PROJECT: Lady Justice (Work in Progress) – Clíona O’ Connell

Lady Justice is a work in development that seeks to dramatize the story of the survivors of Symphysiotomy and their ongoing campaign for justice as well as interrogating wider issues of power, knowledge and authority.

It originated from a ten minute performance in December 2015 as part of a practice-as-research project investigating the ‘representation of the real’ in documentary theatre. The original performance ‘Walking on Thorns’ used a multi-media documentary theatre format and incorporated elements of video, projection, shadow puppetry, masks and movement. It relied heavily on primary source material and included audio testimony from survivors.

Survivors of Symphysiotomy #SOS is the largest advocacy and support group in Ireland for women who underwent the procedure. Information about them can be found here

Dates and Location

Saturday 8th October, Galway, Venue & Time TBC




About the Artist

Clíona O Connell is a part-time MA student in the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway. She has recently completed year 1 of the MA and is particularly interested in political theatre, community theatre, popular theatre and forms of theatre that break with convention and disrupt social norms!

She also works part-time as a drama facilitator and freelance producer.

Further and Contact Information


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