The Nerve: Performing the Region: Episode 12

Una Kealy, Jenny O'Connor (Developer)

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Abstract

In this episode of the podcast, Dr Jenny O’Connor is joined by Dr Una Kealy and former Theatre Studies and English student Laura Broderick. Una, with Dr Kate McCarthy, co-leads the Performing the Region research project. In this podcast Dr Kealy discusses the three plays that have formed the cornerstones of the project thus far: Jim Nolan’s Blackwater Angel, Teresa Deevy’s Wife to James Whelan, and Una Troy’s Mount Prospect, which is currently running at Garter Lane Arts Centre in Waterford. Laura is one of the cast of Mount Prospect, and she discusses the character she plays, as well as some of the important thematic concerns of the play. The act of reviving and recouping the voices of South East theatre for a new audience is of primary importance for the project, and another of its strands, Performing Women, is concerned with the reclamation of women’s voices in particular. The productions at Garter Lane bring WIT students together from courses as diverse as Arts, Architecture, Music, Entertainment Systems and Graphic Design.
Original languageEnglish (Ireland)
PublisherThe Nerve
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2018

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