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Galway Theatre Festival: Art-making session about Irish politics

April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


April 19, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance


Sarah Hoover

As part of the Galway Theatre Festival production of Two Truths, a project of my PhD Gaming Audiences into Theatre, this focus group will respond to dis-attributed statements made by Irish politicians and political parties by materialising their affective responses onto full-size maps of the body. These maps will become the materials for the theatre production in which players will pick five policies to govern Ireland.

The focus group will not be discussing politics but instead exploring the ways in which affective response can be transferred via visual art. This art will be created using materials like oil pastels and acrylics. Past participants have described it as ‘relaxing’, ‘informative’, and ‘insightful’.

The more diverse opinions and experiences participants in the focus groups bring, the more options players in Two Truths will have. Sarah Hoover encourages everyone to share the project widely and bring a friend!

For more information on the focus group or the Two Truths project:

s.hoover1@nuigalway.ie, 083.164.0751