As part of Smashing Times Theatre Company’s Acting for Peace Programme 2012-2013, a seminar for adults ran over two days and one evening exploring the use of drama and theatre to promote peace building and reconciliation with a focus on skills development.
The two day seminar was held in An Táin Theatre and ended with a professional performance for participants. There were plenty of activities going on over the two days with presentations and speakers, a professional performance, theatre workshops with professional drama facilitators who passed on skills in using theatre to engage with issues.
Idan Meir and Chrissie Poulter facilitated the workshops on both days.
On Friday evening there was a professional performance of 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.
The event was 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. Thanks to the funding from the International Fund for Ireland there were no costs to attend the seminar and a catered lunch was provided on both days.
Smashing Times Theatre Company is a professional theatre company involved in professional performance, training and participation.
The work of the company is underpinned by a rights-based approach and a commitment to artistic excellence and social engagement.