Chalk it Down Productions Presents SPLICED, A New Show That Challenges Ideas Of Identity And Masculinity

Chalk it Down Productions Presents SPLICED, A New Show That Challenges Ideas Of Identity And MasculinityFrom one of the country's most exciting upcoming writers, Timmy Creed, comes SPLICED, at Cork Midsummer Festival, June 20th - 24th. Hard-hitting, honest and brave; this multi-disciplinary collaboration written and performed by Creed, with David Mathúna (visual artist), Chris Somers (composer), and directed by Gina Moxley, shines a light on the fragility of the sportsman behind the mask, and begins a conversation about identity and mental health in the GAA.

Timmy is contemplating his 21 years playing GAA, and what that means for him. SPLICED is a raw, visceral account of his struggle to become an individual outside the institution that raised him. Can we talk about mental health, self-expression and masculinity in a GAA context? SPLICED starts the vital conversation on the very grounds Timmy trained in.

"SPLICED deals with my own personal journey through the GAA over the course of 21 years playing and subsequent fallout from the game to pursue a career in the arts.' explains writer and performer Timmy Creed, "I am interested in the contrast between sport and art, and I was driven to write SPLICED to create something that spoke to both worlds and invited sports-minded people into a theatrical conversation that they could relate and bring the theatrical arena to the sports arena. This show is raw, doesn't hold back, and speaks to young GAA men who might be struggling with their own mental health or trying to explore who they are."

SPLICED, presented by Chalk It Down Productions, takes place outdoors in the Bishopstown GAA Club, as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival 2018. The show runs from Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th of June. Tickets (€15) are available from Cork Midsummer Festival box office or on corkmidsummer.com (https://corkmidsummer.ticketsolve.com/shows/873588941). This 60-minute nail biting game of play is not to be missed.



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