Sarah Jane Scaife is Artistic Director of Commpany Theatre SJ. The issue at the Abbey at the moment is far bigger than a badly thought out program for 2016. It is reflective of woman’s socio-historical placing within the constitution itself. This side-lining of women within the family and the home needs to be interrogated and addressed through our art and of […]
I am inspired by #WakingTheFeminists movement – so long overdue – it has hit an extremely raw nerve with me. After 18 years working in the arts I now live a life completely removed from the world of theatre and am deeply embedded in the utterly male dominated world of agriculture. I farm full-time with my 78 year old workaholic […]
Part of the keynote speech given by Lian Bell at the launch of wakingthefeministswest at NUIG – a student-led season of plays by Irish women writers and theatre makers in Galway. I’m going to talk a little about myself – which I try to avoid when being asked to talk about WakingTheFeminists. But bear with me. I’ve never wanted to […]
Listen to Garry Hynes being interviewed by Mariane Finucane on RTE Radio 1 Player.
Have any of the following things ever happened to you at work? You pull up to a venue for the load-in in the long wheel-based Transit van you’ve driven there and you’ve been laughed at when you get out of the cab (because they weren’t expecting “that” to be driving) Somebody has forcibly grabbed a powered speaker out of your […]
Honour the WTF? voice inside you whenever you hear it. Never underestimate the desire of the powers that be to silence a dissenting voice. Always look up the magician’s sleeve and behind their back to see how the illusion is being made – unless it is actually a magic show in which case go with the illusion. Men are not […]