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Veronica Dyas


My Son My Son

Dates: 23 May - 26 May

Show Time: 7.45pm

Tickets: €10 - 14

Preview: 23 May
Post Show Discussion: 25 May

Up the Liberties!

My Son My Son is the story of The Mother. She has one son, hence the title. This play won’t pass the Bechdel Test. That’s deliberate. All characters are female. Men only exist off stage, somewhere else, doing other things.

Her best friend is Mary, they’ve been friends since they were 7. Mary is childless, but married. The Mother’s never been married. She’s against it really. They’re strong liberal women from The Liberties in Dublin’s South Inner City, a bit bet down by the life when we meet them.

There’s a lot going on, we’ve a lot of drama in our lives. That’s not what’s really important, but we’ll use that to try to get to what is. We need to stop pretending that class isn’t a real thing. It is. Still.

Anyway. We want to connect. We need to. There’s a lot to do.

My Son My Son is a new play from Veronica Dyas inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s learning play, ‘The Mother’

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Veronica Dyas is an artist working primarily through theatre, new text & installation. Facilitation, Action and LOVE are crucial to her practice. She works regularly with communities of identity, purpose and/or place, experience includes SAOL Project, Dublin’s Culture Connects; Artistic Director of the inaugural NEIC Halloween Festival; Roundabout Youth Theatre, Dublin Youth Theatre, The Abbey Theatre’s Community & Education Department and Focus Ireland. ‘In My Bed’, Dublin Fringe Festival 2011 marked a shift in her practice toward embodied autobiographical work. She presented her creative research project HERE & NOW (2012-2015) exploring housing, homelessness, and the practice of walking at Project Arts Centre & SCIENCE GALLERY, the culminating performance ‘i live here now’ is part of Where We Live presented by THISISPOPBABY with St. Patrick’s Festival in March. Veronica studied Drama & Theatre Studies with Sociology at Trinity College Dublin and holds an MA in Text & Performance Studies from RADA & King’s College London.

Written by: Veronica Dyas
Set & Lighting Design by: Ciarán O’Melia
Actor & Associate Artist: Lauren Larkin
Sound Design by: Carl Kennedy
Composer (final song): Seán Millar
Dramaturg & Associate Director: Amy Conroy
Photography by: Louis Haugh


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