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‘Face to Face’ with cultural diversity

Yvonne Meehan, Vera Matthewson, Margo Lex and Clare Briant who are taking to the stage in the Regional Cultural Centre in the new Face to Face production, What I Talk About When I Talk About Racism.

A NEW community theatre company will be presenting its first production at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Monday, November 26.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Racism is the first production to be staged by Face to Face, a new emerging Letterkenny-based community theatre company.

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What sets them apart from the rest, is that they are an intercultural theatre company who create theatre based on their personal stories and life experiences.

As part of this month’s ecclectic One Donegal Cultural Diversity Festival programme, the company has devised a new forum theatre play entitled What I Talk About When I Talk About Racism.

Set during a family dinner party, audience members including secondary school students will be invited to swap their role of spectator for that of actor and take to the stage in order to change the action of the play.

Speaking of the new production Theatre Director, Idan Meir said: “As part of our research we took to the streets of Letterkenny in order to find out what views are held by the general public on the topics of racism and sectarianism.

“As you can imagine, we found some interesting points of view and we have incorporated these audio recordings into our piece of theatre.
“We are now inviting people to join us for our show in the RCC. We want to add their voices to the mix. This is a contemporary piece of theatre that deals with very real issues.”

See What I Talk About When I Talk About Racism on Monday, November 26, at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, at 1pm and 8pm. For information and bookings contact: Face to Face on 087 3640392 or e-mail idanmeir@gmail.com.

This project is supported by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.

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