IMPACT Forum Theatre Group focus on disability

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Two ambitious new pieces of theatre devised and performed by adults with physical disabilities and sensory impairments forms the core of a new Disability Awareness Project to be launched this coming Monday, April 30.

The project is overseen by Letterkenny’s An Grianán Theatre, in partnership with Strabane’s Alley Theatre. IMPACT Forum Theatre Group have been working together since January to create theatre which aims to deepen the general understanding of disability.

An Grianán Theatre Director, Patricia McBride said: “This project is unique in that it offers the participants a working process that gives them a platform to tell their stories in their own voice. Also it offers the audience a chance to get involved and to place themselves in the middle of the action on stage. An Grianán Theatre in partnership with The Alley Theatre, is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the excellent team of participants who have volunteered to be part of this pioneering drama project.”

Through working in a joint effort to solve conflict situations, audiences will learn something essential, thus reducing their fear of the topic, their fear of the unknown, and subsequently reducing their prejudice.

The project is being launched this Monday, April 30, in An Grianán Theatre at 7.30pm with a performance at 8pm. IMPACT will also tour The Alley Theatre on Tuesday, May 1, and An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny on Tuesday, May 8.