This inaugural day-long festival will provide a platform to a number of neurodivergent artists across the day. Artists will be invited to present established and in progress work, encouraging dialogue about neurodiverse work and exploring the many nuances of being a neurodivergent artist. Neurofestivity is curated by Cork Opera House and UCC’s joint Theatre Artist in Residence, Jody O’Neill, in association with Cork Opera House.
Please note all events in the Neurofestivity programme are free and will take place in Conn A, Connolly Building, UCC, with the exception of Daughter of God. Attendees of Neurofestivity will be offered a discount code for tickets to Daughter of God, which premieres in the Granary Theatre, UCC.
The Connolly Building is located at 31 Western Rd, Mardyke, Cork (5 minute walk from UCC Main Campus).
Bookings for events can be made here.
Friday, March 10th 2023 12:30PM – 7:30pm
12.30: Items of Inspiration – Open Lunch
The event will welcome members of the Neurodiverse Visual Artists Group who will host an open informal lunch, exploring items of interest and inspiration in their work.
2:00pm: Works in Progress – Student Presentations
This event will welcome students from within the neurodiverse student population in UCC to present works in progress across a number of artforms.
4:00pm: Readings of New Work
Writers and performers, Jody O’Neill, Stefanie Preissner, Kel Menton and Ian Lynam present 10 minute readings of new work. This will be followed by a Q&A session.
6.30pm: The Neurodivergent Artist – A Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion welcoming Fiona Ferris (Deputy CEO, AsIAm) in conversation with invited neurodivergent artists, Stefanie Preissner, Jody O’Neill, Kel Menton and Ian Lynam.
8.00pm – Granary Theatre, UCC: Daughter of God by Roderick Ford
Daughter of God is produced in association with Cork Opera House, UCC Department of Theatre/Granary and Once Off Productions, with support from Fishamble: The New Play Company and Arts & Disability Ireland.
Please note this performance is recommended for age 16+, and contains strong language, explicit sexual references, and on-stage violence.
Tickets on sale here
Please note that all attendees of Neurofestivity will be offered a discount code for tickets to Daughter of God.