Headshots of Eileen Gibbons, Thomas Collins, Emilie Conway and Melatu Uche Okorie

CONTACT POINT is a series of online conversations for theatre/multidisciplinary artists and arts workers. You are invited to join the conversation where you will connect with others and challenge stereotypes together. CONTACT POINT is facilitated by Tatiana Santos (Research and Development Officer at Mother Tongues and Socially Engaged Artist working collaboratively with young people at Tallaght Community Arts).

Each session features an exciting guest speaker who talks about their experience of a stereotype. You will have an opportunity to feedback through group discussions, questions, and a final group sharing.

The speakers, dates and registration links are listed below. If you have any access requirements or further questions, please let us know on If you would prefer to talk to someone you can call 01 6704906

Monday 30th May, 5.00 – 6.30pm:
Guest speaker – Eileen Gibbons: “The value, or rather the lack of value, placed on ‘women’s work’ contributes to the marginalisation of women.”
Register here
Monday 13th June, 5.00 – 6.30pm:
Guest speaker – Thomas Collins: “The challenges of an Irish traveller trying to break into the acting.”
Register here

Monday 27th June, 5.00 – 6.30pm:
Guest speaker -Emilie Conway: “If you want your work to be taken seriously and respected as an artist, you have to hide having albinism.”
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Monday 11th July, 5.00 – 6.30pm:
Guest speaker – Melatu Uche Okorie: “You’re a black, female, African, so your work is not fiction.”
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For more information on ITI and the guest speakers, please see the documents below. 

ITI is core funded by The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
CONTACT POINT is funded through the Arts Council’s Capacity Building Scheme.