Theatre workshop, from the Personal to the Public Back to events list

Date: September 29th, 2018 at 09:30 to September 30th, 2018 at 17:00
Price:Standard €40.0
Venue: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Theatre workshop, from the Personal to the Public: using theatre to explore understand issues of power from the micro to the macro, local to global.

Dates: September 29th to 30th

Time: 9:30-5pm

Cost: €40

The fee in a nominal fee as the programme is subsidised by Irish Aid. The nominal fee is considered a deposit and is non-refundable case of cancellation.

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Grand Parade Campus

Trainer: Peter Hussey

Peter Hussey is Artistic Director of Crooked House and Kildare Youth theatre. His work is mostly with young people, exploring how collaborative making theatre can foster resilience and citizenship skills.


Workshop description

This workshop explores how we can shape our personal stories and reflections into commentaries on local and global issues of power and justice.

In the workshop we will explore how our moments of public awkwardness and vulnerability can act as starting points for larger stories about how our power is taken from us and others. The theme of power and interconnection will be explored from a personal perspective, as well as thinking about how power works within larger social and global systems. This work will use juxtaposition as a tool to forge together apparently unconnected images, dialogue, text and spoken word to make a short performance about power.


Having participated in the workshop participants can expect to have gained

  • a deeper insight to elements of power, colonisation and oppression and resistance.
  • ability to connect the personal to the local and global.
  • skills to engage others with creative and transformative theatre exercises.
  • to have had a lot of fun creating material that is thought provoking and engaging.

Who is it for?

The programme targets change-makers, educators, activists, artists, community workers, adult educators, youth workers, volunteers and anyone who is interested how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes.

About Creativity and Change

In the Creativity and Change programme we believe that creative engagement can support transformative learning experiences that connect the head, hand and heart and nurture competences of global citizens that are important for the sustainable future of our world, competences such as

  • empathy
  • resilience
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • ability to take action
  • compassion


Our core programme is an CIT Level 9 Accredited Award that runs one weekend / month during the academic Year. We also offer Master classes and an annual Youth engagement Lab for practitioners

Our training opportunities bring creative methodologies and energy to Global Citizenship/ Development Education. The programme is based in CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, in the Department of Arts in Health and Community Practices and is supported by Irish Aid.

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