Smashing Times Residency with dlr Mill Theatre Exploring Women’s Stories 1916-1923

Smashing Times Residency with dlr Mill Theatre Exploring Women’s Stories 1916-1923
Smashing Times are delighted to announce Creative Celebrations – Women’s Stories 1916 to 1923, an original creative art programme presented as part of a Smashing Times and dlr Mill Theatre Arts and Human Rights Residency. The project uses a feminist framework and creative processes of theatre, film and online digital resources to explore women’s stories from 1916 to 1923, and reflects on the experiences of women and men today in relation to gender equality, human rights and diversity.

Partnering with diverse communities in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, the project brings together artists, activists and local communities to celebrate women’s stories in history from 1916 to 1923. Final outcomes include a digital exhibition containing research articles, stories, citizen statements, and a theatre workshop model, with a series of participative theatre workshops taking place with a range of communities.

The project culminates in an interdisciplinary public performance at the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum, reflecting on radical women’s stories from Irish history including Constance Markievicz, Dr Kathleen Lynn, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, Helena Molony and Margaret Skinnider. The performance is followed by a post-show discussion celebrating key events from history and exploring themes of gender equality, human rights and diversity today.  

Open Call: If your group is located in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council area and wants to take part in a workshop or attend a performance please contact us. If you have any stories of women from 1916 to 1923 we would love to hear from you. Contact: Niamh at Smashing Times on or 01 865 6613.

This project is supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council under the 2019 dlr Universal Grant Scheme – Arts Projects and Events Scheme.

Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Human Rights incorporating Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company Ltd,
Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7, Ireland.

T: + 353 (0) 1 8656613