Local theatre company bring Dublin Fringe Festival to Tallaght

by Padraig Conlon

A Tallaght theatre company are inviting people to write an ode, a song or a love letter to Dublin 24.

Freshly Ground Theatre, who are currently the Emerging Ensemble in residence at The Civic, is made up of four local artists: Bronwen Barrett, Vlad Gurdis, Michelle Henry and Martha Knight.

Together they all share an artistic vision to create engaging and contemporary work with community involvement at the heart of it.

Their project, Love Letters to Tallaght, is intended to celebrate Tallaght and share stories, experiences and thoughts of the village through writing.

The prompt is “Dear Tallaght”, and people are invited to write whatever they need to write.

It can be a memory, poem thought or feeling, you can write a story, send love, say thanks or share an opinion.

It can be 5 words or it can be 5000 words, it’s up to you!

You can post a letter via Freshly Ground Theatre’s Tallaght postboxes popping up in various locations around Tallaght and the city centre.

If you can’t get to a postbox you can send a letter from by email via DearTallaght@gmail.com or through an online form on our social media.

These letters will be used to create and inspire a fun, heartwarming and interactive experience about love for Tallaght.

Download their radio play to listen to as you travel to Tallaght before stepping into their live installation.

It’s a changing space.

A post office. A place to laugh and sing and dance with the people who built a city, whether you’re a true Tallafornian or you’re just passing through!

This piece will be a mixture of visual installation and live performance where you can curate your own experience: rummage through a pile of handwritten letters in search of a little gem, meet new friends, reminisce over a cuppa, or have a bit of banter with their hilarious Postmen!

The company’s theatre pieces in the Civic will be a part of Dublin Fringe Festival, which is coming to the Civic for the first time ever.

The festival runs for 16 days and Ode to a Postcode will be on from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22 in the Civic’s studio space.

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for lots of updates about the project and get involved using the hashtags #DearTallaght and #IAdoreD24

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