Combining theatre and visual art, Nealon and Callaghan intend to create a new concept for a theatrical performance with young people. Together they will develop and facilitate a number of art activities and drama workshops with the Manorhamilton Youth Theatre to progress different aspects of a performance based on Classic works of theatre. The project will be a collaborative effort with an emphasis on encouraging creativity and bringing the group through the journey of creating a new performance in an innovative way.
Treasa Nealon is co-founder of The Rabbit's Riot Theatre Company. She is a playwright and theatre creator based in Manorhamilton. Since 2017 she has assisted, co-run and organised creative workshops for community groups including Youth Theatre, DVAS and the National Learning Network. She has produced over 35 different projects including the site-specific play The Last Night at Parkes Castle, Where We Are Now the North-West of Ireland first LGBT+ Theatre Festival and Winter Windows with the Coiníní Women’s Group. She is currently co-directing ATU Sligo’s Performing Arts graduate class in The Laramie Project and working on a cross border Youth Project as part of the Across the Lines Project.
Lisa Callaghan has a degree in Architecture from UCD and has worked in advertising and teaching English in Italy. Across these fields her passion lies in promoting interaction and communication. To build on this she is currently studying Creative Arts Management with the University of Galway with a focus on collaborative arts. In July 2023 she will undertake a residency with Pig Prints in Milan through the Culture Moves Europe grant before returning to collaborate with Treasa on the Creative Exchange Residency at LSC.