ILMI Primed for a Month of Drama and Celebration

28 February 2022

Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) are set for a busy period with two events coming up in March. The Carmichael resident organisation are celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th with an online event, and will also host a drama and theatre workshop on March 15.

International Women’s Day will take place on March 8th and ILMI are inviting people to celebrate the occasion with an online event that evening, from 7pm. They will host a number of guests including Baroness Jane Campbell, Seònaid Ó Murchadha , Blessing Dada, Cathy Reay and Emilie Conway.

This year, along with organisations across the world, ILMI will be exploring the International Women’s Day theme of #BreakTheBias. Together they want to forge women’s equality. To register for this event, email or

On March 15th meanwhile ILMI will host a drama and theatre workshop, with any disabled person from around the country who has an interest, or even an acting curiosity, can sign-up for the fun workshop by emailing Peter Kearns at

ILMI upcoming venture into disability equality dramatic arts with The Half Made-Up Drama Collective will make the invisible visible, and spark new, open discussions around what being a disabled actor, writer, director and activist means to each individual ILMI audience member and supporter.

ILMI look forward to the collective’s actors/writers making effective contacts with the wider Irish drama and theatre community through a social media based 200-Second short collection of drama pieces. As part of the process they hope to attract to interest of mainstream drama courses to work in partnership with ILMI’s Half Made-Up Drama Collective series of workshops delivered by ILMI disabled dramatists Peter Kearns, Paula Soraghan and Mark McCollum.

The Half Made-Up Drama Collective will explore forms of realism, absurd and surreal with future complete productions and standalone drama which will explore themes/issues touched upon, but not exclusive, in the narrative and stories coming from the Irish disability movement.

The ILMI are a Carmichael resident organisation. They are a campaigning, national representative Disabled Persons Organisation (DPO) that promotes the philosophy of independent living and works to build an inclusive society. If you wish to get involved with ILMI, you can check out this page on their website. Finally, you can check the ILMI on Facebook and Twitter.