‘Finding Home’- Residency at Roscommon Arts Centre 2020
Fregoli Theatre are delighted to be the company in residence at Roscommon Arts Centre for 2020.
We had a five day residency in the centre in July 2019, which involved a work in progress showing called I salute Magpies, we also performed The Fregoli Heart Project in the Arts Centre in November 2019.
We wish to further develop work we began in July, and expand on the theme of Finding Home. As theatre makers we are fascinated with the intricate personal, political and cultural elements that tie one to or pull one away from home, and how these elements can be explored in theatre.
The residency will involve 8 members of the theatre company, 3 of whom are from county Roscommon. We thoroughly enjoyed working and performing in the centre last year, it is a beautiful space to work in, and we felt welcomed and very at home in Roscommon town.
We are delighted to have the arts centre as our home for 2020, our year’s residency will involve four different phases; Boyle native Jarlath Tivnan will be Fregoli’s writer in residency for 3 weeks this Feburary and March, Jarlath is working on a new play around the theme of home, we are also facilitating drama workshops with adult residents in the EROC direct provision centre at Abbeyfield Hotel in Ballaghdreen, this will result in two performances at the Roscommon Arts Centre in April, we will engage in four training and development workshops as a company, and we will be showing our work in the centre for audiences in June and December.
We are very grateful to the Arts Council, Creative Ireland and Roscommon Arts Centre for this opportunity and are very much looking forward to the year ahead and to working and performing in Roscommon.
Work in Progress showing-Wed June 24th, Roscommon Arts Centre.
The Fregoli Heart Project on Tour OCT/NOV 2019
“We encountered love in moments of both sunshine and shadow”
- The O’Donoghue Centre, Galway- October 24th- 26th
- The Roscommon Arts Centre – November 15th
- Axis Ballymun, Dublin- Nov 30th
“Fregoli delivered an hour-long show that was by turns touching, funny, poignant, joyful, heartfelt and true (……) It was a show as warm, life-affirming and soul-gladdening as a good, scrunchy hug.” -Charlie McBride
In an era of borders, marginalization, and mass attempts to inspire hate and difference, Fregoli wishes to return to what is quintessential to life; love. Love which can be deceptively simple or complex, in all its forms.
Launched on October 11th 2018 Fregoli put out an open call and received an abundance of beautiful submissions from people of varying ages, backgrounds and abilities all-encircling Love. The creative team worked as an ensemble taking these submissions and molding them into a theatre production bursting with love and light. We want to spread this love through a series of heart-warming vignettes leaving our audience feeling uplifted.
The Fregoli Heart Project had its’ debut performance as part of The Cúirt Festival 2019 in Nun’s Island Theatre where our cast was joined by dancers from The Eglington, Galway and performers from the Bohermore Teen Drama Group.
The Fregoli Heart Project will now return to
The O’Donoghue Centre, Galway on October 24th and 25th at 8pm and October 26th at 3pm - Tickets from Eventbrite
The Roscommon Arts Centre on November the 15th at 8pm - Tickets from roscommon arts centre - or call 090 6625824
Axis, Ballymun, Dublin Nov 30th at 7pm - Tickets
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