Daughters of the Revolution performing in Dublin and Waterford this Sept!

Following a sold-out run in Dublin’s Harbour Playhouse in 2016, 4elements are launching the national tour of Daughters of the Revolution with two performances hosted by the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital on Sept 14th and 15th, 7pm. Tickets €15 (plus booking fee) available through Eventbrite.

Daughters of the Revolution will be in Central Arts, Waterford City, on September 16th and 17th, shows 8pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday. Tickets €12/10 available from Central Arts.

Directed by ambitious theatre-maker/writer Kate Harris, with original music by award-winning composer Doc O’Connor, and staring Clodagh Dowling, Benjamin Musgrave, and Diana O’Connor. Daughters of the Revolution is a darkly satirical theatre provocation, offering vivid insights into exactly what women have to go through to get from pregnancy to birth.

Daughters of the Revolution follows Evelyn Murphy on her journey down the rabbit hole of maternity. Evelyn’s story creates a picture of contemporary Ireland in a time of rising birth-rates, uncertain economic prospects, and a health service in crisis. 

Join the conversation!

Following the performances, the audience will have the opportunity to discuss the reality of the maternity services with a panel of experts drawn from obstetrics, midwifery, and the community.  Daughters of the Revolution aims to create a space for women, families, and healthcare professionals to come together and share experiences and ideas.

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Daughters of the Revolution National Tour

4elements are launching a tour of Daughters of the Revolution in September 2017!

You can support this incredible project here.

We have been working for the last year with hospitals and communities around Ireland to tour Daughters of the Revolution and we are ready!

With thanks to our partners Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, School of Midwifery-Trinity College Dublin, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Waterford City and County Council Arts Office, National Women’s Council of Ireland, and AIMS Ireland we will be starting in Dublin at the Rita Kelly Theatre, Coombe Hospital on the 14th of September.

Over the next year will bring the Revolution around Ireland. Next stop Galway!

Dates and Times:

Rita Kelly Theatre-CWIUH Dublin September 14th and 15th at 7pm.

Central Arts-Waterford September 16th at 8pm and 17th at 4pm.

Mick Lally Theatre-Galway February 23rd and 24th 2018 at 8pm.

Join the Revolution this year in a theatre near you!

4elements welcomes Sarah Martin from Georgetown University as Reserach Intern

4elements are delighted to have Sarah on board to kick-off a new Theatre of the Oppressed research project.
Sarah Martin fell in love with Theatre of the Oppressed at first sight as a student studying the intersection of art and social justice.

Sarah is a filmmaker, director, journalist (for The Hoya and her podcast), co-host of Resistance Radio (WGTB), and a singer songwriter. She is interested in using many different mediums of art to bridge gaps and create human connections.

Sarah is currently working on her BA from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Places are available for Theatre of the Oppressed training workshop

Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed: One Day Forum Theatre Workshop

Date: Wednesday, June 8th

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Lantern Centre, Dublin 8

Cost: €40

Facilitators: Kate Harris and Mo Levy

Contact: info@4elements.ie to reserve a place

This workshop offers training in Theatre of the Oppressed, with a focus on understanding and creating Forum Theatre.  The workshop will cover group facilitation techniques, structuring a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop, and devising Forum Theatre.

This is a practical workshop, the games and exercises in the workshop can be used with any group.

Forum Theatre is an interactive, problem-solving model.  Performances are devised from collective experience around a specific social issue. The audience are invited to engage in the search for a new approach to the problem, by taking part in re-imagining the story.

The workshop is open to activists, people working in community contexts, and anyone interested in creating theatre for social change.

Daughters of the Revolution Podcasts now on the website

4elements are pleased to announce that the Daughters of the Revolution post-show discussions are now available!

Daughters of the Revolution is an experiment in using art and performance to shape a public response to the crisis in the Irish maternity services.

4elements has extended the conversation through a series of chaired post-show discussions between a panel of experts and the audience. The conversations took place over three nights following performances of Daughters of the Revolution in the Harbour Playhouse, Dublin and are available as podcasts through the link below.

Go to Podcasts

Daughters of the Revolution Video Clips

Everyone knows that Ireland is the best little country to give birth in…or is it?

Daughters of the Revolution, by Kate Harris, is a satirical and irreverent play, examining exactly what women have to go through to get from pregnancy to birth. And once you go down the rabbit-hole of the maternity services…who knows what could happen.

First performed in the Harbour Playhouse, Dublin in March 2016

Get a sneak peak at Daughters of the Revolution 

Video of Post-Show discussion with Paula Barry, Marie O’Connor, and Philomena Canning

4elements are delighted to make available the video of the post-show discussion following the March 6th, 2016 performance of Daughters of the Revolution.

March 6th Post-show discussion video link

The speakers are Paula Barry-Research Midwife in the Coombe Hospital, Marie O’Connor-chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy, and Philomena Canning co-founder of Midwives4Choice.

The video is focused on the speakers, podcasts with the full audience discussion, from all three post-show discussion will be available on the website by the end of April.

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