Outlandish Theatre Platform
Fear is everywhere.
Fear is nothing.
Fear is necessary.
Fear is nonsense.
Fear is outside my back door.
Two deer appeared.
The sun shone.
The deer couldn’t see through the windows.
A sudden sound came from inside the house.
The deer’s legs jumped instantaneously.
A preparation to pelt into the woods.
Then there was silence.
The deer stood still.
The deer pricked their large rotating ears.
Ears leading, the deer curiously moved towards where the sound came from.
The deer explored this source of possible danger.
All species struggle for survival.
Humans are one of 8.7 million species.
All species on this planet Fear.
FEAR is a new performance developed by Outlandish Theatre Platform as part of Open Theatre Practice, a weekly experimental performance making workshop, open to the public, which runs as part of their arts, health and community residency at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital. FEAR is co-created by an ensemble of fourteen performers, Fióna Bolger, Dallal Bounekdja, Larissa Brigatti, Laurence Cunningham, Joan Somers Donnelly, Mark Dyer, Clara FitzGerald, Neo Gilson, Siber Habib, Olivia Hassett, Hannes Jung, Sabine Paschen, Rebecca Ryan, Wafaa Abusharekh and creative designers Oli Ryan (sound), James Hosty (movement), Sheila Murphy (lighting), Venetia Bowe (costume), Bernie O’Reilly and Maud Hendricks (concept directors).
FEAR is kindly supported by the Arts Council, DCC and the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.
Running Time: 80 Minutes
Tickets €16 | €12 (student/OAP/unemployed)
Contains loud sounds
About the company…
Outlandish Theatre Platform, founded in 2010 by performance making artists Bernie O’Reily and Maud Hendricks, creates new experimental inter-media theatre projects with people in places.
Open Theatre Practice is a free performance-making workshop as part of Outlandish Theatre Platform’s community-arts-health residency at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital in Dublin 8. Since 2017 participants from diverse communities in Dublin 8, the hospital community and inter-disciplinary artists have co-created new work in response to a theme (systems, nothing, patterns, love, bodies). Performances have been presented at Dublin International Film Festival, Mother Tongues Festival, Five Lamps Arts Festival and the Rita Kelly Theatre. FEAR is Season VI of Open Theatre Practice