THISISPOPBABY with St. Patrick’s Festival present
Where We Live
Stories from the city, told in the heart of town
Where We Live, presented by THISISPOPBABY with St. Patrick’s Festival, is a ferocious response to the theme of home. It’s a kaleidoscope of stories about what it feels like to live in Dublin and Ireland today, told by some of the best storytellers on the island.
A programme of commissioned theatre pieces, work-in progress showings, dangerous ideas, live art and an exhibition, Where We Live challenges the prevailing narratives fed to us by the media, the government and increasingly, the algorithms and echo chambers of social media.
We’re taking over The Complex in Smithfield for two weeks next March as part of St. Patrick’s Festival to tell funny, devastating, exhilarating and joyous stories that imagine and re-imagine what our city and country could be. We’re creating a Town Hall, where discussion should be heated, performance will be red hot, and where opposing views are encouraged.
The programme is led by stories of the dispossessed told by esteemed and dynamic artists that balance the grit and hard truths of contemporary Irish life with joy, inspiration and determination. Investigating ideas around money, housing, migration, gender, community, the city and sex…Where We Live will have a couple of bangin’ nights out too (of course).
Featuring plays from Oonagh Murphy, Tara Flynn, Peter Daly and Veronica Dyas; an astounding immersive exhibition from Eamonn Doyle/Niall Sweeney/David Donohoe; an incendiary talks series curated by Willie White of Dublin Theatre Festival; a one-off concert from The High Hopes Choir, Ireland’s first homeless choir; WERKhouse - a night of performance, poetry and politics; and City on Screen - a day of screenings of excellent Irish-made films that resonate with the themes of the programme, each introduced by one of the key artists involved.
Where We Live is funded by The Arts Council.