First Fortnight: Lysis

  • 9th Jan 2019 - 11th Jan 2019
  • 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00
  • €10
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Wednesday 9th January
Thursday 10th January
Friday 11th January

Upstate Theatre Project in association with Droichead Arts Centre presents

Based on the writings and testimonies of people living with mental health issues, Lysis is a docudrama that traces the experiences of five individuals. This audio-visual installation is a forthright portrait of people side-lined by society through everyday stigma, prejudice and general ignorance toward mental health. Lysis journeys through psychosis and toward recovery, challenging for the right to be recognised beyond diagnoses. A celebration of the genuine strength of human character.

Created by members of Shine, a mental health support group.

Facilitated & Directed by Declan Mallon | Installation Design: Kieran McNulty | Audio Design: Carl Kennedy| Video Design: Kilian Waters and Dan Keane (Arcade Films).


Performed by: Grainne Rafferty, Anthony Kinahan, Leah Rossiter, Niall O’Brien, Sarah Hope Guppy, Anne Nolan.

Upstate Theatre Project and Droichead Arts Centre present Lysis in two venues as part of First Fortnight Festival in January 2019. See details below: 

Project Cube, Dublin: 3, 4, 5 January. Time:  4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm. Booking: 01 8819613

Riverbank, Kildare: 23 and 24 January. Time: 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm. Booking:   045 448 327

Limited availability, booking essential. The project premiered as part of Drogheda Arts Festival in May 2018.

First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action.