We’ve spent the last year as Theatre Artists in Residence at The Riverbank Arts Centre and are rather sad that it’s all drawing to a close. The staff at the Riverbank have been wonderful to work with and so supportive of our growth as a company. The Residency scheme is a great one and long may it continue! Working with other companies and sharing resources has worked out brilliantly for Moonfish – best of luck to the next fortunate company to get this fantastic opportunity.
Thanks to the Residency we’ve been able to work in ways that just wouldn’t have been possible on our own. Earlier this year we invited Louise Lowe from Anú Productions to lead a workshop with us as part of the Residency – she took us into the world of immersive theatre and shared her experience with this gang of enthused Moonfishers. Next year we’ll be applying what we learned with Louise to a new piece of work which we’re extremely excited about.
Regular Moonfish blog readers will know that we created a piece of immersive theatre for children as part of the Residency in conjunction with Kildare Library Services. As it turned out this was rather more labour intensive than we’d anticipated, however the result of this work was Memory Paths. As we had put so much work into Memory Paths we were able tour it from Kildare to Baboró 2016. Baboró is a fantastic festival and we’re so proud to have it as part of our city’s festival line-up. We managed to fit in meeting some inspiring theatre companies and seeing their work during this year’s festival and we hope to take Memory Paths on tour again next year. Watch this space!