How are you? We’re fine thanks. Great actually. No, no, really, we’re grand. Well…now that you mention it there is one thing…
We’re a theatre company. One with a difference, we’re different. We’re innovative, exciting and inclusive. Inclusive in our case means that we’re a bunch of people with and without special needs and learning difficulties working together with other theatre professionals to make good work.
This year we’ve been invited to bring our show (The Making of) The Frogs after Aristophanes to the Dublin Fringe Festival. We’re really excited but there’s one small problem. We can’t afford to take the whole thing from Callan Co. Kilkenny (where we are based) all the way to Dublin.
As you might have guessed this show is an adaptation of the classic Greek comedy The Frogs by Aristophanes. We chose to work around this play because first of all it made us laugh. Bu then we recognized something of ourselves in this narrative, recognized that we are all on ridiculous, often pointless fruitless journeys to seemingly far off greener fields.
This play will be theatre that is fresh and new and different. This is theatre that celebrates difference, that highlights lumps and bumps and revels in uniqueness.
Equinox is a symbol of balance; it stands for equal day and equal night.
Light and dark side by side.
There has never been a show like this before.
Help us bring it to Dublin.
Equinox Theatre Company was started in 2008 as part of KCAT Art & Study Centre. It has grown into a bold, beautiful, brilliant and brave ensemble. Artists with learning disabilities and other disadvantages work in
collaboration with other professional theatre practitioners to create work that challenges and delights both its makers and its audience.
“...a wholly refreshing approach to acting and theatre in Ireland, one that cuts across pedantic pretentiousness in favour of belief and passion and truly unparalleled deference to the telling of the tale.”
Irish Theatre Magazine