Community Engagement February 16th, 2022

Friel Reimagined

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Bruiser are delighted to be working with Queen’s University Belfast to deliver the Friel Reimagined Project. Friel Reimagined is a unique drama research and engagement project based on the work of acclaimed playwright Brian Friel (1929-2015). The project is based at the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Steel Charitable Trust.

Starting in Autumn 2021, we will be bringing Friel’s work to new audiences through a series of practical drama workshops. Across four workshop sessions, participants try out physical theatre, explore the themes of Friel's plays, devise their own creative ideas and share their work with the group. Our approach involves everyone, so participants don't need prior acting experience or knowledge of drama to enjoy the workshops.

We will be working with people from diverse backgrounds, exploring the many ways that Friel’s work relates to contemporary life. Partnerships with Hazelwood Integrated College, the Stronger Together network, Hydebank Wood Secure College and the Belfast Interface Project will allow us to engage with a wide range of people, many of whom will experience Friel’s work for the first time.

Find out more about the project here: