Ireland 2014: Pippi, an 18 year old asylum seeker, arrives in Ireland from her war torn country. During routine tests she is devastated to discover she is pregnant from a past brutal rape. She wants an abortion but abortion is illegal in Ireland except if the life of the woman is at risk. So begins Pippi’s fight with the Irish system. This story is inspired by real events.
About The Author
Tracy trained at East 15 Acting School and University College Dublin. Recent directing and writing work includes; Reality: Check Production’s of Disco Pigs and Sucking Dublin at Smock Alley Theatre, winner of Best Ensemble, Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2017, Trainspotting (Smock Alley, Body & Soul Festival), The Boys (The Viking Theatre, Smock Alley & Dolmen Theatre), Sure Thing (Show in a Bag, Dublin Fringe, Bewley’s Cafe Theatre and touring), Guaranteed! (Ass. Dir. to Conall Morrison, Fishamble Theatre Company), REVOLUTION! (Collaborations Festival, Smock Alley, Chancery Lane, Axis Ballymun and touring), Strike! (Samuel Beckett Theatre, Axis Ballymun, Park Theatre, London), Follow the Money (HatchLK/Theatre Uncut UK at The Gaff, Limerick), Rise (Áras Chrónáin, Rua Red and touring), Cracked Eggs and Racket (Scarlet Exchange at the New Theatre &; Smock Alley), At Our Boldest (reading at the Bush Theatre, London).
About Freerein Theatre Company
Freerein theatre pasts productions include Strike! – the story of the Dunnes stores Anti – Apartheid
Strike 1984 – 1987 (Samuel Beckett Theatre and Axis: Ballymun), REVOLUTION! (Axis, Chancery Lane, Smock Alley Theatre and touring community centres), Rise (Áras Chrónáin, Rua Red and touring community centres).
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