Guy Le Jeune biography: April 2020
I’m a writer, theatre maker, community facilitator and musician, based in Donegal, with over thirty years’ experience of working in the arts. I spent three years as Theatre Artist in Residence for An Grianán Theatre in partnership with the Donegal County Council Arts Office, a role funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. I am currently working with Donegal County Museum on the CINE Project, facilitating a community co-produced digital exhibition with the islanders of Inch, in Lough Swilly.
My theatre work is primarily socially-engaged theatre from memory, and participatory art. I’ve written seven plays, all of which have been professionally produced, the most recent being The Songbirds, a piece based on the experiences of people living with dementia and their carers, produced in association with the Ulster University School of Nursing. The Songbirds continues tour to community venues across Ireland.
Other pieces include Shoot the Gear, a site-specific piece based on the lives and experiences of the fishermen and women of Killybegs, UNIFIED the Musical about the UNIFI Polyester Yarn factory in Letterkenny and I Would Walk These Fields Again piece about the Christian Communist priest, Father James McDyer of Glencolmcille.
I am an ICAF Rotterdam artist, and I’ve trained with Pam Schweitzer (Reminiscence Theatre) and Hector Aristabel (Forum Theatre/Theatre of the Oppressed).
If you have any questions, drop me an email to: guy @ cashla.org (no spaces)
My website is guylejeune.info