A glowing city of tents will pop up in Barnardo Square this September as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. In each tent you will discover a storyteller who will share with you a moment in their lives when everything changed. Trophy comes to Dublin as part of TxD: a collaboration between Dublin Fringe Festival and SummerWorks Performance Festival (Toronto). We couldn’t be more excited to welcome STO Union, Sarah Conn and Allison O’Connor from Ottawa and Gatineau to our city. For this special-to-Fringe presentation of Trophy, these Canadian artists will work with Change of Address: an Ireland-based collective working to connect artists, asylum seekers and refugees. Trophy happens as a storytelling performance or as a gallery exhibition. You can now reserve your free ticket to the Trophy storytelling performances online here.
We’re also thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with Airbnb. As Airbnb aims to strengthen communities, empower citizens and promote local culture, it is helping us to accommodate important artists who will share their stories in Trophy’s pop up city of tents. Many of these makers live across Ireland in direct provision, and their stays in Dublin during their participation in Fringe are being hosted by Airbnb. Find out more about Airbnb here.
We’re also very lucky to have the support of a number of our other generous partners Ireland Park Foundation, Sun Life Financial, the Embassy of Canada and the Québec Government Office in London. And of course Trophy simply couldn’t happen without the help of Dublin City Council.
Trophy is part-exhibition, part-performance: happen upon it this September and step inside a glowing tent to hear incredible true stories of moments of change. Tickets and more information here.