kennedy

Directed by Mary Moynihan and Bairbre Ní Chaoimh

Commissioned by Smashing Times Theatre Company, Thou Shalt Not Kill is the title of a body of new writing and performance work presented in the form of ‘living theatre’ installations to explore themes of conflict and trauma.  Using the body as a site of performance, memory and emotion and centering on The Troubles, Thou Shalt Not Kill imagines the future through a remembrance of things past and explores themes of trauma, conflict, forgiveness and moving forward. Speaking of the production Mary Moynihan said: “These are powerful, dramatic performances that come from the soul, Thou Shalt Not Kill is an experience not to be missed.’’

Thou Shalt Not Kill runs for two performances only on Friday May 17, 2013 at the Danske Bank Studio, Millennium Forum, Derry/Londonderry, and on Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Both performances start at 7.30 and are followed by a post-show discussion with the creative artists and invited guest speakers.

The Creative Connections Project is delivered by Smashing Times Theatre Company and is supported by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.

Date/Time: Saturday 18 May 2013, 7.30pm

Venue: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Booking: Regional Cultural Centre +353 (0)74 9129186

Tickets: Tickets are free for all events, but booking is advised as places are limited.

Information: Smashing Times Theatre Company +353 (0)1 8656613 or email elaine@smashingtimes.ie

Website: www.smashingtimes.ie

Facebook: www.facebook.com/smashingtimestheatrecompany

 

 

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Symposium: Theatre of Conflict │ Engaging the Emotions

A day-long symposium using drama and theatre to explore emotions, address the past and move on to the future. Artists and guest speakers include Raymond Keane, Barabbas Theatre Company, Jim Arbuckle, Good Relations Facilitator and Karen Ward, Holistic Psychotherapist, all exploring the creative and emotional and Smashing Times as the conduit.

 

 

Smashing Times Theatre Company with support from the European Regional Development Fund is delighted to announce Theatre of Conflict │ Engaging the Emotions, a creative day-long symposium using drama and theatre techniques to explore emotions, address the past and move on to the future.

 

Taking place on Saturday May 18 2013 in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, the day consists of participatory workshops and discussions. Through the day, Smashing Times Theatre Company aims to use theatrical processes to generate discussion and engage participants in a discourse around using creativity as a tool for healing, examining the intersection between the creative and emotional. While booking is required, the day is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Participants do not need to have any previous experience of drama to take part. Group bookings are welcome.

 

Symposium workshops are The Mask of Four Temperaments by Raymond Keane, Artistic Director, Barabbas Theatre and Engaging the Emotions by Fiona Bawn-Thompson, facilitator, Smashing Time Theatre Company. Speakers are Raymond Keane, Fiona Bawn-Thompson and Mary Moynihan, writer, director, Smashing Times Theatre Company, Jim Arbuckle, Good Relations Facilitator and Karen Ward, Holistic Psychotherapist. The symposium culminates in a theatre performance of Thou Shalt Not Kill that evening, Saturday May 18, in the Regional Cultural Centre, and is open to the public.

 

 

The performances and symposium are presented as part of Smashing Times’ Creative Connections project, one of eleven Cross Border Cross Community Grant Scheme projects funded by the PEACE III programme through the Donegal CDB Peace and Reconciliation Partnership (see www.donegalcdb.ie/peaceiii). Creative Connections uses drama and theatre to promote a respect for human rights as a key stepping stone for peace building and non-violence.

 

 

Date/Time: Saturday May 18, 2013, 9.00am – 21.30pm

Venue: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Booking/Info: Places for this full day symposium (including evening performance of Thou Shalt Not Kill) are limited and must be booked in advance. To book the full day symposium (free to attend, with lunch provided), register at http://engagingtheemotions.eventbrite.ie/

For further details phone Smashing Times Theatre Company +353 (0)1 8656613 or email elaine@smashingtimes.ie

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