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RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)

123 Saint Stephen's Green

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REACH RCSI, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery and the PNA present "A Face in the Crowd" by Niall O’Muiri

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Written by Niall O’Muiri

Director: Jim Roche

Producer: Discover/Recover Theatre Project

This piece of theatre was created by local individuals for their community. Born out of the belief that through the telling of real stories we become aware of the recovery process from mental health difficulties. We also have the opportunity to unearth insights that may better inform our futures. This piece was created from a simple invitation “What is your story?...is there a part of your story that others could really learn from?”. From there, our storytellers gathered over many weeks in the Summer, in St Senan’s and in the Arts Centre. We came together and we listened to moments of sadness, confusion, loneliness, rebellion, despair, warmth, support and most of all acceptance. From the strands of these stories the play “A Face in the Crowd” was born, the story tellers have seen this piece through all its stages of development: feeding back on the script, rehearsal progress, music selection, poster design, set painting, exploring performing opportunities and continue to have an active input into the ongoing development of the project. A piece like this, unique in that it was created by the Discover Recover Theatre Project, has been met with nothing but support and goodwill by all the groups, individuals and organisations that have formed part of the play and its journey onto stage. And now we are joined by you, our audience, we hope that you will leave this performance with your eyes more opened to the human experience of mental health and recovery.

The piece originated in Co Wexford supported by Wexford Mental Health Association and is a co production piece involving people with lived experience of Mental Illness who shared their stories and have remained an integral part of the process to date.

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The stories portrayed in this play are adaptations of real stories and some names and identifying details have been changed to protect privacy of the participants.

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