MAZ AND BRICKS
A new play by EVA O’CONNOR
Directed by JIM CULLETON
Cast: EVA O’CONNOR & STEPHEN JONES
25th April – 13th May
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
17th – 20th May
Set Design by MAREE KEARNS
Lightind Design by SINEAD McKENNA
Sound Design by CARL KENNEDY
Stage Manager TARA DOOLAN
Produced by EVA SCANLAN
Maz and Bricks tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a ‘Repeal the 8th’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible. What does it mean to be alive in Ireland today and what really makes that worthwhile?
MEET THE TEAM:
EVA O’CONNOR | Writer & Performer:
Eva O’Connor is an Irish writer and performer. During her time studying English and German at Edinburgh University Eva founded Sunday’s Chlid and has since written and produced six plays with the company. In 2012 Eva won the NSDF award for Best Emerging Artist with her play Kiss Me and You Will See How Important I Am at the Edinburgh Fringe. Eva was selected as a member of the Traverse 50 playwriting scheme in 2014.
Her one woman show My Name is Saoirse won the First Fortnight Award, was nominated for the Fishamble Award for Best New Writing as well as Best Performer at the Dublin Fringe 2014. It also won an Argus Angel Award at the Brighton Fringe 2015 and was produced as a Radio play for RTE’s Drama on One slot. My Name is Saoirse will tour to the Adelaide Fringe this February 2017, with the support of Culture Ireland. Eva’s most recent play Overshadowed won the Fishamble Best New Writing Award at the Dublin Fringe 2015, and has toured extensively in Ireland and the UK.
Eva has an MA in Theatre Ensemble from Rose Bruford drama school. She won the Jean Benedetti Award 2015 upon graduation. Eva is represented by Rochelle Stevens literary agency in London.
STEPHEN JONES | Bricks
Stephen is from Tallaght and is a graduate of UCD. Some of his theatre credits include: DruidMurphy: Plays by Tom Murphy, Dubliners at the Dublin Theatre Festival, Alone it Stands, Stones in his Pockets, Are you there Garth? It’s me Margaret, the leading role of Keano in the hit comedy musical I Keano, This Lime Tree Bower, Danny and Chantelle: Still here, From Eden and the role of Thomas MacDonagh in Signatories which played at Kilmainham Gaol during the 1916 centenary celebrations. Film and Television credits include: Between the Canals, King of the Travellers, Scratch, Amber, Pheasant Island, Damo & Ivor, Ripper Street, The Bloody Irish, Love/Hate and TV3’s Red Rock as Laser Byrne. Stephen has performed in numerous radio plays for RTÉ Drama on One including the role of Christy Mahon in The Playboy of the Western World. Stephen is also a playwright. His play From Eden was the winner of the Stewart Parker Trust/BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama Award.
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