DCU Reminiscence Theatre Workshop
We are delighted to welcome Karen Meenan to the DCU All Hallows Campus in March to facilitate a Reminiscence Theatre Workshop.
Here is some information about the work of the Reminiscence Theatre:
Following her mother's death in 2016, Karen did a BA in Drama and spent a year studying how to bring Reminiscence Theatre to Ireland, creating the opportunity for people to write their own stories and writing plays about their own lives.
She founded Making Hay Theatre in Sep 2017 – since then has written two plays ‘We Were All Young Once’ and ‘A Play with Me in it’. She is currently doing a series of reminiscence workshops in Navan Alzheimer’s Day Centre and co-creating a new play called ‘The Magic Navan Carpet’.
Karen's mentor, Pam Schweitzer MBE Director of European Reminiscence Network (ERN), is hosting the next ERN Conference in Dublin which will be held in the Marine Hotel, Sutton, Dublin 13 from 1-3 May 2019. Making Hay Theatre is the only Irish group in ERN so this is a huge honour – there will be a great opportunity to learn how other countries are working creatively with older people and share experiences with them. There will be speakers and participants from the Far East, North America, all around Europe (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands) and from UK and Ireland.
More details on the conference will follow.
In the meantime, please click here to register for the workshop: Kind regards
Age-Friendly University Network Global Coordinator
Bea Orpen Building