Welcome to the website of Declan Gorman Arts & Events.
I am a playwright, director, performer and public artist with a practice that has covered many aspects of the arts. At the core is an unswerving belief in the power of live performance – the working towards it and the sharing of it – to change, entertain, question, and somehow to make the world around us a better and more exciting place.
This website contains information about current projects; selected archive materials; resources and a “News & Views” section which combines news with occasional reflections and personal essays, mainly but not exclusively about the arts.
LATEST NEWS 22/10/21
I am delighted to announce that my new solo show “Falling Through the Universe” will finally be seen by audiences this coming January 2022. It is a staging of James Joyce’s “The Dead”, framed in a personal memoir. The show will premiere at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin on January 6th – the feast day upon which Joyce’s classic story is set. It will then embark on a short East and Midlands tour through January that will extend from Monaghan to Dundalk to Wexford. More information here soon!!!!
“Falling Through the Universe” had 2 work-in-progress performances in 2018 (at Draíocht, Blanchardstown and Anaverna House) under an earlier title “Epiphany” *. Sections of it were also shown in development at the Ibsen Museum, Oslo and the Little Duke in Drogheda
– but this is finally the completed work and my first time back on the live stage since before the pandemic!
* The title was changed to avoid confusion after Druid theatre premiered a play in 2019 by a different author under the same title.