Manifest Performance

Manifest is a frank and unflinching performance exploring the current state of masculinity. Taking the form of a workshop, a group of men are facilitated in a conversation about what it means to be a man. Drawing on testimony, research and the men’s own personal experiences, Manifest weaves between themes of violence, empathy, power and the suppression of vulnerability in a world where men can often be seen as a liability to themselves and others.


★★★★ – The Irish Times

“movement director Eddie Kay finds a striking style that hovers between dancing and fighting.” – The Independent


Manifest, Project Arts Centre, 2023

Directed by Feidlim Cannon & Gary Keegan (Brokentalkers)
Text written by Feidlim Cannon & Gary Keegan (Brokentalkers), Fiona Whelan & the cast
Creative Producer Rachel Bergin (Brokentalkers)
Movement Director Eddie Kay
Set Design Ger Clancy
Costume Design Sarah Foley
Lighting Design Dara Hoban
Sound & AV Design Frank Sweeney
Production Manager Eoin Kilkenny
Stage Manager Evie McGuinness
Cast Includes Ben Sullivan, Tobi Balogun, Dara Clear & Fionn Foley

Photo credits: What Does He Need? Poster Workshop at Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2022. Photos by Louis Haugh and Fiona Whelan.


Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Manifest is a co-production with Project Arts Centre, Dublin and Town Hall Theatre, Galway. Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.

Drawing by Fiona Whelan