An Immersive Deep Dive

Fri 21 Oct

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An Immersive Deep Dive

VENUE CHANGE: Please be aware that this event will now take place at the O'Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway in Studio 1.

If attending, we're asking all participants to bring an unusual/mysterious/curious object along with them to the workshop ready for an activity as part of the workshop.

Work with Punchdrunk Enrichment’s team, led by Artistic Director Peter Higgin, to develop the skills required to create immersive work for children. Collaborate with fellow participants to develop rich immersive narratives and projects drawing on Punchdrunk Enrichment’s signature practice and playful imaginative techniques and processes.

As part of this day-long workshop you will play Punchdrunk Enrichment’s brand new content creation game. Through this framework, participants will generate their own genesis stories and projects while exploring co-creation.

An Immersive Deep Dive builds on last year’s Punchdrunk Enrichment Masterclass delivered as part of Baboró 2021. But it is not necessary to have completed that workshop in order to participate.

Suitable for adult professional artists and creatives. Please dress comfortably and bring water.

Please note lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or you can get lunch at a nearby café.

Punchdrunk Enrichment creates transformational theatrical experiences for education, community and family audiences. They devise immersive productions and projects which put people at the heart of an unforgettable journey, and have a powerful impact.

Through an adventurous, high-quality approach to storytelling Punchdrunk Enrichment champions the imagination believing in its primacy as a means to create change in a complicated world.

The company believes in the innate creativity of all and seek to bring experiences that unlock imagination where it is needed most. By addressing inequity of access to the arts, they enrich and empower those who stand to gain the most through our unforgettable work.

Punchdrunk Enrichment's ground-breaking schools’ programme and award-winning practice create high-impact education and outreach projects that focus on delivering learning and social outcomes.

By creating the conditions for positive change, their work has a lasting legacy in schools, communities and for individuals.

Peter Higgin has been involved with Punchdrunk for his entire professional career. In 2000 he graduated from Exeter University and went on to become a founding member of Punchdrunk. He was pivotal in establishing the company’s early work during their rise to critical acclaim and global success.

In 2008 he co founded Punchdrunk Enrichment and led the development of Punchdrunk’s signature practice in community and educational settings. Since 2016, he has been joint CEO of Punchdrunk’s charitable arm, and in 2021, as the charity rebranded as Punchdrunk Enrichment, Peter became Artistic Director.

Peter’s early work Punchdrunk Enrichment focused on primary educational settings. Working with a core team of Punchdrunk creatives, these projects established a formula for the company’s practice and importantly uncovered and demonstrated a need for this type of intervention.

Since these early beginnings Peter has led on all of the company’s artistic activity spanning family shows, participatory performances, ambitious R&D experiments in digital technology and international collaborations. Peter has a powerful belief in the transformative power of engaging with the arts and creativity. He believes in the power of imagination as one of our greatest tools and has witnessed how access to immersive experiences can unlock our innate creativity.

Alice Devlin is a creative lead on several Punchdrunk Enrichment projects and has worked with the company for 5 years both as a performer and director. She is passionate about making work that is accessible, inclusive and that puts communities and young people first.
She enjoys working with teachers to support their process and empower them in the delivery of creative work in the classroom. Coming from a background in physical theatre, she is interested in harnessing these principles of play when working with actors, creative partners and teachers across our projects.

Alice trained as an actor at Jacques Lecoq in Paris where she set up her own theatre company, Bric à Brac Theatre, who have toured work for both adults and families. She has extensive experience in facilitation and worked with inclusive theatre company Haringey Shed for 2 years before setting up her own youth theatre, Hilarity Academy. Alice is currently training in British Sign Language.