Theatre: Evensong at the Drogheda Arts Festival

Dundalk Institute of Technology and Upstate Theatre Project invite you to Evensong. Evensong is an exciting off-site work presented in the public and private spaces of Clarke's Bar Drogheda. Evensong will be performed in Clarke's Bar from the 12th (Preview performances) and 13th to the 16th of March 2012, with performances at 17.00, 18.00, 19.00 and 20.00 daily. Audience capacity will be limited and many shows have already sold out so booking early is advised.

Creating the impression that the 100 year life of the bar has collapsed into a series of enigmatic evening encounters, we invite you to witness secrets kept well away from a prying public before squeezing into a snug and discovering the self-revelation that can occur on a chance meeting with strangers.

This visceral and thought-provoking experience is devised by 12-6-4 Theatre Company in association with Dundalk Institute of Technology and Upstate Theatre Project.

Evensong is directed by Louise Lowe (Irish Times Theatre Awards, Best Production 2012, Laundry). Louise is a founding member and Creative Producer with ProjLouise Loweect Brand New and a Project Arts Centre Catalyst Artist and is currently Associate Director with Prime Cut Productions in Belfast. As part of ANU she was one of the Irish Theatre Institutes 'Six in the Attic' initiative. The recipient of CREATE Artist in the Community Award 2011 and Arts Council Bursary Award 2011, she was also nominated for the Special Judges Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011 for "For continuing to present challenging theatre in unusual locations that illuminates darker, often ignored parts of society and makes her audience question what theatre can be."

Louise has been awarded residencies with the renowned Blast Theory UK and the prestigious International Artist Residency Award at the Robert Wilson Watermill Centre, New York. She was the Resident Assistant Director at the Abbey Theatre 2008 -2009. Louise trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin and holds an M.A. (Directing) from Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.

Click here for the Drogheda Arts Festival website for bookings