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Wed, 17:00

First Fortnight: Lysis

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Wed 9 January 2019
17:00 - 21:00

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Droichead Arts Centre,
Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Based on the writings and testimonies of people living with mental health issues, Lysis is a docudrama that traces the experiences of five individuals. This audio-visual installation is a forthright portrait of people side-lined by society through everyday stigma, prejudice and general ignorance toward mental health. Lysis journeys through psychosis and toward recovery, challenging for the right to be recognised beyond diagnoses. A celebration of the genuine strength of human character.


Created by members of Shine, a mental health support group.


Wed 09 to Fri 11 January at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm


Facilitated & Directed by Declan Mallon | Installation Design: Kieran McNulty | Audio Design: Carl Kennedy| Video Design: Kilian Waters and Dan Keane (Arcade Films).


Performed by: Grainne Rafferty, Anthony Kinahan, Leah Rossiter, Niall O’Brien, Sarah Hope Guppy, Anne Nolan.


Upstate Theatre Project and Droichead Arts Centre present Lysis in two venues as part of First Fortnight Festival in January 2019. See details below: 


Project Cube, Dublin: 3, 4, 5 January. Time:  4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm. Booking:  01 8819613


Riverbank, Kildare: 23 and 24 January. Time: 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm. Booking:    045 448 327



Limited availability, booking essential. The project premiered as part of Drogheda Arts Festival in May 2018.


First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action.

Key event information


  • Disable access-friendly
  • Disabled parking spaces
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible