CONNECT In Development

Anna Newell

36 babies

10 teenagers

4 researchers

A composer

A theatremaker

One great big experiment!

Inspired by Roots of Empathy (link to and by her experience helping start babytheatre in South Africa, Bray-based early years theatremaker Anna Newell (link to embarked upon a unique experiment this October, bringing together 10 transition year students from Wicklow and beyond to create babytheatre with them with post-graduate researchers from Trinity’s ImmaLab (link to to explore the impact of this on the teenagers. Funded by Wicklow County Arts Office, this was the first time in Ireland, possibly the world, that such young performers had been involved in babytheatre. Here’s some of Neil Harrison’s gorgeous photos from the project. Documentary video to follow!