CONTACT POINT is a series of online conversations for theatre/multidisciplinary artists and arts workers. You are invited to join the conversation where you will connect with others and challenge stereotypes together. CONTACT POINT is facilitated by Tatiana Santos (Research and Development Officer at Mother Tongues and Socially Engaged Artist working collaboratively with young people at Tallaght Community Arts).
Each session features an exciting guest speaker who talks about their experience of a stereotype. You will have an opportunity to feedback through group discussions, questions, and a final group sharing.
Monday 30th May, 5.00 – 6.30pm:
Guest speaker – Eileen Gibbons: “The value, or rather the lack of value, placed on ‘women’s work’ contributes to the marginalisation of women.”
Monday 13th June, 5.00 – 6.30pm:
Guest speaker – Thomas Collins: “The challenges of an Irish traveller trying to break into the acting.”
Monday 27th June, 5.00 – 6.30pm:
Guest speaker -Emilie Conway: “If you want your work to be taken seriously and respected as an artist, you have to hide having albinism.”
Monday 11th July, 5.00 – 6.30pm:
Guest speaker – Melatu Uche Okorie: “You’re a black, female, African, so your work is not fiction.”
Further information here,.