Exciting times in Callan with a new play devised by a unique, local theatre company having its world premiere next week. KCAT’s Equinox Theatre Company presents Memory Box on Wednesday 31st July, Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd August at KCAT Art & Study Centre at 8pm. Prices €12/8. The play delves into a dystopian world in which people who are different are feared, persecuted and hunted. Memory Box tells the terrifying tale of an extraordinary man who journeys to escape the regime of oppression shrouding the land, armed only with his memories. Equinox is a bold, beautiful, brilliant and brave ensemble. Artists with learning difficulties and disabilities work in collaboration with other professional theatre practitioners to create work that challenges and delights both its makers and its audience.
This promises to be a memorable event and shows how far Equinox has come since it started in 2008.
It has grown into a bold, brave and brilliant ensemble. Artists with learning disabilities and other disadvantages work in collaboration with other professional theatre practitioners to create something that challenges and delights both its makers and its audience.
“Our own brand of theatre is inclusive on as many levels as we can manage. That means that our work uses beautiful language, but it does not entirely rely on language because some of us choose not to communicate verbally and so we understand that some of our audience probably choose not to engage with the world aurally. We try to engage our audience with strong imagery - sometimes beautiful, sometimes ugly. But always trying to hold our own mirror up to our world.”