Theatre: Resilience is the watchword for an innovative festival
The annually-staged First Fortnight, which dwells on mental health issues through the prism of the arts, has Peter Gowen’s impressive one-man show The Chronicles of Oggle as its centrepiece
The Chronicles of Oggle
By Peter Gowen, directed by Donal Gallagher
Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin; finishes today
“Resilience” is a word that has become increasingly popular in the lexicon of self-help and wellness culture. Bad experiences, uncomfortable feelings, we rationalise, make us stronger human beings, enabling us to better endure what life throws at us.
Art, too, can help us develop emotional survival skills. This is the thinking behind First Fortnight, the annual festival that ...