Award-winning theatre company Gúna Nua presents a live-streamed reading from Geoff Power’s potent new play Stronger, followed by a webinar on restorative justice.
Based on true events, Stronger tells the gripping story of Jan, a teacher raped by her student. As she journeys through the legal system her life is in danger of falling apart, but through restorative justice, Jan finds the strength to meet with her attacker and a process of healing begins.
Following the reading, audiences will join a webinar where a panel from the worlds of politics, criminal justice and key creatives from Stronger will discuss the work and how it shines a light on the importance of restorative justice. More details on how to view the webinar will be updated here closer to the date.
Project funded by the Arts Council and The Probation Service.
Directed by Paul Meade
Written by Geoff Power
Dramaturgy by Hanna Slattne
Produced by Gill McCaw
Cast includes: Karen Ardiff, Scott Graham, Marcus Lamb and Mary Murray
Webinar Chair: Tim Chapman (Chair of the Board of the European Forum for Restorative Justice)
Webinar Panel includes: Senator Ivana Bacik, Geoff Power (Playwright), Ben Ryan (Assistant Secretary General/Criminal Justice Policy, Department of Justice and Equality), Dr. Marie Keenan (Associate Professor School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, U.C.D.) and Deirdre Kenny (Director of Advocacy, One in Four)
Production Manager: Aisling Mooney
For The Probation Service: Ursula Fernée, Restorative Justice and Victim Services