At the beginning of 2016, The Theatre of Change Symposium focused on the changes facing Ireland in the very near future.
If you were to create a new State today what would your concerns be?
What role will theatre and culture play in shaping this new society?
Across three days speakers presented a wide range of viewpoints – artists explored issues of The Body of The State / Ireland’s body politic, journalists and legislators wrestling with the implications of Big Data, and advocates and activists challenging laws and policy on reproductive rights, civil liberties and equality.
The Theatre of Change Symposium aims to recall the primary value in this Republic, of theatre as live public forum.
We filmed again this year over three days & thoroughly enjoyed the diverse range of speakers. Penny Arcade above talks about the nature of change, revolution & altruism. Lots more shows can be found on The Abbey Theatre’s Youtube channel.