"HEROIN is the story you were never told about the republic that never happened, of the person you never saw, of what we built and then demolished. It’s the big one, the bad one, the one you never thought you’d try."Grace Dyas is back with her THEATREclub campaigning show HEROIN, updated to reflect the current state of Ireland's drug problem, with additional writing by Rachael Keogh. They talk to Róisín about the campaign and why nothing short of radical shift in how we view drugs and drug users is needed.Produced by Róisín Ingle and Jennifer Ryan
So much of our political discourse is dominated by statistics and financial jargon. Well our guest, writer, producer, a founder of Theatre Club and activist, Grace Dyas thinks we need a national conversation on more than numbers, we need to talk about our values. Grace makes the case, brilliantly, for a honest and open debate about who we are and what we should aspire to be as a country. Not a Reboot as much as it is a New Path!Support our podcasts and get extra insights by joining us at www.patreon.com/tortoiseshack
Ep 184 Grace Dyas on The Gate, activism & feeling the fear
The Women's Podcast
Activist, theatre director, writer and producer Grace Dyas says she wakes up every morning feeling afraid, but has learned how to turn that fear into courage.Last October Ms Dyas initiated a storm in the theatre world when she accused the former director of The Gate theatre, Michael Colgan, of inappropriate behaviour in a post to her blog. She speaks to Kathy Sheridan about the experience.Also on the podcast, Dyas talks about her theatre productions, which tackle the thorniest of subjects, including Not At Home, which puts voice to the stories of women traveling for abortions.
#5 | James Kavanagh, Monnine Griffith & Grace Dyas
Sparking Change with Dil
This week on Sparking Change in her editorial Dil talks about the importance of creating a supportive and inclusive environment for LGBTI young people to come out as part of BeLonG To’s STAND UP LGBT Awareness Week. Social media influencer and Snapchat sensation James Kavanagh joins us to share his personal experience of homophobic bullying […] La entrada Sparking Change with Dil #5 | James Kavanagh, Monnine Griffith & Grace Dyas se publicó primero en Headstuff.
Women on Wednesdays is the name of a new monthly gig in Whelan's, Dublin which will give the stage over to female musicians, comedians and spoken word artists while raising money for an excellent cause. Aishling Lennon of Aidlink told Kathy Sheridan how the event came about and Deborah Byrne and Suzette Das from the band Hvmmingbyrd explore the challenges of being a woman in the music industry. Continuing our contributions from the Markievicz School, Theatre Club's Grace Dyas talks about the motivation for The Game, a powerful production that explored prostitution in Ireland.
MEN WANTED: The Game needs you to explore the act of buying sex. On this week's podcast, Róisín Ingle talks to two of the women behind a radical piece of theatre, The Game. Grace Dyas and Lauren Larkin aim to portray the realities of prostitution through their stage piece, which was devised with the help of former prostitutes including Rachel Moran and Mia deFaoite, as well as some women who are still involved in sex work.They tell Róisín Ingle what the show is all about and why they felt it was important to tell this story.Five male volunteers are needed to take part each night and they've put the call out for willing participants for their upcoming Irish shows. If you're interested in taking part email WENEEDMEN2017@gmail,com