Run of the Mill Theatre is a community-based theatre arts collective in North Kildare, which is committed to supporting people with intellectual disabilities in accessing high-quality experiences in drama and theatre arts as artists, makers, participants, and audience members. This collective consists of a number of local groups who over the years have presented a wide array of theatrical projects and performances.
This project proposes to run a week-long summer programme of theatre-based masterclasses for 15 selected members of Run of the Mill Theatre. During the week they will collaborate with a team of visiting professional theatre artists, who will support the participants in developing their theatre skills. This 5-day programme will include classes in mime performance, acting, site-specific theatre and performance installation, set, costume, and lighting design, movement, playwriting, devising and directing for contemporary theatre.
At the end of this week, the participants will stage a 'Castletown House Takeover', where they will celebrate their final day by creating impromptu vignettes, tableaux and mime performances around the grounds of the house for the enjoyment of visitors.
This week is hoped to be documented using film, photography and interviews with participants to support an evaluation of the project, measure its impact and to create a video document that can be shared and viewed online.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.