Congratulations to UCD’s Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland and Brokentalkers who have won 'Best Production' for ''The Examination' at the Irish Times Theatre Awards.
Posted 5 April
Congratulations to Brokentalkers and UCD’s Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland who have won Best Production for 'The Examination' at the 23rd Irish Times Theatre Awards.
UCD’s Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland in association with Brokentalkers Theatre Company presented The Examination in the Project Arts Centre and Axis, Ballymun, Dublin in 2019, exploring mental health and human rights in the prison system in the UK and Ireland.
The Examination by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan, is part of a Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850–2000’, led by Associate Professor Catherine Cox (UCD). As part of the project Brokentalkers worked closely with Catherine drawing on her historical research into healthcare and particularly mental health in Irish prisons. Brokentalkers also held theatre workshops and interviews with prisoners and former prisoners working with Mountjoy Prison and PACE Training and Education Services. The Examination ‘offers no easy escapes: both the health provisions of prisons and our own ideas of punishment and reform need careful and constant examination.’
You can read more about the Irish Times Theatre Awards here here and about this project here.