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Nuns Island Theatre



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Presented as part of Collective Knowledges: Galway Arts Centre’s Public Engagement Programme in association with Array Collective’s “The Druthaib’s Ball”.

Dr Miriam Haughton, Director of Drama and Theatre Postgraduate Studies NUI Galway, delivers a talk examining female representation in the Repeal the 8th referendum in Ireland.

Dr Miriam Haughton is Director of Postgraduate Studies in Drama and Theatre at the University of Galway and Vice-President of the Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR). Author of Staging Trauma (Palgrave 2018), and co-editor of Theatre, Performance and Commemoration (Methuen 2023), Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries (Manchester UP 2021), Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland (Carysfort 2015), Miriam’s next book The Theatre of Louise Lowe is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. Miriam established the Feminist Storytelling Network at the University in Galway in 2018, promoting interdisciplinary research that supports feminist ethos, principles, and activism. Miriam’s talk is based on research co-authored with colleagues Dr Ciara L. Murphy and Dr Sarah Hoover, published in the international peer-reviewed journal Feminist Encounters (2021).

This event is presented in association with Array Collective’s Turner Prize winning The Druthaib’s Ball,  installed in Galway Arts Centre/ Nuns Island Theatre  throughout August and September, and is part of a weekly series of events with social justice groups, artists, academics, and musicians taking place inside the síbín of The Druthaib’s Ball with talks, workshops, traditional music sessions, dance, storytelling and song.

Galway Arts Centre’s Public Programme is supported by Creative Ireland and University of Galway.