Staff and students from South East Technological University (SETU) will join acclaimed Irish performance artist Amanda Coogan, and artists and theatre makers Alvean Jones and Lianne Quigley, to share their interpretation of Deaf, Waterford playwright Teresa Deevy’s little-known ballet, Possession, during the Imagine Festival on 27 October.

The Possession Project creates a hybrid production containing durational, site responsive and immersive aspects. Audiences are guided through the production beginning at the reception of Waterford Museum of Treasures when they are brought down to the atmospheric Choristers’ Hall, the performance space, for the 50 minute-long production.

The Possession Project will be performed in the Chorister’s Hall, Waterford Museum of Treasures as part of the Imagine Festival on Thursday 27 October at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Please note that the production involves moving and flashing lights.

Admission is free but tickets must be booked in advance:

The performance is fully accessible to Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences. Irish Sign Language translation is available front of house before each performance.

Funding from SETU Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Fund, SETU Research Connexions, SETU School of Humanities and the Student Partnership and Raising Capacity (SPARC) Fund from the National Forum for Teaching and Learning supports Lyrical Bodies, the research project co-existing alongside The Possession Project. Lyrical Bodies is led by Dr Una Kealy. The Lyrical Bodies team gratefully acknowledges support from Waterford Museum of Treasures.

Cost: Free

Location: Chorister’s Hall, Waterford Museum of Treasures