Mother You is an ambitious large scale performance for a disused commercial building which fuses performance, installation and video art to create a tender theatrical moment of activism and communion. 


This work was developed with The Abbeyleix Bog Project, a small community in Laois who reclaimed a vast area of bogland from a semi-state body for their own recreational use. You get more information on their activities and on Abbeyleix Bog here.

Information on the earlier phase of development for this work can be found in this tumblr notebook

Mother You

Mother You premiered in Block B, a large commercial site in Smithfield, Dublin, as part of Dublin Fringe Festival, Sept 2015

Presented by Louise White


About the show


This project was generously supported by

The Arts Council of Ireland

Project Arists - Louise White is a Project Artist, an initiative of Project Arts Centre

FringeLAB,an initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival

Pan Pan International Mentorship Bursary

Dublin City Council Arts Office


Set in a disused warehouse and fusing live performance, installation, video art and ritual, the audience are invited to be guests of this strained community; to collectively witness action and to piece together fragments as the work unfolds.

Spirit of the Fringe Winner 2013 (Way Back Home) returns with this epic, immersive adventure. 


Directed and Conceived by Louise White

Set Design: Lian Bell

Composition and Sound Design: Alma Kelliher

Sound Assistant: Sinéad Diskin

Lighting Design: Kevin Smith

Production Co-Cordinator and Food Design: Fiona(Fink)Hallinan

Dramaturg: Róise Goan

Video Artist: Carolina Caetano

Assistant Director & Assistant Lighting Designer: Ellen Gorman



Ania Bartoszek

Liam Burke

Jane Deasy

Carmel Ennis

Yannika Frank

Jo Kelly

Lucy Miller

Sian Ní Mhuirí

Will O'Connell



Maria Barry

Phil Cornwall

Ailve Hearty

Francis Keogh

Yvonne O’Reilly

Doreen Savage

Mary White


Background Photo: Rua Photography