Theatre and Digital Stories

(4 Day workshop)

April 2016

Exploring TO using puppetry.  In collaboration with Inst. Of Art, Design & Technology:  Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin and The Bielsko Artistic Association, Grodzki Theatre, Poland (European project).

Simon Community workshops

Galway Simon Community workshops from April to June 2013

Adedotun Adekeye & Marie Aherne facilitated a series of 15 forum theatre drama workshops with 12 clients and staff.

It identified issues of concern to the participants, with the final development of a short forum play performed by the organisations clients.

The presentation created awareness of the important issues to people experiencing homelessness by giving them an opportunity to tell their story.

TO facilitation training course on Rainbow of Desire methods

This five day training was facilitated by Gavin Crichton of Active Inquiry, Edinburgh.

Held in Ennis, Co. Clare, in March it was organised in conjunction with Clarecare. Eighteen participants consisting of Arts and community and social organisation workers trained.

Living Scenes Project

Living Scenes Project from January to April 2013

Facilitated by Eleanor Hough

This Project consisted of nine Outreach workshops with older people who use the Croi Na Gaillimhe drop in centre and transition year students from Moneenageesha Community College which were held in Croi Na Gaillimhe.

The Living Scenes Project was devised by NUIG, with 25 participants, and a performance in Moneenageesha Community College in May, with an audience of 150 transition year students, older people, students, parents and friends..

Divide and Conquer

Divide and Conquer

With a cast of five this Forum Theatre explores the impact of impending fracking on a local community.

It was presented during Galway Fringe Arts Festival, July,

Carrick-on-Shannon, Cashel Community Centre, Co. Fermanagh and the Gathering NUIG, September, and

in Rowantree Hostel, Ennis November.

Facilitation Skills Training Course

“Theatre of the Oppressed” Facilitation Skills Training Course Cork

Sat.19th May 2012

In conjunction with Cork Community Art Link
Facilitated by Adedotun Adekeye & Marie Aherne
ALâ, Galway and Cork Community Art Link ran this project. Each is bringing specialist skills which complement each other.
Cork Community Art Link
Cork Community Art Link (C.C.A.L) is a participative arts organisation in Cork, Ireland.  They encourage meaningful collaborations between artists and people that result in the creation of great art bringing creativity to places where people live, work and play.
C.C.A.L work with people to create a sense of community identity and collective pride enabling people to learn more about themselves and the world around them while having fun.
Their work engages with people both as participants and spectators in public spaces developing new ways of connecting with the arts.
Facilitated by Adedotun Adekeye & Marie Aherne


Intergenerational Outreach project

Intergenerational Outreach project

(in conjunction with Westside CDP)

May to July 2012

Facilitated by Adedotun Adekeye & Marie Aherne

Fourteen adult and teenage participated in 10 workshops in Westside Resource Centre. Performances of plays they developed were performed in the Volvo Ocean Race performance tent with an estimated audience of 100, and also in Westside Resource Centre with an audience of over 40.

Wellbeing Mental Health outreach project

Wellbeing Mental Health outreach project

6th February to 8th May 2012

Wellbeing Mental Health outreach project in conjunction with Merlin Park Training Centre for Mental Health comprising of 18 workshops with 16 participants. A Wellbeing performance in Merlin Park had approximately 70 friends and family in attendance.

Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed

Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed Workshops

(in conjunction with the PAUL Partnership Limerick)

January and November 2012

The introduction to Forum Theatre consisted of two one day workshop in Limerick with twelve and sixteen participants respectively and consisted of artists, community and youth leaders.


Theatre of the Oppressed course

FETAC Level 5 Theatre of the Oppressed course

ALâ completed the FETAC Level 5 Theatre of the Oppressed course which ran one to two weekends per month from October 2011 to February 2012.

Tutors included Julian Boal, son of Augusto Boal, Adrian Jackson, translator of all of Boal’s works and Director of London’s Cardboard Citizens, Gavin Crichton, Director of Edinburgh’s Active Inquiry, Annette Tierney,  Theatre facilitator, and theatre performance lecturer Sarah O’Toole.

Of 32 (Arts and Community workers) who started 30 completed the course with 27 graduating. Participant funded with NUIG Societies providing venues and City of Galway VEC providing FETAC certification with performances at end of course to audience of approximately 70 in Cube, NUIG. Participants have gone on to facilitate courses with other organisations throughout Ireland.

“Theatre for Change” Festival Inis Oírr

“Theatre for Change” Festival Inis Oírr 10th Sept 2011

ALâ in conjunction with Mairéad Ní Ghallchóir, Bainisteoir, Áras Eanna, Inis Oírr, Arran Island ran this “Theatre for Change” Festival consisting of performances and workshops facilitated by Annette Tierney on the weekend of the 10th Sept 2011.
It engaged community development personnel with current themes, issues and models of practice emerging in the area of community theatre.