Veronica Dyas

International Mentorship & Bursary 2018/19
Mentor: Johanna Freiburg

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Veronica is an artist working primarily through theatre, new text and installation. Facilitation, Action and LOVE are crucial to her practice, she works regularly with communities of identity, purpose and/or place.

Most recently Veronica wrote and directed My Son My Son (2018), a new play interrogating class, gender(s) and education inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s play The Mother. She made HERE & NOW (2012-2018) exploring housing, homelessness, and the practice of walking in response to the economic crash presenting in stages at THISISPOPBABY with St. Patrick’s Festival Where We Live Festival (2018), Project Arts Centre (2014), and Sorcha Kenny’s Walking We Ask Questions (DFF 2012). Her solo performance ‘In My Bed’ (DFF 2011) marked a shift in her practice toward embodied autobiographical work.

Installation work includes ‘We Preserve This Object’ made in collaboration with Transition Year Students at Margaret Aylward’s (2017); ‘Extracts of the HERE & NOW’ HOMES/SICK Exhibition, Science Gallery Dublin (2015) and ‘YOU’ (DFF 2009).

Veronica intends to develop a new theatre work interrogating The Great Hunger, the Irish famine(s) from the perspective of contemporary human struggle, issues of gender(s), migration, the environment and suffering created by arbitrary policy and global economics.