Patrick Conneely

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BIO

Patrick Conneely is a musician, writer and performer. He studied Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway and made his professional acting debut with Druid Theatre Company in ‘King of the Castle’  in 2017. He performs regularly as a solo musician and has won awards for his original songs and lyrics. In 2018 and 2019 he wrote and directed two short award-winning musicals for GUMS (Galway University Musical Society). In 2020, his original musical was showcased at Scene & Heard Festival in Smock Alley Theatre. He has played support to Eddi Reader and the Alan Kelly Band and has performed in events such as the Volvo Ocean Race. He has been featured on Nicky Byrne Show on 2FM, the Keith Finnegan Singer/Songwriter slot on Galway Bay FM and at the Citóg Showcase in the Róisín Dubh, Galway. He played a lead role in Galway Musical Society’s production of Legally Blond in the Galway Town Hall Theatre and in the GUMS production of ‘Urinetown’ in the Black Box Theatre. He was a semi-finalist in the national Le Crunch Song Contest and the winner of NUIG's Got Talent 2016. 

Project Summary

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, 360 video content is more relevant than ever as it can bring immersive experiences to people in the comfort of their own homes. It may be a while before people can visit the theatre again but, in the meantime, and perhaps from now on, 360-degree theatre will be a viable alternative. However, there is no guarantee that traditional conventions of theatre will seamlessly transfer to 360. This study will involve transferring specific theatrical conventions to 360 video and determine which conventions should be borrowed from the stage and which should be left behind.