Brokentalkers are an internationally renowned theatre company, based in Dublin, Ireland led by Co-Artistic Directors Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan with Creative Producer Rachel Bergin.
Described as ‘one of Ireland’s most fearless and path-breaking theatre companies’ we make formally ambitious work that defies categorization. We devise original, accessible live performance and explore new forms that challenge traditional ideologies of text-based theatre.
Our working method is founded on a collaborative process that draws on the skills and experiences of a large and diverse group of contributors from different disciplines and backgrounds, including professional artists, performers, designers and writers alongside others who do not usually work in the theatre but who bring an authenticity to the work that is compelling.
We make work that responds to the contemporary world, using elements such as original writing, dance, film, interviews, found materials and music to represent that world in performance.
We regularly work within the participatory arts sector, collaborating with groups and communities to produce works of artistic excellence. These works, which are often co-authored and performed by non-professional collaborators, have been presented in international festivals throughout the world.
To date Brokentalkers have presented work in Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, New Zealand, and the USA.
Brokentalkers are Project Artists, an initiative of Project Arts Centre. Brokentalkers are Associate Artist LÓKAL Performing Arts, Reykjavik. Brokentalkers are represented by international touring agent Quaternaire. Brokentalkers are supported by The Arts Council.