To Be Frank – a dance-theatre piece (April 2020)
To Be Frank is a dance-theatre piece exploring how men and boys interact with and are shaped by the world they live in. An all male cast take responsibility for guiding a boy though his life as he encounters the realities facing young men today. Together they explore questions of power, violence and the suppression of vulnerability in a world where men are seen as a liability to themselves and others. Written by Brokentalkers & Fiona Whelan with movement direction by Eddie Kay, To Be Frank explores the physicality and psychology of masculinity combining movement, testimony and research to create an intensely honest and timely theatrical experience.
To Be Frank presents an essence of the research gathered during the What Does He Need? adult workshops, while also drawing on the dialogical form of the workshop with all its contingency and conflict.
Supported by Arts Council of Ireland, a co-production with Project Arts Centre & Mermaid Arts Centre