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As If By Chance is a live site-specific performance on the streets of Tallaght that explores stories of love and intimacy. It takes audiences on a walk through an urban landscape, moments of which they will experience via their mobile phone. The performance features an original soundtrack by composer Robert Coleman.

During the walk, audiences will chance upon three couples and witness shared moments between them. These moments are enhanced by songs woven into the performance soundtrack. Songs were commissioned and created by three local songwriters Pius Gojo, Amy Naessens and Nick Stanley.

Performance will begin at the entrance of Rua Red, South Dublin County Arts Centre. Please ensure your mobile phone is charged for the performance, we will also have devices available for use.

Performance Dates: 21, 22, 23, 24 September 2022

Times: 6, 7, 8 pm

Location: Begins at  Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24


Tickets: €7


Robert Coleman


Amy Naessens, Pius Gojo, Nick Stanley


Patricia & Michael Toah

 Pat & Joan O'Sullivan

Cathriona O'Grady & Garry McEnroe


Production Credits:

Couples: Gary McEnroe, Catherina O'Grady, Joan O'Sullivan,                   Pat O'Sullivan, Michael Toah and Patricia Toah.

Performers: Ruby Collin, Elileen Flynn and Dillon McKeown, 

Songwriters: Pius Gojo, Amy Naessens and Nick Stanley

Composer: Robert Coleman

Filmmaker: Elton Mullally

Sound Engineer: Hugh O’Dwyer 

Scene Directors: Tony Fegan, Martha Knight and Jennifer Webster

Photographer: Jonathan Stokes

Documentation Videographer: Annette Barnaville

Choral Director: Pauline Dalton

Choir: Kingswood Community Choir

Promotional Design and social media:                                              Annette Barnaville and Dave Barnaville of FINK

Producer: Jennifer Webster

Creative Performance Director: Tony Fegan

Creative Music Director: Martin Moran

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The team behind the music have all come through youth music collectives in South Dublin County.  Amy, Nick, Hugh and Rob are past participants of SubSounds, while Pius is a member of NOISE Music. One of the aims of these programmes is to prepare young artists for careers in music, and commissions of this type are invaluable to them. Collaboration is essential for the emerging artist. It broadens their creative vision and their artistic community.

- Martin Moran, Director Alt Ents

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