The Project

The show was pick up for the Tiny Shows Residency with Branar Theatre Company, one of the leading theatre companies making work for children in Ireland, creating beautiful and high quality productions that inspire children and their families.

The residency is a weekend long to explore seedling ideas for shows for young audiences.

Branar’s Tiny Shows/Seóanna Bídeach initiative offers artists & theatre makers time and space to explore & develop new skills, new roles and new work in a developmental context.

This weekend long residency will facilitate the early stage development of ideas for new shows for young audiences.

The structure of the initiative sees 3 artists, of different disciplines (e.g. dancer, musician, set designer) come together on a Friday morning. One of these artists will coordinate and lead the artistic activity over the weekend.

The artists will be encouraged to play and experiment in a supported environment. On the Sunday evening, they will present and share their work with an invited audience of peers.

Each Tiny Show/Seóanna Bídeach concept selected will be allocated€500 towards their weekend residency. Previous recipients of the Tiny Shows residency have secured further support from local and national funding bodies as well as presenting venues/festivals.

The aim of this show is to explore mindfulness, distraction, and different rhythms of attention. The underlying ethos or ‘core value’ of this show is that ‘no feeling is final’ and that while we can’t stop bad feelings from happening, we can help create conditions in which those feelings less likely to thrive, and in which they are easier to deal with.

The underlying ethos or core value of this show is ‘no feeling is final’ and that while we can’t stop bad feelings (grumpiness, sadness, frustration), we can help create conditions and environments which (a) make those bad feelings less likely to thrive, and (b) make those bad feelings easier to deal with.

This show will appeal to young audiences because it will put FUN first and foremost, and it will treat children as absolute equals.

In this show we’d be aiming for a balance between sincerity and light-heartedness -where the laughter comes from a place of ease rather than a place of pent-up energy.