GRAFFITI THEATRE COMPANY creates theatre and arts experiences for children and young people, nurturing curiosity and imagination to enrich lives and imagine a better world. Established in 1984 in Cork, Graffiti offers a range of arts engagement opportunities in both English and Irish, through drama skills workshops, creative writing sessions, in-classroom creative learning, playwright mentoring, Early Years encounters, Activate Youth Theatre, and theatre productions aimed at children and young people, as well as the young at heart.
About An Sean Bhean Óg
A scientist has found a rare specimen.
An rud is annamh is iontach.
But how can they communicate when they do not speak the same language?
Conas cumarsáid a chruthú gan na focail chearta?
An Sean Bhean Óg, is a bilingual theatre performance for young audiences.
Commissioned by Cork County Council, this new play in Irish, English…and a little Portuguese, written by artist Grace Keily in collaboration with Nathalia Marques, is approx 25 minutes and ideal for all children aged 8+.
Writer Grace Kiely, states, ‘For me personally, seeing the children take such pride in letting me know that they understood some of the Irish, was a joy; A little seed sown. An unexpected thrill was to see the same sense of belonging and pride in the Brazilian children who heard a little of their own language in the show too and were acknowledged and given a sense of status in that small simple act.’ One Portuguese child stated ‘É português! Eu também sei falar Português.’ Translation: ‘It is Portuguese! I can also speak Portuguese!’
Síle Ní Bhroin, Associate Director/Stiúrthóir Comhlach states, ‘Is gearr-dráma spraoiúil atá ann, ag iniúchadh cumarsáide, teangacha, agus an meon atá againn do dhaoine atá difriúil uainn féin.’