CONTACT POINT: Where Communities Meet is a series of interactive sessions where theatre and multidisciplinary artists and arts workers can connect and challenge stereotypes together. Facilitated by Francesca La Morgia (Founder and Director of Mother Tongues) with a fascinating guest speaker each meeting, you are invited to join the conversation for a series of six sessions across a twelve-month period.
The guest speaker for Session One, will be Gea Gojak who will talk about the following stereotype: If you want to be a theatre actor, you need to sound like you are native. Gea will open the conversation, speaking about language as part of identity, loss of identity, truthful expression, about theatre in Ireland, diversity, approachability and audience development.
The session with begin with the speaker sharing their own experience, and then you will have an opportunity to feedback through working groups, questions, and a sharing to end.
If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the subject line CONTACT POINT. A Zoom link will be sent out in advance of the session. If you have any access requirements or further questions, please let us know in the email.
If you are unable to attend this session, don’t worry!
There will be another session in early December so check back then.
This is part of Irish Theatre Institute’s ONE-FIVE-TEN programme of working together towards greater diversity and opportunity in the Irish arts sector across the coming years.