Performance Artist Amanda Coogan ‘It’s in my DNA. I was brought up by two wonderful deaf people, my parents. So Irish sign language is my first language’

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Performance artist, Amanda Coogan has collaborated with the Dublin Theatre of the Deaf, for a much-anticipated show in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival ‘Talk Real Fine, Just Like a Lady’.  Amanda joined Seán Rocks on Arena to explain where it all began. “Formally three years ago in 2014 we collaborated for Fringe 2014 and we played in the project with …

Sahar Ali on her show, Saharcasm‘People in Ireland laugh and they joke about everything, no matter how serious it is. I think it’s a very Arab thing too’

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A new one woman show called Saharcasm, has come to town and it draws on, software developer and poet, Sahar Ali’s own experiences of living in Ireland and travelling back to Saudi Arabia, the country of her birth. Sahar joined Seán Rocks on Arena to tell him where it all evolved from. “I’m blogging for years but when I was …

Dublin Fringe Festival Shakespeare’s The Tempest gets a Modern-Day Makeover

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Shakespeare comes to the Abbey Theatre, but not as you know him.  In fact, with director Maeve Stone’s feminist agenda taking central stage within the production, this one is more about the ‘her’ than the ‘him’.  The Tempest gets a revamp and a provocative new title, with a focus on the feminine.  The Shitstorm draws on a West Kerry landscape …