‘Among Us’ Integration Project Report (2024)

‘Among Us’, originally simply called the ‘Integration Project’ was a Social Integration Project led and funded by Crooked House Theatre Company in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland. The project had three core goals, to provide a safe space, a welcoming space, and an educational space, for our local International Protection Applicants (IPAs) living in Newbridge. It … Read more

Life Force Project Report (2009)

The core focus of the Life Force Project was concerned with enabling community groups from Tallaght, Swords and Ringsend, in particular young people, to examine suicide, parasuicide and preventative suicide related issues through a theatre programme. The project was also concerned with developing the knowledge and skill base of the community groups in terms of … Read more

The Jesus of Rio Syndrome

This article examines the tendency towards colonisation of audiences and learners alike in the fields of theatre and of education. This was published in the Irish journal of Adult and Community Education, The Adult Learner 1999 edited by Liam Bane.

The War Against People

This is an exploration of the role of adult education for critical democracy explored through a dialogue between a theatre-maker and a feminist. The place of applied theatre, and of participatory theatre, is examined in relation to encouraging people to resist the erosion of their rights and values. This was published in the Irish journal … Read more

Notes for Imaginers By Peter Hussey

Notes for Imaginers explores the geography of liberating theatre in the context of adult education, community development and social justice. It looks at those practices of theatre that attempt to engage the audience in liberating reflective discourse: performances that are created by the audience as much as by the performers – a drama that depends upon … Read more

Personal Testimonies: young people’s reasons for being in youth theatre

In this document are gathered statements from young people involved in Kildare Youth Theatre in response to the question, ‘What does Kildare Youth Theatre mean to you?’ They span seven years, from 2008 to 2015. Many of those who wrote statements have gone on to third level acting degree programmes, or film studies, or are … Read more

Why stage Shakespeare with young people?

Classic texts, particularly the plays of Shakespeare, provide challenging artistic encounters for both young people and directors. They are a rich source of material for personal and aesthetic growth. This short article makes a case for producing Shakespeare with youth theatres. Written by Peter Hussey.