a little bit about me..
Manuela Corbari is an artist and filmmaker.
She has trained as a video editor and is currently lecturing Editing at GMIT – BA (Hon) Film and Documentary course. She has directed and edited documentaries and short films. In 2008 she established A Little Door.
A Little Door is interested in the artistic freedom, that collaboration and working with different media offers.
In recent years she has been training in and developing theatre for young audiences. Since 2015 she has been associate artist with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, participating to Small Sizes artistic directors meetings across Europe as part of the European Project Wide Eyes.
In 2017/2018 she was one of the participants of the Pathway to Production programme.The development of her work has been supported by Baboró, Branar, Druid/Mick Lally Theatre, Irish Theatre Institute, Galway Theatre Festival, Galway City Council, Roscommon Arts Centre, Saolta Arts, O'Donoghue Centre -NUIG and the inspiring friendships of fellow artists met through Small Sizes.
I think children’s theatre can reach people’s heart in a more genuine and simple way, by not being cerebral but touching the essence of emotions and concepts.
In the last few years I have watched many shows for children, from many different countries. I enjoy watching them with children, as they are the audience they were made for, and I enjoy looking at the children’s reactions and engagement.
What inspired me to become involved in theatre for young audiences is that pure pleasure of visual and emotional immersion, without the necessity for complexity. The beauty of simplicity. My aim is to create a simple, elegant form of theatre for young people, that engages with the sense of wonder typical of childhood and stimulates the ability to imagine.