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  • 1 year, 10 months ago


    Maria Schejbal of Bielsko Artistic Association Grodzki Theatre visited ALa in Galway for three days from Thursday 11th Feb. In that time Maria attended one of our weekly TO Forum Theatre facilitation skills training workshops. During the evening we devised two Forum presentations. Maria had not participated in such a workshop before and was…[Read more]

    • Maria-Schejbal 1 year, 10 months ago

      It was indeed a great pleasure to visit ALa again and to take part in the Forum Theatre workshop. It happened so, that I had a chance to perform a stranger – a Polish expert in social work sent over to train Irish people in their own local community. Obviously, such an intruder could not get a warm welcome in our TO piece. It was quite an…[Read more]

  • 2 years, 8 months ago


    I am sorry for not getting back to ARTES for some time now. ALa have been extremely busy with shows training and outreach projects. We have won the prestigious AONTAS award for excellence in community education so excited about that.
    For anyone interested in seeing what we are doing we have a website at and there are a number of videos…[Read more]

    • Maria-Schejbal 2 years, 6 months ago

      Hello Jim and my sincere congratulations on your succes!

      I have been browsing over your website and I see that you are organizing a Summer Activist Camp under the title “Making the resistance really irresistible” in July. It sounds like a great project and it would be good to hear how it goes. Please let us know!

      Cheers, Maria

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    Jim Posted a new activity comment 2 years, 8 months ago

    There is an emphasis which I dont like that participatory arts is artist led. ALa is not and hopefully never will be. The membership run ALa and recruit artists to run projects they decide to do.
    I am not saying that there are not great examples of artist run projects but many of these are based on funding to run a particular project and in most…[Read more]

    In reply to - Lukasz posted an update in the group Participatory arts As Aleksander said: “The following points usually typify participatory arts projects: – their creative practice is a response to the issues of the […] · View
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    Jim Posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    Aleksander good to hear from you. We are looking forward to hearing news of the Pula Festiva.

    ALa Participatory Theatre, Galway, are particularly interested Pedagogy theatre such as Forum Theatre, But we are also interested in exploring other Pedagogy arts practices. We recently had the great pleasure of having Maria Schejbal and Krzysztof…[Read more]

    In reply to - admin posted an update in the group Participatory arts In a new Erasmus+ project (website to be fully operational soon) we’re exploring the concept and practice of participatory arts. The […] · View
  • 2 years, 11 months ago


    This was an extraordinary workshop. I learn’t so many new things. The facilitators were so good. I look forward to working with them again soon. I will get back to this later but meantime thank you Maria and Krzysztof for coming to Ireland and sharing your expertise with us.

    Jim Aherne – ALâ Project Coordinator

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  • 3 years ago


    I would like to thank Maria Schejbal & Krzysztof Tusiewicz for comming to Galway and running two day workshops in Puppetry in both Galway and Ennis, Co Clare. I learnt a lot and think it is a great way to create awareness of issues of concern. They also attended the ALa showcase last Friday where there was performances by our Adult inclusive…[Read more]

  • 3 years, 5 months ago


    Jim Posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    Sorry Jolanta
    You will be getting impatient with me now
    How do I change from ALa Galway Ireland to ALa Theatre of the Oppressed Galway, Ireland. I want to keep the Galway Ireland so people know where we work from

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