Irish Aphasia Theatre uses theatre, movement and music to engage participants who have aphasia in the Irish arts. An evening of workshops, performances and discussion will take place on 29 March 2019 in Draíocht Theatre, Dublin, open to people with aphasia and the general public.
Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is due to injury to the brain – most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. Brain injuries resulting in aphasia may also arise from head trauma, from brain tumors, or from infections.
Irish Aphasia Theatre is led by Gráinne Hallahan, a theatre director, writer and facilitator. Participants are facilitated to express themselves via theatre methods and to develop their communication skills.
Date: Friday 29 March
Venue: Draíocht Theatre, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
Join Irish Aphasia Theatre (IAT) to see their work in action:
4.30 – 5.30pm: People with aphasia are invited to watch or try open theatre workshops
5.30 – 6pm: Open to the public – A showing of the work in progress pieces that aphasia participants have created during weekly theatre workshops over the last few months
6 – 7pm: Open to the public – Short talk and informal discussion around the work on the project so far and future potential. Refreshments will be served.
Booking is essential: phone (086) 062 1393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Irish Aphasia Theatre project is supported by the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create, and Fingal Arts Office.