At Peace... 95% satisfaction rating!
Audience survey indicates a massive community audience endorsement.
A survey was conducted at two venues towards the end of the 2007 tour of Upstate Live's latest production, At Peace. The survey was carried out by graduate researcher Aoife Lennon as part of Upstate's commitment under the Arts Council's Touring Experiment to test responses to a show which had been developed following action research within local communities, including migrant groups in the North East of Ireland.
A lecture by Declan Gorman
Declan Gorman, Associate Artistic Director with Upstate Theatre Project, Ireland, gave a lecture introducing the work of Upstate and focusing on Community-Engaged Theatre Practice at the Steinhart School at New York University on January 17th 2007.
In 2001 Upstate Theatre project published ‘Way Out in the Country’ and anthology of community plays. The following two essays were part of this publication.
From Tales of the Tower Blocks to Yarns from the Farms:
The Macra community plays in context by Declan Gorman
The Making of Two Community Plays
Compiled by Declan Mallon