Clamour & Roar – A Citizens’ Chorus is a mixed discipline, multi-generational, cross-community participatory art project which will culminate in an original theatre performance devised by theatre artist Veronica Coburn.
Inspired by the physical geography, past and present, of South County Dublin, the project will feature a community chorus, professional actors, a live vocal score both spoken and sung, performed narrative text, and a filmed visual art design.
Veronica Coburn was a founder member of Barabbas Theatre Company. She is the author of Clown Through Mask - The Pioneering Work of Richard Pochinko As Practised By Sue Morrison. Written in collaboration with Sue Morrison, it is published by Intellect Press.
Veronica was Artist in Residence at Draíocht Arts Centre for three years, 2012-2015. The focus of her residency was the building of Hallelujah! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir. Ranging in age from 18 to 80, the members of Hallelujah! developed and performed original work that spanned vocal chorus and red nose performance. Veronica is programme director of Tenderfoot, The Civic Theatre’s apprentice theatre programme for transition year students, now in its tenth year. Tenderfoot provides young people in South County Dublin with the opportunity to learn about theatre by making theatre. A book, Tenderfoot - Plays By & For Young People, was published in 2015 in association with South Dublin Library.
Image: Immersive Theatre Space, viewpoint from auditorium, for Ship of Fools performed by Hallelujah! Draíocht's Community Clown Choir! Set design - Kieran McNulty