Saturday 18th July , 10.00am
Earagail Arts Festival in association with An Grianán Theatre present
Beyond the Pale – Meet the Makers – Open Spaces, Different Places
Stella Duffy and Philip Parr discuss their work, followed by Q&A
Stella Duffy is the Founder and Co-Director of Fun Palaces. Stella has worked in theatre for over 30 years as an actor, director, playwright, facilitator and workshop leader. She is an award-winning writer with over fifty short stories, ten plays, and thirteen novels published in fifteen languages. She regularly writes about the arts, women’s, LGBT and cancer-related issues. From 2010-2013 she led the Chaosbaby Project, a multi-disciplinary arts project made by 30 artists, ages 17-70, working together in Open Space over three years to create The Chaosbaby show. She is an Associate Artist with Improbable and the Artistic Director of Shaky Isles Theatre.
Philip Parr is a director of theatre, opera and festivals. He is co-director of the specialist Community Play company Parrabbola and Artistic Director of major festivals and events in the UK and abroad. Philip was born in New York City and educated in Australia at Sydney University and the University of New South Wales. He has worked as an actor, singer, musician, composer and puppeteer and is now a theatre and opera director. He was director of the 2006 Bath International Shakespeare Festival, and has just completed six year term as Director of the Swaledale Festival in Yorkshire, which presents chamber music of all genres.