Welcome to the website of Declan Gorman Arts & Events.
First a quick update/glance at what’s been going on:
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.
- 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.
Use the dropdown menu bars above of click on the links below to:
- view my BIOGRAPHY
- read my occasional OPINION PIECES about arts matters
- check out CURRENT THEATRE PROJECTS (as well as other arts projects upon which I am engaged in a freelance capacity)
- view ARCHIVE material (pre-2016), including:
- – descriptions and photos of selected theatre projects
- – descriptions of key educational and community-engaged processes
- – documents, such as sample extracts from ; plays; fiction; poetry and community theatre scripts; and key past essays on community and public art