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Quarantine was established in 1998 by directors Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea with designer Simon Banham. We make original theatre, performance and public events with and about the people who are in it. Whatever form it takes, our work begins and ends with the people in the room. Over the last 20 years, we've collaborated with a shifting constellation of artists, performers and people who've never done anything like this before. Our work seeks to create the circumstances for a conversation between strangers...

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Renny O’Shea

Renny is an artist and Co-Artistic Director (with Richard Gregory) of Quarantine. She co-founded Quarantine in 1998 with Richard Gregory and Simon Banham.

She is now mainly a dramaturg for Quarantine and has worked with a wide variety of professional and non-professional collaborators as director, animateur and dramaturg both within Quarantine and beyond. Current projects include co-curating Tenancy (2018/19) with Quarantine’s ensemble, a project inviting artists to take up residence in a new-build house on the border of Salford and Manchester. It is part of Meet the Neighbours, a pan-European artistic project responding to rapid urban development. Renny is also curating and editing a book on ‘staging life and death’ in collaboration with Quarantine artist and producer Sarah Hunter, which will be published in November 2019.

Her past work for Quarantine includes EatEat (2003) – a meal with refugees and asylum seekers and Rantsoen (2004), its Belgian version with Victoria (now Campo).