Of Monsters and Men
St Columba's College Showbuild 2015

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Every year Actiontrack Performance Company visit St Columbas’s college in Ireland. Actiontrack work with the Transition Year students to create a unique piece of theatre that usually includes songs as well as an original script. The entire show is constructed out of the participant’s ideas and then structured by the Actiontrack team.

Sometimes the shows take a nonsensical route, sometimes the team work with adaptations and in this particular occurrence the show combined two adaptions and the participants created a very macabre and grotesque production called ‘Of Monsters and Men’. The two ideas that intertwined were the tales of the ‘creation of Idols’ (eg: Marilyn Monroe) and Frankenstein. The group took the ideas on maturely and sensitivity and an atmospheric piece was performed on the Saturday evening. Through the process of devising the participant’s knowledge of movement, directing, acting, dance and music broadened. The topical content of this piece in particular also taught the participants to not always trust what’s on the surface.

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