Where does your mind wander when you wait?
Anna falls flat on her face and spends a day in a London hospital corridor, waiting. Sitting in a city that is not her own, her mind wanders between past and present…
She is obsessive — committed to perfection. So much so, she will chase down an old lady in Super Value to grab the RIGHT tulips — Anna needed the cream bunch to match her tea towels.
A funny and dark deep dive into how ‘sweating the small stuff’ can escalate. How did Anna fall, and will she find her way home?
Best New Play
Best Female Performance
(The Green Room Awards)
“Honan’s towering performance”
(News & Star)
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Writer & Performer — Katie Honan
Director — Luke Kernaghan
Movement Director — Rachel Ní Bhraonáin
Set/Costume Design — Deirdre Dwyer
Sound Design — Jamie Beamish
Lighting Design — Eoin Byrne
Dramaturg — Laura Honan
Production Management — EveryEvent
Stage Manager — Jennifer Aust
Chief LX — Simon Burke
Production Photography — Colin Shanahan
Poster Design — Chris Dunne
Producer — Lisa Nally
Katie Honan is an actor and writer from Waterford.
How To Fall Flat On Your Face is Katies debut play and first premiered at Waterford’s Garter Lane Arts Centre in 2022, receiving exceptional audience reaction and reviews, winning ‘Best New Play’ and ‘Best Female Performance’ in The Green Room Awards.
Katie is a graduate of The Lir Academy. Theatre work includes: Our Tethered Kin, Abbey Calling, The Ridleys, Let The Right One In, Seven Jewish Children (Abbey Theatre), Refuge (The Space, London), Gym Swim Party (O’Reilly Theatre), Vardo, Beyond Barricades, Sin Eaters (ANU Productions), Murder of Crows (Project Arts Centre/Garter Lane Arts Centre/Lyric Belfast), The Settling, Neon Western (Cork Midsummer Festival), Our Tethered Kin, The Secret Garden (Everyman Palace), Poor Little Boy With No Arms (Project Arts Centre and National Tour). Film/TV work includes: BAFTA Rocliffe (BAFTA), Robin (Four Quadrant Films), Braid (Short Film, Galway Film Fleadh), Kaleidoscope (Lir Academy), Over The Rainbow (BBC). Katie received an Irish Times Theatre Award Best Actress Nomination for her role in Let The Right One In and a BroadwayWorld Best Actress Nomination for her role in The Ridleys.
In 2023, Katies new radio play HURL was produced by RTÉ Radio 1 and a winner in the PJ O’Connor Radio Drama Awards. She also took residency in ‘A Little Room’ @ Garter Lane writing and developing a new stage play exploring memory and imagination — supported by The Arts Council.
‘The story is studded with interesting and significantly different characters whose backstories are as varied as chameleons’— News & Star
‘Isolation, alienation and thought-provoking images’ — Munster Express
‘Fantastic Performance’ — WLRFM
Supported by: The Arts Council, ArtLinks, Tilestyle, TriviumVet, FringeLab, Garter Lane, and Waterford Council.
Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.
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