|Inclusion Ireland and Down Syndrome Ireland are hosting an event.
The event will be a play at a theatre.
The play is called Sanctuary.
It is about private relationships for people with intellectual disabilities.
Two actors in the play also have an intellectual disability.
The play will be performed by a company called Blue Teapot Theatre Company.
They are a company that helps people with intellectual disabilities to act.
The play will be on in Dublin on 3 and 4 December.
Dublin is a city in Ireland.
Inclusion Europe member organization Inclusion Ireland and Down Syndrome Ireland have announced their plans to host a stage production of ‘Sanctuary’ as part of their agenda to mark this year’s United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on 3 December.
‘Sanctuary’ is a production written by Christian O’Reilly and discusses the issue of marriage for people with intellectual disabilities. Referencing a little-known law in Ireland which prevents people with intellectual disabilities from having intimate personal relationships outside of marriage, the play casts a critical eye on the personal battles faced on a daily basis as a person with an intellectual disability in Ireland.
The production has been commissioned by the Blue Teapot Theatre Company which, along with its performing arts school and outreach projects, advocates for the active inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities within theatre.
The two main characters in the production will be played by Charlene Kelly and Kieran Coppinger, who both have an intellectual disability. The well-known Irish actress Charlie Murphy, best known for her portrayal of Siobhan Delaney in the hit series Love/Hate, has also voiced her support for the event and its addressing of the issue of intimate relationships for people with intellectual disabilities.
‘Sanctuary’ will be hosted on 3 December along with a matinee performance on 4 December at Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre.
For more information on this exciting event, visit the website here.
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