Participatory Theatre and Memory

Art discipline: Researcher

Artist: Guy Le Jeune

Guy is a writer and theatre maker, based in County Donegal, in the Republic of Ireland. He has been Theatre Artist in Residence for An Grianán Theatre and Donegal County Council for the last two years, funded by a bursary from the Irish Arts Council.


He has over thirty years of experience in theatre, in a wide variety of roles. In the last five years, he has specialised in working with communities and individuals, creating theatre pieces from reminiscences, oral histories and memories. He works with a troika of producing partners; An Grianán Theatre, The Earagail Arts Festival and the Donegal County Council Arts Office.


His theatre works include: On the Camel’s Hump, a piece about the communities that lived along the long-gone railway lines that once crossed Donegal and County Tyrone; Fiesta, a large-scale production that celebrated the 1960s and 70s show-band era in Ireland and the famous dancehall in Letterkenny, the Fiesta Ballroom; I Would Walk These Fields Again, a piece about Father James McDyer, the Christian Communist Priest of Glencolmcill