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Three poems: Daniel Wade

Daniel Wade is a poet and playwright from Dublin. In January 2017, his play The Collector opened the 20th anniversary season of the New Theatre, Dublin. In January 2020 his radio drama Crossing the Red Line was broadcast on RTE Radio 1 Extra. Daniel was the Hennessy New Irish Writing winner for April 2015 in The Irish Times, and his poetry and short fiction have appeared in over two dozen publications since 2012, incl. Cassandra Voices, The Missouri Review, The Agonist, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Live Encounters, Fresh Air Poetry, The Galway Review, A New Ulster, Banshee Press and Zymbol.

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Rachel Coventry

Rachel Coventry’s poems appear in The North, The Moth, Abridged, Poetry Ireland Review, Stand, The Irish Times, and The Shop. Her debut collection Afternoon Drinking in the Jolly Butchers (2018) is published by Salmon Poetry.

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Rachel Coventry reads for Speakeasy

Rachel Coventry’s poems appear in The North, The Moth, Abridged, Poetry Ireland Review, Stand, The Irish Times, and The Shop. Her debut collection Afternoon Drinking in the Jolly Butchers (2018) is published by Salmon Poetry.

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Relevant Creative Work

Two plays of mine, Silk Kimonos and The Adventures of Aurora, have had professional productions in Sligo, ,London at various arts centre, Tricycle Theatre Upstairs and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

I have devised and written plays for many different groups  as my way of  teaching  theatre skills to them. Doing and being are where we start usually and then find what needs to be learned to develop a project as the need arises.

I was Theatre Tutor  in Yeats International Summer School in I994 and 1995, directing two play, The Land Of Heart’s Desire and The Only Jealousy of Emer by Yeats.

I have taught Dramatherapy Skills  as part of the Maynooth University  Outreach Counselling Course.

I have been an examination observer and assessor on two of the MA Dramatherapy course final exams,specifically, the performance modules

I have given workshops on the Dramatherapy M.A course.

I have given workshops at  Youthreach Education  Sligo over several years.

I have worked creatively with  a  variety of different groups such as Rehab Care, for people with brain injury,  Active Retirement Groups and at the above mentioned Youthreach programmes.

THEATRE HISTORY

 

THE ADVENTURES OF AURORA            lead                                           Tricycle theatre, Brixton. Edinburgh  Festival.

Aurora                                                                                                          Hawks well theatre, Sligo.

Dir: Kate Duchene

 

SILK KIMONOS                                        lead                                             The Factory Theatre, Sligo

Con  Markievicz                                                                                           Dir: Maggie Kelleher

 

THREE SISTERS                                        lead                                              Gate Theatre, Dublin

Irina                                                                                                                Dir: Pat Laffan

 

 

TWELFTH NIGHT                                     lead                                               Manchester Contact Theatre

Viola                                                                                                                 Dir: Bob Eaton

 

KILLED                                                       lead                                               Manchester Contact Theatre

May                                                                                                                  Dir: Andy Rashley

 

LULU (musical)                                   various                                               Manchester Contact Theatre

various                                                                                                             Dir: Richard Williams

 

A TALE OF TWO CITIES                      feature                                               Liverpool Playhouse

Lucy Manette                                                                                                  Dir: Chris Bond

 

APRIL THE FIRST SHOW                   comedy revue                                     Liverpool Playhouse

Various (comedy revue)                                                                               Dir:    George Costigan

 

 

SCRAP                                                   lead                                                    Liverpool Playhouse

Kate                                                                                                                   Dir: Chris Bond

 

JOKE COLLECTOR                                                                                            Liverpool Playhouse

The Actress                                         feature                                                Dir: Voytek

 

PEER GYNT                                          feature                                                Nottingham Playhouse

Solveig                                                                                                               Dir: Peter Watson

 

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND          feature                                                 Bolton Octagon Theatre

Mrs Drudge (comedy)                                                                                     Dir: John Adams

CIDER WITH ROSIE                               feature                                               Bolton Octagon Theatre

Rosie                                                                                                                  Dir: John Adams

TONGE MOOR TANZI                           feature                                               Bolton Octagon

Platinum Sue(  female wrestling)                                                                   Dir: John Adams

 

MERCHANT OF VENICE                            lead                                                School Tour

Portia                                                                                                                   Dir: Eve Shapiro

 

 

 

 

 

TELEVISION

FAIR  CITY                               regular character 1year                                  RTE

Grainne Dempsey (community guard)                                                         Dir: Paul Cusack

 

SEAN                                                                                                                   R.T.E

Mild Millie                                                       feature                                     Dir: Voytek

 

NO TEARS                                                        feature                                     R.T.E

Judge                                                                                                                  Dir: Stephen Burke

 

SHOWBANDS 1 AND 2                                   small                                        R.T.E

Betty the waitress                                                                                            Dir: Ian Fitzgibbon

 

 

BLUE MONEY                                                   small                                         L W T

Mary                                                                                                                    Dir: Colin Bucksey

BY THE SWORD DIVIDED                                                                                  B.B.C

Molly Flanagan                                               feature                                       Dir: Various

 

 

THE LIVES AND LOVES OF A SHE DEVIL      small                                            B.B.C

Olga                                                                                                                       Dir: Phillip Saville

 

CASUALTY                                                        small                                            B.B.C

Ambulance Paramedic                                                                                      Dir: Various

ACTING TAPES (Eleventh Hour)                   feature                                       Channel  4

Myself                                                                                                                  Dir James Nesbitt

and   Mark Nash

 

UNCLE BOB                             feature                                                     Channel 4

Farmer’s wife                                                                                 Dir: Shaun Barton

 

FILMS

 

VERONICA  GUERIN                                                                         Dir: Jerry Bruckheimer                                                                                                                                        Garda Murphy

 

AN UNSUITABLE JOB FOR A WOMAN                                                       Gold Crest Films

The Secretary                                  small                                                        Dir: Chris Petit

 

REFLECTIONS                                                                                                 Channel Four Films

Bunny Mittler                                feature                                                    Dir: Kevin Billington

 

 

A PRAYER FOR THE DYING            small                                                   Samuel Goldwyn

The widow                                                                                                   Dir: Mike Hodges

 

HERE HE COMES                                                                                         N.F.S

Marie                                            main                                                        Dir: Gillies Mc Kinnon

CARELESS TALK                                                                                             N.F.S

Trudy Spier                                 feature                                                      Dir: Nell Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

M.A.Hons. 2.1.  Drama/Arts therapy  Maynooth University      2010

B.A  Hons. 2.1.   Hons Arts    Liverpool University                        1994

Dip. Hons            Performance Arts. R.A.D.A.                                 1979

Distinction          Fetac Art and Design in Design                           2006

Distinction           Fetac Art and Design in Communications        2007

Honours               Fetac Art and Design in Printmaking                 2007

Honours              Fetac Art  and Design in Illustration                    2007

 

M.A.                     Film and Theatre Studie.s  Diplomas below completed

 

Dip                       Analysing Performances                                                       1995

Dip                       Cinema and Politics in Contemporary Europe                  1995

Dip                       Alternative Theatre Practice                                                1995

Dip                       Theoretical Perspectives in Modern theatre  Practice     1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seán Lysaght reads for Speakeasy

Seán Lysaght is from Limerick in Ireland and taught for many years at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Castlebar, Co Mayo. He is the author of six volumes of poems, including The Clare Island Survey
(1991), Scarecrow (1998), The Mouth of a River (2007) and Carnival Masks (2014), all from Gallery Press. He has also published a translation of Goethe’s Venetian Epigrams (Gallery, 2008), and a verse narrative of
the life of Edmund Spenser. His prose work, Eagle Country, exploring the wild landscapes of Mayo and the west of Ireland, was published recently by Little Toller Books. He won the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy
Poetry Award in 2007 and his Selected Poems appeared from Gallery in 2010. He lives in Westport, County Mayo.

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Jack Grady reads

Jack Grady is a founder member of the Mayo-based Ox Mountain Poets. His poetry has been published in Ireland, the UK, Canada, the USA, France, Portugal, Greece, Columbia, India, Nepal, and Indonesia, and some of his poems will be appearing, translated into Spanish, in the February issue of Alameda 39. His most recent publication credits include The Honest Ulsterman; Ink, Sweat, and Tears; Live Encounters Poetry and Writing; The Ekphrastic Review; Pratik Magazine; Invientario, Antología poética de los cinco continentes; and το κοράλλι  (The Coral). He has read in Ireland and the United States and at international poetry events, including the Festival International Poésie Marrakech, in Morocco, Poesia a Sul in Olhão, Portugal, and at an event honouring Spanish poet Emilio Durán in Seville, Spain. His poetry collection, Resurrection, published by Lapwing in 2017, was nominated for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

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Andy Howden reads from his novel

London based writer Andy Howden reads from his new novel Melting in the Middle.

Long-listed for the Exeter Novel Prize, Melting in the Middle is a literary comedy about redemption and second chances, played out amid the madness of modern life.

For Stephen Carreras, life is in turmoil. His career with Britain’s worst chocolate company is heading for the rocks when it’s taken over by US confectionery giant Schmaltz. He’s just turned forty, he’s messed up on marriage and is struggling to keep a toehold in the lives of his monosyllabic teenage children.

Then he meets Rachel, who dances to a very different beat. She challenges him to do good among the carnage that surrounds him. But to do so, he must confront his past and work out all over again what really matters…

Praise for Melting in the Middle:

“The dialogue zips along at a pace that keeps the reader on their toes without running out of breath”
Ian McMillan, poet, author and presenter of The Verb on BBC Radio 3

“Whip-smart funny and brilliantly observed. Howden is a great storyteller, turning recognisable personalities and corporate events into sharp and clever comedy.”
Louise Fein, author of People Like Us

“I was completely charmed. Funny, poignant and uplifting.”
Cathie Hartigan, author of Notes From The Lost

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Eileen Sheehan reads for Speakeasy

Eileen Sheehan lives in Killarney and is originally from Scartaglen, in the Sliabh Luachra area of County Kerry. She has read at festivals in Ireland and abroad including The Shanghai Literary Festival; the ACIS Conference in Davenport, Iowa and The Cork International Poetry Festival. Anthology publications include The Watchful Heart: A New Generation of Irish Poets (editor Joan McBreen/ Salmon Poetry); Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland (editor Gabriel Fitzmaurice with photographs by John Reidy/ Curragh Press) and The Deep Heart’s Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem (editors Eugene O’Connell & Pat Boran/ Dedalus Press). One of the poems from her third collection, The Narrow Way of Souls (Salmon Poetry), is on the Leaving Certificate English Syllabus 2019 – 2022. In May of last year, she was Bealtaine Writer in Residence at The Seanchaí Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel.

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Audrey Molloy Reads for Speakeasy

Audrey Molloy is an Irish poet based in Sydney. Her first collection, The Important Things, will be published by The Gallery Press in 2021. Her debut pamphlet, Satyress, was published by Southword Editions in 2020. Her work has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, The North, Magma, Mslexia, The Moth, The Tangerine and The Irish Times. In 2019 she received the Hennessy Award for Emerging Poetry, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and the APIBA (An Post Irish Book Award) for Irish Poem of the Year. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.