First of all, thanks to Taike & Galway County Council for the support I have received toward completing this play, which, as the headline suggests, is without a name. The play will be an immersive experience with themes of civilization and wilderness, care and control, and their extremes. It grew out of talks we hadContinue reading “Too many working titles – a play in progress”
Last year around this time I got an email from a stranger asking to read my script that had been shortlisted for Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize. For some reason, I had not got the message about my own success, and was baffled for a moment. That play was written before and just happened to fitContinue reading “Wilderness and Civilization – Need and Thought”
One of my artistic interests for a few years now has been the amount of “real” and the amount of “story” in any given circumstance. Obviously, we can’t get outside our own experience to ever really touch the raw reality, but there can be tremendous differences in how close we are. For me, the interestContinue reading “How a Daydreamer got fond of reality”
This week, we have had the first two meetings of Remote Control, an artist development programme run by Brú Theatre, the Town Hall Theatre & Galway Dance Project. I’m one of the four artists selected to take part and excited to get to work. I’ll be looking at stories related to Inishmore, where I amContinue reading “News! News!”
Glass Half Full Theatre asked for a two minute monologue containing ten spesific words, and even when this wasn’t chosen as the weekly monologue, they did enjoy reading it – so you might, as well. Ten words underneath the piece. DISSOCIATION Brush teeth. Gargle. Make a pot of coffee. Eat toast, but it tastes likeContinue reading “Dissociation – a piece written for Glass Half Full Theatre’s weekly challenge for playwrights”
How is it January already? I was planning on taking a week away from the blog, but time, it sometimes just disappears while you are wandering. Also, still not really getting back to this, just sharing some other work I did while not posting in the blog. Here’s a video of a poem written forContinue reading “The Secret”
Today was more beautiful than poetry.
I sometimes wonder whether I want to be a performing artist or not, because even when I love being on the stage with poetry and will never give that up (you can see some of my performances in Youtube), I’m not much of a fan of that weird lens being up on stage creates, andContinue reading “I’m a rock’n’roll star”