As If By Chance

A live, site specific performative walkthrough the urban landscape of Tallaght that explores stories of love and intimacy.

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Presented by Tallaght Community Arts and Alt Ents 'As If By Chance' is an immersive, performative walk through Tallaght's urban landscape, where the audience chance upon three couples from Tallaght and witness shared moments between them.

The production features an original soundtrack by composer Robert Coleman and individual songs written by local songwriters Pius Gojo, Amy Naessens and Nick Stanley.  Our three couples, Gary McEnroe and Catherina O'Grady, Joan O'Sullivan and Pat O'Sullivan, and Michael and Patricia Toah inspired individual songs.

The performance is experienced on handheld devices such as phones or tablets, allowing audience members to become active participants.

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Our performers have come through our established participant programmes that create opportunities for individuals from South Dublin County to work in collaboration with artists. Gary and Catherina from Doors To Elsewhere Drama Ensemble, Patricia and Michael from Creative Places MacUíllíam & Pat and Joan from Kingswood Community Choir have generously shared a little of their life stories with our artist team. Our aim is always to celebrate the creativity of local people in settings that are both familiar and revealing for our wider communities.

Tony Fegan, Director Tallaght Community Arts

The team behind the music have all come through youth music collectives in South Dublin County. Amy, Nick, Hugh and Rob are past participants of SubSounds, while Pius is a member of NOISE Music. One of the aims of these programmes is to prepare young artists for careers in music, and commissions of this type are invaluable to them. Collaboration is essential for the emerging artist. It broadens their creative vision and their artistic community.

Martin Moran, Alt Ents

The Couples

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Catherina and Gary

Gary and Catherina have been a couple for over eight years. Gary is from Kilnamanagh and Catherina is from Fettercairn. They love going to the cinema and meeting friends for lunch.

Michael and Patricia

Michael and Patricia live in  MacUíllíam Estate, Tallaght. Married for over twenty years, they have three children. They love to spend time with their family, cracking jokes and eating good food. 

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Joan and Pat

Joan and Pat

Pat and Joan were married 34 years ago. They have three great kids and three dogs. They love meeting with family and friends, eating good food, going to the cinema, gigs and walking their dogs. They live in Kingswood and are both members of Kingswood Community Choir.


Couples: Gary McEnroe, Catherina O'Grady, Joan O'Sullivan, Pat O'Sullivan, Michael Toah and Patricia Toah.

Performers: Ruby Collin, Elileen Flynn and Dillon McKeown,

Songwriters: Pius Gojo, Amy Naessens and Nick Stanley

Composer: Robert Coleman

Filmmaker: Elton Mullally

Sound Engineer: Hugh O’Dwyer

Scene Directors: Tony Fegan, Martha Knight and Jennifer Webster

Performance and Voice Over: Ruby Collin

Photographer: Jonathan Stokes

Documentation Videographer: Annette Barnaville

Choral Director: Pauline Dalton

Choir: Kingswood Community Choir

Promotional Design and social media: FINK

Producer: Jennifer Webster

Creative Performance Director: Tony Fegan

Creative Music Director: Martin Moran

A Tallaght Community Art/Alt Ents production in association with Music Generation South Dublin kindly supported by Comer Group Ireland, Creative Ireland, South Dublin County Arts Office and the Arts Council of Ireland.