Prophecy, a Blue Teapot Theatre Company Documentary
Prophecy Screening 1 8pm
Prophecy Screening 2 9pm
Antonin Artaud, French dramatist, poet and actor spent two weeks during the summer of 1937 on the island of Inis Mór situated off the west coast of Ireland in Galway Bay.
84 years later, Artists Mélodie Lasselin and Simon Capelle from Zone Poème (France), lead a theatre development week with actors from Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche (France), Blue Teapot Theatre Company (Galway, Ireland) and Teatr 21 (Poland).
This documentary follows the encounter of the actors & artists as they work and live together for one week on the smallest of the Aran Islands - Inis Oírr. They explore Artaud’s time in Ireland and the unique landscape of the islands. They search for answers as to why he undertook the journey in the first place and investigate excerpts of his prolific writing.
The encounter of these artists from 3 different countries, speaking 3 different languages from 3 different theatre companies indicates an intriguing collaboration.