'Don't Riot, Emigrate' with spoken words artists' Emmet Kirwan and The Poet Geoff.
14 Jun / 5:00 PM
Duration: 45 minutes
Location: NCAD Red Square
Emmet Kirwan and The Poet Geoff are two of Ireland’s foremost Spoken Words artists. Emmet has just finished a critically acclaimed run of his latest play, Accents. Geoff is just back from a European Tour and is lining up dates in the US this summer. Both will be performing at NCAD this Wednesday at 5pm. (Runs 45 mins).
Emmet Kirwan is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin. An actor and writer, he wrote and starred in the Irish television cult comedy series Sarah and Steve. Emmet won the Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary 2014 for his first play Dublin Oldschool, which premiered as part of the Show In A Bag programme in 2014. He wrote and performed four spoken word pieces as part of THISISPOPBABY's 2016 production for Tiger Dublin Fringe RIOT. The short film Heartbreak, based on a monologue from RIOT went viral following its release in 2017.
Emmet was a participant in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute Resource Sharing Initiative, from 2015-2016.
Geoff Finan was the Writer in Residence for Dublin City Council for the Dublin North West area in the summer of 2018 and again in 2019 and is currently lecturing in the National College of Art and Design on the module ‘Voices From The Margins’ and also in Maynooth University on the elective ‘Education Projects in the Community’ for the B.Ed course. In 2019 he had the honour of writing the 100 year commemorative poem celebrating the first Dáil in Ireland, titled ‘January 1919’. Geoff was commissioned as part of the First Fortnight Festival to write his most recent piece ‘Gloke’ after working with The Traveling Community for 4 months. Geoff has also been commissioned by the DCC’s Culture Connects project to write for the Local Heroes initiative and his poem A Letter To Leo was chosen as the flagship piece for the My Name Is campaign, fighting against child homelessness in Ireland. Geoff been featured on RTÉ, TV3, Today Fm, 98 FM, FM104 and Newstalk and in The Sunday Business Post, The Times, The Irish Times and The New York Times
NCAD Red Square