Meet the Artist

Founder of Place to Wonder, Samantha Porciello Samantha has an MA in theatre for development and over the past 15 years has worked with arts centres, theatres and the United Nations Development Programme, to explore how storytelling and theatre can be used as a tool for healing and social change.

Each story or piece of theatre invites grownups to play alongside their child in an extraordinary world, led by a character who will lead them on an adventure through nature, asking them to look closer at the wonder in the world around them, whether it be listening to the heartbeat of a tree, lying on pods finding faces in the clouds or looking for fallen moon rocks in the grass.

As resident artist, she wrote a promenade piece of theatre called Dream a Little Dream. The piece was later funded by Belfast City Council and toured parks in the summer of 2018.