Tailtiu Theatre - Company in Residence 2021

  • 31st Dec
  • All Day Event
  • Droichead Online
For more information on this event please contact 041 98 33946

          Tailtiu Theatre - Company in Residence 2021
Tailtiu Theatre Company will continue their residency with Droichead for a further year in 2021. Set up by Barry Morgan and Cathal Thornton, the company devises and creates theatre and outreach programmes for children and young people. In 2020, they found themselves discarding their programme for the whole year, and embracing digital technology and platforms. Taking the early few months of lockdown in 2020 to reflect, they reimagined their artistic programme for the year.

Instead of live performances, they developed a radio play for Droichead’s podcast channel, two audio trails and a collaboration with Droichead Youth Theatre. All aimed at young audiences and families, these pieces were designed to encourage audiences to look at their hometown in a new way. This obviously differed from their original vision, but gave them a fantastic opportunity to adapt their ideas, way of thinking, and artistic process to be in line with the ever-changing Covid situation.

Even prior to the lockdown, they were thinking of 2021. A year goes by very quickly, and in order to fully benefit from the relationship and support of Droichead Arts Centre, it was always felt they needed one year to develop plans, and strategies, and a second year to truly deliver on the potential of the partnership with Droichead. We're delighted to be working with Tailtiu for another year, to build on the momentum, the projects developed and the learning of 2020.

Thank you to our funders The Arts Council and Louth County Council, without whom this residency would not be possible.