Preview: 23 May
Matinee: 26 May at 2pm
Post Show Discussion: 25 May
THE MOTHER has one son, hence the title. From The Liberties, her best friend, Mary, is married but childless, The MOTHER’s never been married, she’s against it really. This won’t pass the Bechdel Test, that’s deliberate. There’s a lot of drama, that’s not what’s really important but we’ll use it to get at what is. Class, it’s a real thing. Still.
A new play inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s learning play, ‘The Mother’, featuring Lauren Larkin, Amy Conroy, Ericka Roe & Leah Moore. Set on MEATH STREET, we’re telling the story of THE MOTHER. Backwards. In 7 year intervals, ending outside LARKIN’S BUTCHERS*.
*recently sold and redeveloped as a Hickey’s Pharmacy. There’s 3 chemists within 3 minutes walk. That’s in the now, not in the past.
Written & Directed by: Veronica Dyas
Actor & Associate Artist: Lauren Larkin
Actor, Associate Artist & Dramaturg: Amy Conroy
Actor: Ericka Roe
Musician & Performer: Leah Moore
Set & Lighting Design & Associate Artist: Ciarán O’Melia
Musical Director & Composer (final song): Seán Millar
Sound Design by: Carl Kennedy
Costume Design by: Sarah Foley
Production Manager: Seán Dennehy
Stage Manager: Fiona Keller
Assistant Stage Manager: – Sarah Purcell
PR & Marketing – Carla Rogers
Photography by: Louis Haugh
Graphic Design: Stina Sandström
Workshop Leader & Facilitator – Ciara O’Sullivan
Designated Code of Conduct Liaison Officer/Guardian: Betty Duffy
Performance Consultant & Hair Stylist: Raymond Keane
Live Sketch Artist, Rehearsals (Work Experience Student): Katri Sarah McGrath
Featuring the voices of: Seán Dyas & Pat Mc Grath
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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 response to the economic crash and subsequent Negative Equity & Mortgage Arrears crisis, she began her creative research project HERE & NOW exploring housing, homelessness, and the practice of walking, presenting in stages at THISISPOPBABY with St. Patrick’s Festival Where We Live (2018); Project Arts Centre (2014) & SCIENCE GALLERY (2015), beginning at Sorcha Kenny’s Walking We Ask Questions (DFF 2012). ‘In My Bed’, (DFF 2011) marked a shift in her practice toward embodied autobiographical work. 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.