I am Martin Sharry.
In 2008 I completed a Masters in Drama and Theatre Studies in NUI Galway. Since then I've been involved with creating live events, setting people opposite people in real time. I am interested in questions of presence. There is the sense in which presence allows ‘integration’, as Dr Dan Siegel explores. And there is the foregrounding of disregarded subjects. There is also, as I’m sure you’re aware, the contrasting of liveness with mediation.
I write, I direct and I perform.
At the moment I’m working on poems with the benefit of mentorship from dramaturg/poet Jessica Traynor and the support of Arts Disability Ireland. I am writing a blog (see Poetry) that seems concerned mostly with the provenance of poetry. The aim is to write enough poems to be worthy of publication.