MOTHER YOU

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

It 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 group of volunteers in Laois. The group reclaimed a vast area of bogland from a semi-state body for the recreational use of the community. 

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

'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 the action and to piece together fragments as the legacy unfolds. Spirit of the Fringe Winner 2013 (Way Back Home) returns with this epic, immersive adventure. The production tells the story of a prophetic township; where elders tailor-make the future, a leader leads badly, a gardener takes you on a journey, workers just keep working, and children carve their own way'.

PERFORMERS

Ania Bartoszek

Liam Burke

Jane Deasy

Carmel Ennis

Yannika Frank

Jo Kelly

Lucy Miller

Sian Ní Mhuirí

Will O'Connell

CREDITS

Directed and Conceived by Louise White

Set Design: Lian Bell

Costume Design: Ana Novacic

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

 

CHOIR

Maria Barry

Phil Cornwall

Ailve Hearty

Francis Keogh

Yvonne O’Reilly

Doreen Savage

Mary White

 

SUPPORTED BY:

The Arts Council of Ireland

Project Arts Centre Project Artists Initiative 

FringeLAB, an initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival

Pan Pan International Mentorship Bursary

Dublin City Council Arts Office