On The Road

8 Mar

We’re on our first proper JOLT outing tomorrow, boarding the galmorous City Link bus and taking in the awe-inspiring spectacle of the motorway and other big, straight roads. Mmmmmmmm. Concrete.

But any excuse to hit the road is welcome and when the excuse is theatre-related it makes us even more gleeful. Tomorrow night Dylan Tighe presents work as part of the Corcdorca-led Theatre Development Centre (TDC) at Triskel Arts Centre in Cork where showings take place every week, following a five day residency by an artist. The performances are free of charge and kick off at 6pm as works in progress. We are particularly excited about this weekend as there is also a discussion on Saturday morning about playwrights in the artistic community.

See you there?


RECORD
 by Dylan Tighe

RECORD aims to shift consciousness around the representation of mental health and uses as its starting point
 Dylan Tigheʼs personal history, biography and archive of mental health diagnosis, treatment and experience


 Friday March 9th at 6pm

 in The Theatre Development Centre, Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork.
  
Admission is free.



Dylan Tighe has been described as “fearless, willing to shed all inhibitions to satisfy his vision…the creator of audacious and inspired theatrical experiences (Sunday Tribune). With RECORD the director of the 2009 Irish Times Award for Best production (The Stomach Box’s ‘No Worst There is None’) launches a new project which explores and interrogates depression and ‘mental illness’ with courage, imagination, subversive humour and radical honesty.
 
Re-imagining the scope of the theatrical event itself ‘RECORD’ is a multi-format project combining the release of an album of original songs, a theatre performance, and related discursive events during the festival.
 
RECORD aims to shift consciousness around the representation of mental health and uses as its starting point Dylan Tigheʼs personal history, biography and archive of mental health diagnosis, treatment and experience.
 
The showing will present rough ideas which will feed into the final piece, developed over the week with input from Designer Aedín Cosgrove.

Project Credits:


Concept, Direction, Songs, Lyrics: Dylan Tighe
Design: Aedín Cosgrove
16mm Film; Paul Prendergast and Dylan Tighe
Advisor: Pat Bracken (Psychiatrist and author of ‘Trauma’: Culture, Meaning and Philosophy)
Album Produced and Engineered by Jimmy Eadie

A Cork Midsummer Festival and Dylan Tighe Production
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