The Bystander

By Box Office
Thursday, 4th October 2018
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Tickets: €18/16  Time: 8pm 


The Bystander is an intriguing and adventurous production by multi-award winning dance theatre innovators Junk Ensemble. Taking its name from the
‘bystander effect’ phenomenon of the murder of Kitty Genovese outside her apartment in New York City in 1964, whereby thirty-eight witnesses saw or heard the attack, yet none of them called for help, The Bystander brings to the surface some of the murkier and complex behaviours of contemporary society.
Performed by an internationally acclaimed cast and drawing on the expertise of a psychologist, The Bystander gets under the skin of how we behave as individuals and groups. What makes us help someone and what makes us simply stand by?
‘The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.’
— Albert Einstein

Preview The Bystander here

Direction and Choreography by Jessica Kennedy and Megan Kennedy and created in collaboration with the cast.

Performers: Steve Blount, Stephanie Dufresne, Stephen Moynihan, Tilly Webber

Set Design: Sabine Dargent

Lighting Design: Zia Bergin-Holly

Music and Sound Design: Denis Clohessy

Costume Design: Sarah Foley

Dramaturgy: Feidlim Cannon

Consultant Sociologist & Collaborator: Ciaran Smyth

Junk Ensemble are Project Artists, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.
This production is funded by the Arts Council.
Presented by axis : Ballymun in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.

The Friday night perfromance will be followed by a post show discussion made up of Megan and Jessica, the cast, Consultant sociologist & collaborator Ciaran Smyth.