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Declan Gorman: Photo by PeterGorman / Burrenworks

Welcome to the website of Declan Gorman Arts & Events.

First a quick update/glance at what’s been going on:

2018-2020

Projects, Commissions & Awards:

Theatre Residency: County Monaghan

  • 16-month residency, now concluded: Appointed Theatre Artist in Residence, County Monaghan, jointly hosted by Monaghan County Council, Garage Theatre and Íontas Arts Centre – funded by The Arts Council (additional supports from Creative Ireland).  I am currently building a resource and review page capturing highlights from what was one of the best experiences of the past 10 years for me!

Public Art Commission

  • Commissioned under the Fingal County Council ‘Infrastructure 2’ Public Art Scheme 2018-2025 – ‘Fagrland: A Fingal Trilogy’: 3 performance projects in collaboration with communities from Skerries, Rush & Lusk and Balbriggan, deferred from 2019 – commences Spring 2020.

Bursaries 2018-2019

  • Awarded Arts Council Theatre Bursary and Fingal County Council Artist Bursary to develop new solo performance projects 2018-2019, beginning with ‘Epiphany’,* based on James Joyce’s “The Dead”: work-in-progress presentation of scenes at Ibsen Museum, Oslo (hosted by Oslo Bloomsday, June 2018) – Platform version of full work  presented at Draíocht, Blanchardstown: December 2018 and Anaverna House Jan 2019..  To be premiered Bloomsday 2020 at Smock Alley Theatre.   

* (Now re-titled “Falling through the Universe” to avoid confusion with a subsequent Druid production of a play by another writer with the same title)

Freelance Arts Projects:

  • ‘The Dorothy Macardle Archive and Performance Project’ – (Director & Co-Writer) in collaboration with Sharon McArdle: a series of solo performance by Sharon based on the life of Dundalk-born suffragette and rebel, Dorothy Macardle. (First phase funded through Arts Council Project Award 2018-19 to Sharon McArdle) Work-in-Progress showing of Part 1: “Prison Notebooks” at An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk December 2019 – to be premiered at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, May 2020.  

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