A workshop led by director and facilitator Sinéad Dunne Finnegan (also an ex-member of DYT)
Based on my recent work as Community Outreach and Engagement Officer on Making a Mark – a documentary production about the life of Mark Smith, an actor who has Down Syndrome – I will facilitate a workshop that explores the trust it requires to share our stories and the ethics and responsibility involved in sharing the stories of others. I will also lead a discussion about disability representation in theatre and inclusive arts practice more broadly. That all sounds very serious but there will be games and we will have fun! Look at my headshot, I am as silly as I am serious, I promise!
Date: 14th May
Time: 11-1 PM
Sinéad Dunne Finnegan (they/she) is a director, deviser and drama facilitator based in Dublin. A recent graduate of Trinity College Dublin’s drama department, Sinéad is passionate about theatre-making, socially engaged work, and how these practices can intersect.
They regularly work with Run of the Mill Theatre, an artistic collective that supports people with intellectual disabilities to access the theatre arts as makers, artists, participants and audiences. Sinéad’s work with Run of the Mill is as a facilitator, coordinator and most recently, the Community Outreach and Engagement Officer for the Making a Mark fully accessible all Ireland tour. Sinéad also works with Dublin Youth Theatre and assistant facilitated a series of drama workshops for young people with ASD from October 2021 to April 2022.
Recent directing credits include Equinox (Scene + Heard 2022), Country of the Young (Dublin Youth Theatre MOAF 2022), Solarpunk (Greenhouse Theatre, 2021), As You Like It (Greenhouse Theatre, 2021) and man·i·fest (TCD Debut Festival 2021).