School of Arts Education & Movement
Sharon Mc Ardle poses next to a Dorothy Macardle ‘work in progress’ mural  in Dundalk. Claire Prouvost, a French illustrator and graphic designer created this mural.
Sharon Mc Ardle poses next to a Dorothy Macardle ‘work in progress’ mural in Dundalk. Claire Prouvost, a French illustrator and graphic designer created this mural.

Sharon McArdle receives BAI Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland reward

The Dorothy Macardle Archive and Performance Project (DMAP) is an arts initiative founded by Declan Gorman, an independent theatre maker and writer, and Sharon McArdle, a performing artist (School of Arts and Movement, DCU).

They recently won a grant from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (Round 38 Sound and Vision) to produce a radio documentary called Prison Notebooks. The documentary will follow the theatre artists on their quest to investigate the jail diaries of Irish revolutionary and literary artist Dorothy Macardle. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Macardles' arrest, the documentary will air on RTÉ Lyric feature next year.

The DMAP, in collaboration with An Táin Arts Centre, received separate funding from the Bank of Ireland Together Arts Fund in collaboration with Business to Arts: Round 2. Sharon and Declan will adapt their one-woman show 'Prison Note-books' to film, which will be streamed next year, in collaboration with IFTA academy awardees Luca Truffarelli and Cara Holmes. The play will be staged at Kilmainham Gaol, where Dorothy was imprisoned during the Civil War.