WHERE WE LIVE is a ferocious response to the theme of home. It’s a kaleidoscope of stories about what it feels like to live in Dublin and Ireland today, told by some of the best storytellers on the island.
Featuring plays from Mark O’Halloran, Oonagh Murphy, Tara Flynn, Peter Daly and Veronica Dyas; an astounding immersive exhibition from Eamonn Doyle/Niall Sweeney/David Donohoe; an incendiary talks series curated by Willie White of Dublin Theatre Festival; a one-off concert from The High Hopes Choir, Ireland’s first homeless choir; WERKHOUSE – a night of performance, poetry and politics; and City on Screen – a day of screenings of excellent Irish-made films that resonate with the themes of the programme, each introduced by one of the key artists involved.
A programme of commissioned theatre pieces, work-in progress showings, dangerous ideas, live art and an exhibition, WHERE WE LIVE challenges the prevailing narratives fed to us by the media, the government and increasingly, the algorithms and echo chambers of social media.
We’re taking over the Complex in Smithfield for two weeks next March as part of St. Patrick’s Festival to tell funny, devastating, exhilarating and joyous stories that imagine and re-imagine what our city and country could be. We’re creating a Town Hall, where discussion should be heated, performance will be red hot, and where opposing views are encouraged.
CITY ON SCREEN
The programme is led by stories of the dispossessed told by esteemed and dynamic artists that balance the grit and hard truths of contemporary Irish life with joy, inspiration and determination. Investigating ideas around money, housing, migration, gender, community, the city and sex…WHERE WE LIVE will have a couple of bangin’ nights out too (of course).
PRESENTED BY THISISPOPBABY
with St. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL
WHERE WE LIVE is funded by The Arts Council.
St. Patrick’s Festival’s principal funders are Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council
and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht