Fighting Words partnered with the Gate Theatre and DCU University of Sanctuary to run a series of theatre-making workshops for refugees and asylum seekers. The workshops took place in the Studio at the Gate Theatre. Working with Fighting Words volunteers, the participants wrote songs, created characters and put short scenes together through improvisation and writing short scripts. The time at the Gate included a tour of the building, encouraging the idea of site as inspiration, and a trip to see The Snapper.
On the final day the participants performed their work, bringing their characters to life in front of an audience. This included both acting and singing, and proved to be a hit with all of those in attendance on the day.
Transport costs for these workshops were very kindly supported by Zinc Design in memory of the very special Ian McDonald.
Read more about these workshops in the following contributions to the Gate Theatre blog by participants and Fighting Words volunteers:
Below are some photographs of the event, click image to view slideshow: