She Was Wearing…
A series of nine especially commissioned monologues to highlight the issue of Amnesty’s Stop Violence Against Women campaign.
Director: Jim Culleton
Premiere: 5th March, 2005, SS Michael and John, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Each of these nine short monologues has been inspired by an item of clothing. They have all been specially commissioned by Fishamble to highlight the issues of the campaign and to celebrate the experiences of women worldwide. The performance lasts approximately 50 minutes and is part of Amnesty’s International Women’s Day Festival. Featuring new work by some of Ireland’s best-loved writers being performed by the nation’s finest actors.
Play 1: ‘…scuffed shoes’ by Dermot Bolger, performed by Andrew Bennett
Play 2: ‘…slips’ by Rosalind Haslett, performed by Geraldine Plunkett
Play 3: ‘…suspenders’ by Roisin Ingle, performed by Fiona Condon
Play 4:‘…delicious shoes ‘ by Marian Keyes, performed by Karen Ardiff
Play 5:‘…a coat’ by Gavin Kostick, performed by Clodagh O’Donoghue
Play 6:‘…a serpent-headed stud’ by Michael Collins, performed by Karl Shiels
Play 7: ‘…a blue dress’ by Stella Feehily, performed by Leah Flynn
Play 8: ‘…a modesty vest’ by Maeve Binchy, performed by Rosaleen Linehan
Play 9: ‘…a green jersey’ by Sebastian Barry, performed by Catherine Walsh