Bealtaine Commission as part of Bealtaine Festival
15 + 16 MAY | 7:30PM | Main Space
Everybody Sings is a candid and poignant examination of the relationship between intimacy and ageing and was developed in collaboration with a group of older citizens whose stories and experiences are presented through music, film and live performance.
Everybody Sings is led by artist, Shaun Dunne, in close collaboration with film designer, Luca Truffarelli.
This new work seeks to explore changing attitudes towards age, sex and sexuality by fusing testimony, film and live performance. Questions on consent and capacity, bereavement and break-ups will be mindfully explored and demystified through the stylized abstraction of lived experience and inspired narrative.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Shaun Dunne
LIGHTING DESIGN BY: Sean Dennehy
SET DESIGN BY: Shaun Dunne
SOUND DESIGN BY: Denis Clohessy
CAST: Jane Brennan. Ger Carey. Eva Jane Gaffney. Leah Moore. Lauren Larkin. Gemma Collins.
Age suitability 16+
Running Time : 60 mins
Contains Strobe lighting
16 MAY (Accessible performance)
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About Shaun Dunne:
Shaun Dunne is a Dublin-based theatre-artist who merges testimony and documentary material with new writing. He works primarily with Talking Shop Ensemble and their work to date includes the multi-award winning Death of the Tradesmen and Advocacy. Other recent work includes RAPIDS at Dublin Theatre Festival, 2017 and The Waste Ground Party at The Abbey Theatre. Shaun is currently Artist in Residence at The Ark, Dublin where he works with responsibility to the Children’s Council. In 2018, Shaun will create an inter-generational film project in Ringsend while also presenting Everybody Sings at Bealtaine.