What Does He Need? workshop (2018)

What Does He Need? currently takes form as an immersive place-based dialogical workshop exploring the needs of a male at different stages of his life.In June 2018, Fiona and Brokentalkers hosted our first public workshop as part of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme: ‘Practice and Power’. Since late 2018, this workshop is being tested and developed by Fiona Whelan and Brokentalkers with groups linked to Rialto Youth Project, Dublin 8 and NWIC in Dublin 7. Each day long workshop sees a group tasked with the development of a boy, born in Dublin city, who is then guided by the group to respond to key challenges and dilemmas that confront him, unearthing conversation and exchange related to gender inequality, gendered identity, cultural norms and toxic forms of masculinity.