Across the Lough
The Performance Corporation is an award-winning theatre company with a mission to "create daring performance adventures insurprising places". Celebrating its tenth year in 2012, the company has created groundbreaking site-specific work in Ireland, America, the UK, Finland and Kenya. The company's recent work includes Slattery's Sago Saga at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2011 and Swampoodle - a play created for Washington DC's Uline Arena, and part of Culture Ireland's 2011 Imagine Ireland programme.
The Performance Corporation created an intimate theatrical experience that took place out on the Lough itself. In Across the Lough, an audience of just three people were ferried across the lake in a wooden rowing boat by a boatman/performer. During the performance he engaged with the audience, offering stories, songs and revelations about the challenges and opportunities of life - from youth, to old age, to our final encounter with "the other side". The work is written by award-winning playwright Tom Swift and directed by critically acclaimed director Louise Lowe.
There were several performances each day. A wider audience engaged with the performance by downloading a specially created ‘audio companion’ to Across the Lough and listening to it at home or on the shore. Mp3 players will be available during the Landmark weekend for people to loan to listen to the ‘audio companion’.
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