- ISL Interpreted
Arts & Disability Ireland and Fishamble: The New Play Company commissioned four artists with disabilities to write new short theatre pieces for a writing initiative entitled Turning Point. Staged readings were performed in Project Arts Centre in Dublin and at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington D.C. as part of the VSA International Festival.
‘Ellipsis’ by John Austin Connolly
‘Should Have Gone To Lourdes’ by Stephen Kennedy
‘How Very Normal’ by Steve Daunt
‘Rings!’ by Rosaleen McDonagh
Turning Point was initially presented at the Project Arts Centre’s Space Upstairs in March, 2010 directed by Jim Culleton. The reading was performed by Cathy Belton, Michael Collins, John Cronin, Phelim Drew, Darragh Kelly, Mary Murray, Colin O’ Donoghue and Donal Toolan.
Arts & Disability Ireland and Fishamble: The New Play Company were invited to contribute the selection of plays as a staged reading in June, 2010 at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington D.C. as part of the VSA International Festival, which brings together artists, educators, researchers, and policymakers with and without disabilities from around the world for a multicultural celebration of the arts and education.
Project Arts Centre
Wednesday 31st March, 2010
2010 International VSA Festival
Washington DC, USA
7th June 2010
Read article Which one is the Artist? by Sara Keating, published in The Irish Times, Friday 23rd April 2010
But is being defined as a disabled artist such a bad thing? Disabled experience is ripe for artistic exploration.
Steve Daunt - writer