Marian and Joseph: A Revolutionary Love Story is a work in progress piece and will present extracts in an ‘installation’ style combining performance and archival film. The piece captures Irish Political Melodramas performed at the Queens Theatre in Dublin and beyond. Looking through the characters eyes; that of the noted diarist Joseph Holloway and the […]Read more "PROJECT: Marian and Joseph: A Revolutionary Love Story"
This keynote will take the form of a performance score that begins with the singular event of 1916 and the 200+ year durational “non-event” that goes by the short hand Magdalene Laundries singing an asynchronous duet. In this “score” I will both demonstrate and narrate the processes by which we might start to answer how […]Read more "KEYNOTE: Seeing with Our Ears, Hearing with Our Eyes: A Home-Makers Guide to the Twenty-First Century – Katie Gough"
The Prisons Memory archive is a collection of 175 filmed walk-and-talk interviews back inside the prisons of the Anglo-Irish ‘Troubles’ (a period of 30 years of armed political conflict stretching approximately from 1968 to 1998). Applying principles of co-ownership and protocols of inclusivity and life-story telling, 175 people were filmed inside the empty Armagh Gaol […]Read more "KEYNOTE: Prisons Memory Archive – Cahal McLaughlin"
As Duas Mortes de Roger Casement / The Two Deaths of Roger Casement is the a Cia Ludens theatre documentary-drama written by Domingos Nunez, with musical arrangement by Alberto Heller, and produced by Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos. It is based on the Amazon diaries of Roger Casement, his other writings, and material written about his life […]Read more "PROJECTS: As Duas Mortes de Roger Casement / The Two Deaths of Roger Casement – Cia Ludens"
This memorial quilt is a commemorative project dedicated to the women who toiled in the Magdalene laundries at the international scale. Drawing from photographs I took of the former laundries in Ireland as well as from archival material I researched in Quebec city, this blanket attempts to convey both the built environment and life within […]Read more "PROJECT: Magdalene Memorial Quilt – Isobel Plowright"
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 […]Read more "PROJECT: Lady Justice (Work in Progress) – Clíona O’ Connell"
In 1992, Irish poet Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill asked this question in response to the suggestion that female Irish poets have “a long healthy chain of foremothers” available to them. She could well have been forgiven for doing so, as the project of nation-building in the early days of the Irish State played a huge role […]Read more "PROJECT: What Foremothers? – Anam Theatre"