September 2019: Sorcha Fox

September 2019: Sorcha Fox

Sorcha Fox is a spoken word writer,  an actor and  a storyliner for Ros na Rún.  For her residency at Áras Éanna, she will be working on new pieces in Irish and English connected to identity and place.

Sorcha was the recipient of an Arts Council Bursary award, she was also Theatre artist in Residence in The Dock arts centre in 2016. Sorcha received the UNESCO New Work Award and wrote Remember for Lingo: A Spoken Word Festival.

Remember, also performed by Sorcha Fox, is a series of pieces of performance poetry, all linked, that form a challenge – personal and national, to remember where we have come from in order to imagine something new.  It premiered at Lingo in Liberty Hall alongside performances from the Palestinian spoken word poet Rafeef Ziadah and Irish political poet Sarah Clancy.

 One of the themes within Remember is trauma recovery – for a person and a nation, fragmented memory, the internalised oppressor and its effects on a person and a nation, the obliteration of voices that remind us where we come from – the call for amplification of those voices.

Sorcha also completed a course in Theatre and Cultural Resistance in The Freedom Theatre, Jenin refugee camp, Northern Palestine and is an organiser of PalFest Ireland.

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