Taking the poetry of the lauded American writer Emily Dickinson as inspiration, EMILY offered participants opportunity to delve into her world and explore her powerful work. Led by choreographer Philippa Donnellan and theatre writer/director Noelle Brown participants discussed, recited and created their own poetic choreography. A lively and artistically inventive process for all, EMILY culminated in a short informal studio showing on 03 June.


Noelle has been an actor since 1987 and has worked extensively in theatre, film, televsion and radio. She began directing and writing for theatre in 2002. Her play POSTSCRIPT, co-written with Michèle Forbes, and in which Noelle performs, was part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 and was nominated for the Fishamble New Writing Award and the Bewleys Little Gem Award. POSTSCRIPT, toured  Ireland for six weeks in 2014 and in 2015 played at the Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris. Noelle is currently writing a screen play.

Foxy, her second play, premiered at Project Arts Centre in October 2015 and will be touring Ireland in 2017. Noelle is currently developing a dance theatre piece that focuses on the discrepancies between the mental and physcial effects of ageing entitled Creaking. She has worked as a storyliner for Irish TV soap Fair City and is a participant in Six in the Attic, a resource sharing initiative at the Irish Theatre Institute since 2014.