As part of the Illuminate Herstory Festival 2018, Flying Turtle Productions is facilitating an international pilot collaboration between Larkin College, Dublin, and their U.S. partners Abington Friends School in Pennsylvania and the Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia. Inspired by the festival, each school will be creating a performance piece which focuses on the life a woman who has been forgotten from their local history. The pieces are being developed during the autumn 2017 and will be presented in early 2018. This year the Illuminate Herstory festival will take place January 5th-8th, 2018. http://www.herstory.ie/2018/
Last year for the Illuminate Herstory Festival 2017, Flying Turtle Productions explored a site-specific performance piece entitled “Margaret Pearse & Company” and delivered a workshop production during the festival in January 2017. We hope to have a more fully realized production of this piece for 2019, however, for this year we have chosen to explore the youth drama collaborating partners for the festival.
More details on this project will be updated here over the next few weeks!