I was the founding director of Super Paua – a Dublin based theatre company that makes work for young audiences (though not only), mainly in English (though not exclusively!) and that loves to create the art works that you didn’t know you wanted, but which you find beautiful and necessary once we’ve given them to you. Humour, social relevance, and respect define Super Paua’s work.
As a company with a strong political vision and social focus, Super Paua produce three types of projects –
Professional Plays that are crafted by experienced storytellers, and that aim to entertain, inspire and challenge the public. (Due to Covid cancellations, they now run a storytelling podcast too!)
Collaborative Programmes that are run for and with communities who don’t usually go to the theatre. These projects combine Super Paua teams’ skills with the valuable knowledge of community leaders, in order to nurture growth for the individual and the group. Check out some films we helped develop with our collaborators at EHI.
Targeted Skills Sharing to support marginalised artists, or artists from demographics not often represented in the professional arts. Super Paua hope to offer exciting Irish creatives routes into professional theatre for through paid, collaborative internships, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training schemes. Super Paua (and Sian!) share a lot of our company resources with artists for free.
Super Paua is now led by Artistic Director Mark Ball and Producer Heather Rose. They also work with a bunch of great partners and associate artists, including Miriam Needham, Mauricio Quevedo, Orlaith Treacy, Aine O’Hara, Diane Crotty and Alison Martin. Check out Super Paua’s website here for more details.