European Poetry Slam 2022
Represented Ireland at the European Poetry Slam in Rome 2022, hosted by WOW – Incendi Spontanei
Cork Midsummer Festival 2021- Art Gifts
First Fortnight (Therapy Sessions)
Culture Night 2020
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Wishful Thinking, a 75 minute comedy-drama play, was performed as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 and the Cork Arts Theatre Emerging Artist’s Programme, 2019. The play centred around twenty- something year old, Siobhán, who returns home to East Cork having failed to make it as a journalist in London. Back in the nest, she discovers her mother and cousin have adopted new age spiritual practices to help cope with a death in the family. While worshipping at the altar of self-help, they try to encourage the deeply cynical and newly nihilistic Siobhán out of her slump. The play starred the wonderfully talented Karen Killeen, Siofrá O’ Meara and Claire O’ Donovan.
Review for Wishful Thinking, by David Keane for Thereviewshub.com:
Wishful Thinking – The New Theatre, Dublin
Spoken Worlds: Paper Incantations
In 2019 I was selected to take part in O’Bheal’s Twin City Poetry Exchange with Coventry. As part of this programme, a collection of my poetry was published in the pamphlet Spoken Worlds: Paper Incantations along with fellow performance poet, Benjamin Burns. We got the opportunity to go to Coventry and perform our work there, sponsored by Cork City Council.
Edited by Kathy D’Arcy, New Binary Press
I was delighted to have my poem ‘Of Mice and #MeToo’ in the book Autonomy, edited by Kathy D’Arcy, published by New Binary Press. Autonomy is a women-led collection of stories, poems, memoirs, essays, articles, screenplays and more exploring what it means to have bodily autonomy. My featured poem, Of Mice and #MeToo, is an exploration of what it was like growing up as a woman in a world that condones casual sexual harassment. Profits from the sale of the book went to support those working to ensure that all women have access to the full range of reproductive healthcare, including safe, legal abortion.
The Time Emma met Alex
Short film ‘The Time Emma met Alex’, written and directed by Felix Castaldo. The short, produced by Cork’s The Rain Company, won the Creative Cork award at Indie Cork Film Festival 2018. Later that year, I went on to work with the same team, this time as a producer on their independent feature film ‘The Rollover’.
The Weight of a Chip (directed by)
Striving was initially conceived as part of the project Solo Sessions, curated and produced by Collaborative Artist Company. It was a wonderful experience with three other artists, presented within the parameters of a installation designed and created by David Francis Moore. The piece I wrote and performed, Striving, explored the objectification of women in advertising and women’s magazines.
From this performance I was invited to collaborate with artist Stephen Tadgh for the project “Who’s a Pretty…(Insert Gender Here)“, performed as part of Scene + Heard festival 2015, produced by Good Buzz Productions. This work aimed to challenge the societal obsession with appearance and the desire to be the perfect ‘man’ or ‘woman’.
Finally the project Striving evolved into an hour long scripted sketch comedy focusing on body positivity, the lunacy of diet and fitness crazes, media influence on body image and the strive for perfection. Directed by Steven Lafford, produced by Sound Out Theatre, it was performed as part of the Clonmel Junction Festival 2018.