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Theatre: Smashing Barrier’s Dead or Alive on tour

22 Nov - 3 Dec 2019 (Past)

axis: Ballymun and Rua Red, Tallaght

How far would you go to be in control of your life? If your freedom was threatened, would you fight? How far would you go to be in control of your life?

Dead or Alive is an epic adventure that challenges how disability is viewed in Ireland. It is an innovative theatre performance that tackles serious social change with high spirits, humour, and bank robbery.

Dead or Alive is a devised performance by the Smashing Barriers Drama Collective, an inclusive theatre project engaging with the barriers disabled people face in their daily lives, while also celebrating the participants’ richness of experience, tenacity, and humour.

In collaboration with Kate Harris, Theatre Maker, members of Smashing Barriers: Drama Collective created and scripted a play called ‘Dead or Alive’ that tells the story of disabled people in a different way and from a Social Model of Disability perspective. They first performed this play to a packed audience in Ballyfermot where they are based in 2018.

To celebrate UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, join the Ballyfermot Chapelizod Disability Action Collective for Disability Equality workshops and post-show panel discussions with the actors, disability activists and the Irish Independent Living Movement along with the performances.

Ticket Information: 

Rua Red Tallaght, Friday 22nd November, 2019, 11-3pm, evening show at 8pm

axis Ballymun, Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 11-3pm

Programme for November 22nd and December 3rd:

11am: Disability Equality Workshop

12pm: Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches

1pm: Dead or Alive performance

2pm: Post-show panel discussion

To book workshops places and tickets for Dead or Alive contact:

Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght (01) 451-5860

Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun (01) 883-2100

For more information contact Maureen at 085-2277033 or bcdisabilityactioncollective@gmail.com


axis: Ballymun
Dead or Alive
Kate Harris
Smashing Barriers