I’m Not Here
THEATREclub (Ireland) | Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Jan 24 – 28, 2018 | Historic Theatre [map link]
Warnings: Contains loud sound effects, high-intensity lighting, haze, and gives a detailed account of a suicide. Age limit: 16+
Support workers will be available in the lobby during each performance.
Doireann has a show for us. She’s going to sing a couple of songs, read a couple of poems and maybe tell a few stories. She’s going to be doing a duet with her brother, who’s been dead for 3,104 days. That’s how long she’s been thinking about this show, while everyone has been asking, “Are you alright?”
Something’s about to happen here—something dark and scary, perhaps, or maybe something that will lift you up, give you some relief, answer some questions you may have about love and life and death.
Composed with passion, anger and care, this one-woman show is a transformative journey through the soundscapes of grief. I’m Not Here is many things: it’s a ceremony, a rite, a vigil. Creator and performer Doireann Coady will lead you into darkness and back out again, and it’s an experience you won’t soon forget. This is my brother. He’s not here.
Doireann Coady wears many hats—stage designer, actor, director and now, with this new piece, playwright. A fearsome new talent in the Irish arts scene, she is a member of THEATREclub, a collective dedicated to social change through explosive drama.
Urgent, brave, and transformative…It’s a reaffirmation that art can help us work through the unimaginable and the senseless—and that no one’s truly alone, even when they feel like they want to disappear completely” —Janet Smith The Georgia Straight
Jan 24, 8PM: Opening Night
Jan 25 – 27, 8PM / Jan 25: Post-show talkback
Jan 28, 2PM
70 mins, no intermission
WRITER, DIRECTOR, DESIGNER: Doireann Coady
COMPOSER: Rob Moloney DRAMATURG Gary Keegan
ASSOCIATE ARTIST: Grace Dyas
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Eoin Winning
ASSOCIATE COSTUME, SET DESIGNER: Sarah Foley
CHOREOGRAPHER: Ruairi O’Donovan
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Seán Dennehy
PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER: Dorje de Burgh
PRODUCER: Joanna Crawley
THERAPEUTIC FACILITATOR: Mari Kennedy Supported by The Arts Council, Culture Ireland, Project Arts Centre