An introductory workshop exploring the art of oral storytelling, composition, and expression, hosted by Órla Mc Govern of Moth & Butterfly. Over two hours, using writing, improvisation, and theatrical exercises, we will explore a tapas of tips and techniques used in the varied art of storytelling.
Órla Mc Govern is a Storyteller, Writer & Performer based in The West of Ireland. She has told and performed all over the world from Athens to Cape Clear Island, from The Antrim Glens, to the North of Finland. She is artistic director of ‘Moth & Butterfly’; a storytelling & improvisation project, hosting events and an annual festival. As a playwright, her work has travelled the world. Highlight moments include productions at Origin First Irish NYC (‘Kitchen’), Cúirt/Fregoli, Galway (‘Tick Tock’ & ‘Wristbands’) and 24 hour plays Abbey Theatre/DYT (‘Lyubov’ Eto Tsirk’). She performs as an actor for theatre, film and tv, and represented Ireland in the Creative Europe project ‘Our Lives’. She was recently commissioned by The Arts Council to make a work in progress storytelling piece at Interface in The Inagh Valley. She facilitates workshops in theatre, storytelling and creative practices for both children and adults, and is a member of Poetry Ireland’s ‘Writers In Schools’. Órla has written two children’s books (The History Press): ’Dublin Folk Tales For Children’, and ‘Wild Waves And Wishing Wells’. She is a member of Storytellers of Ireland, The Ohana Collective, Theatre 57 and the Interface Inagh community in Connemara. www.orlamcgovern.com