The Company has devised well-received productions; “Shed” in 2000 and “Blue Prints” in 2001. From conception to delivery to near capacity audiences, the Company has successfully mounted productions that have resonance and relevance to the women in our society.
The company now wish to expand upon our successful access programme, playing with theatre;
With our work over the last 3 years with womens groups we have grown as a company. We work with these groups on issues that they want to address through theatre.
Bringing cross-community/rural and urban together to research and debate the issue of stereotypes and then bringing these group together for final performance, also bringing this performance to rural areas in Ireland.
Workshops with these groups will bring a wide range of activities i.e. devising writing, mime, cross-community debate, researching stereotypes in history.
By groups sharing their Stories and experience of stereotypes in their communities it will open honest safe debates and discussion within the groups.
This will help each group to understand different cultures and views in Northern Ireland both rural and urban.
This project will be research and devised and written by Patricia Downey and Margaret mc Carraghter..
Spanner in the Works is devoted to encouraging the interest of women in theatre by creating opportunities for them in the process of producing drama productions.