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junk ensemble was established by joint Artistic Directors Megan Kennedy and Jessica Kennedy in 2004 with a commitment to creating works of brave and imaginative dance theatre. Winners of Best Production Award 2011, Culture Ireland Touring Award in 2008, Excellence and Innovation Award in 2007 and listed as a Sunday Times Highlight in 2011, junk ensemble’s work continues to tour nationally and internationally. Their productions are often created in collaboration with artists from other disciplines to produce a rich mix of visual and performance styles that seeks to challenge the traditional audience performer relationship. This approach has led to productions being created in non-traditional or found spaces as well as more conventional theatre spaces.


junk ensemble were Artists in Residence at Tate Britain, London (2012) and Fingal County Council (2010/11) and Artistic Directors of Drogheda Youth Dance (2007). Productions include Dusk Ahead (Dublin Theatre Festival 2013/Kilkenny Arts Festival 2013), The Falling Song (UK and National Tours 2014/Belfast Festival 2012/Dublin Dance Festival 2012), Bird with boy (Dublin Theatre Festival 2012/Dublin Fringe Festival 2011), Five Ways to Drown (Irish Tour 2012/Dublin Dance Festival 2010), Sometimes we break (Tate Britain 2012), Pygmalion Revisited (Áix-en-Provence commission 2010), Drinking Dust (2008), and The Rain Party (2007). junk ensemble are part of Project Catalyst, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.


Artistic Director Megan Kennedy
Artistic Director Jessica Kennedy


  • Soldier Still by Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy in collaboration with the cast (Project Arts Centre 2017Mermaid Arts Centre 2017The MAC 2017)

  • It Folds by Feidlim Cannon, Megan Kennedy, Jessica Kennedy, Gary Keegan (Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach 2015)

  • Dusk Ahead by Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy (Project Arts Centre 2013)

  • The Falling Song by Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy (Project Arts Centre 2012)

  • Bird with Boy by Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy ( Kilmainham Gaol 2011)

  • Five Ways to Drown by Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy (Project Arts Centre 2010)

  • Drinking Dust ( site-specific 2008)

  • The Rain Party by Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy ( site-specific 2007)



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