A rehearsed reading of new play Eating The City.
Amy and Ciaran are forging a life together. Freda and Joe are looking back over theirs. Fiona and Traynor have recently brought a new life into the world, and are struggling with the fact that the new life doesn’t like to sleep. Jane has finally got the keys to her own home, and John’s busy eating the city.
Eating the City follows the fractured existences of a group of city dwellers. Exploring themes of community and loneliness in a city of over one million people, it asks whether we own the city or the city owns us?
The action takes place over Christmas and New Year in present-day Dublin, through a series of power cuts, as a dark smell begins to permeate an apartment block, infiltrating the lives of its inhabitants.
Cast and Creatives
Author – Jody O’Neill
Jody O’Neill is a writer and actor. She graduated from the Bachelor in Acting Studies, Trinity College in 2003. She is part of Rough Magic’s ADVANCE programme and is researching and developing making work that promotes Autism acceptance.
What I (Don’t) Know About Autism will premiere at the Peacock, The Everyman and Mermaid Arts Centre in February 2020.
Working with Draíocht and Blakestown Adult Day Centre, Jody is currently developing a new work, All the Words, that will be performed on Culture Night as part of Draíocht’s ‘Our Place Our Stories’.
Jody was one of the six final playwrights shortlisted for Fishamble’s A Play for Ireland.
Recent work includes: Scrapefoot (Anu Productions/The Ark) and Yellow (HOME Theatre Ireland/Draíocht).
Other writing work includes The Juniper Tree for the Abbey Theatre, It’s a Lovely Day, Bill Withers (Fishamble’s Tiny Plays for Ireland), Walking Man (Graffiti Theatre Company), and Celebrity, produced by Peer to Peer (short-listed for the 2011 Stewart Parker Awards).
From 2014-2018, Jody was regular script and story writer for RTE’s Fair City.
Bairbre Ni Caoimh
Nora Kelly Lester