An Grianan Theatre hails success of ‘Customs Crossing’ programme

An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny has held a reception to highlight the work it is doing under the Peace 3 programme.

The event coindiced with the end of a series of performances of the play 'Bassam', exploring the Israeli / Palestinian conflict. A series of other events has also taken place exploring themes of conflict and community relations under the theme 'Customs Crossings'.

Sean Mc Cormack is chair of the board of An Grianan Theatre. he says the programme, which will continue into the new year, is all about stressing An Grianan's role as a community facility............

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One of the key figures in the programme is performer and writer John Nee, who has been working closely with the theatre for some time, and will work next year with local travellers and the Solas Mental Health Group.

His most recent project was 'Bag of Queens', a play for children exploring issues of identity.

Paying tribute to An Grianan , he said a vital part of the initiative is to get performances out of the building in Letterkenny and into other areas across Donegal, and the theatre's technical team has allowed that happen.....

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