The Radio Play project is produced by the Tudor Artisan Hub in association with Margaret O’Brien, Writing Changes Lives. Thanks to the KEEP WELL campaign, a Healthy Ireland initiative of the Government of Ireland, which was rolled out earlier this year, we had the opportunity to fund the first volume of ‘The making of Radio Dramas in a virtual realm’, producing three Radio Plays inspired by stories generously shared by nursing home residents. These interviews were recorded remotely during lockdown three. The residents shared stories of difficult times and challenges overcome during a long lifetime, which offers us encouragement and inspiration to deal with our current very real challenges. Thanks to Culture Night funding partners we now have the opportunity to produce two more Radio Plays from these virtual recordings. The plays are professionally recorded, edited and mastered by Sound Engineer Pete Smith.
Radio Dramas Volume two
‘The Value of an Education’, a play that shows how a life comes full circle, despite surprising detours along the way is written by Joe Whelan, directed by Suzanne Shine, performed by Jim English and Suzanne Shine.
Writer Joe Whelan was born in Clonmel. Joe is a member of “Poetry Plus” writers in Carrick-on-Suir, the “Backroom Poets”, Clonmel and has had his work published with the Clonmel Junction Arts Festival, on Trasna – Richard Howe blog, USA and has performed at the Dublin Story Slam.
Director Suzanne Shine, a native of Cork, fell in love with theatre at a very young age. Suzanne has been involved with many groups including Clonmel Theatre Guild, the Break-A-Leg theatre company, and the renowned Brewery Lane Theatre ensemble, Carrick on Suir. She won Waterford’s inaugural Best Female Performance Green Room Award, in 2020.
‘Keep your best side out’, a play about what to expect after… if there is to be an after is written by Lorna Grant, directed by Colm Power, performed by Walter Dunphy, Ellen Foley and Aaron Fichera (USA).
Writer Lorna Grant, is a single mum to three children. As a mature student she gained a BA and MA in English. Her aim is to become a full-time writer and is currently working on a novel and idea for a screenplay.
Director Colm Power is a musician, actor and director from Carrick-on-Suir. He has been involved with Brewery Lane Theatre since 2000 and has acted in many productions winning best actor at the ‘Green Room’ awards for his performance of JPW in Tom Murphy’s ‘The Gigli Concert’.
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Genres: Live Radio / Spoken Word / Storytelling / Theatre
Features: Family friendly
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