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Grey Matter

Paul Curley & Ger Clancy in partnership with Draíocht

11 October 2021

Grey Matter

A work-in-progress sharing of a new play for 6yrs + commissioned by Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

‘Grey Matter’ is a new play for young audiences about a wise and wily parrot who shows us what being clever really means. A collaboration between theatre artist Paul Curley and designer Ger Clancy, this play explores the world of emotional intelligence and challenges perceptions about how we measure and assess intelligence through the eyes of an extraordinary bird.

'Grey Matter' has been produced in partnership with Draíocht and is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.

Paul Curley is a theatre maker and performer with particular expertise in making and performing theatre for young audiences. He has collaborated with a wide range of companies in Ireland and the UK and has performed at many international festivals including Imaginate, Baboró, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Auckland Festival, TCAF Taipei.

Ger Clancy is the creative director of ArtFX, a creative studio based in Blessington, Wicklow, Ireland. With over 20 years’ experience in the arts sector, Ger works as a designer, artist and educator actively involved in the theatre, film, spectacle and visual arts. He is a determined, creative explorer who enjoys the challenge of creating new work. Always striving to achieve superior innovative solutions, he is keen to ensure that his designs and artwork leaves a lasting impression on audiences.

Draíocht is an arts centre steadfastly committed to serving its local community and influencing arts practice far beyond. With an eclectic but high-quality programme that includes performance, visual arts and music from both up-and-coming and established artists, they now welcome over 50,000 people of all ages, stages, interests and abilities a year.

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