FIGHT BACK FESTIVAL 2020
Presented by The New Theatre and TakeYourSeats.ie
Dolly was a singer, now she doesn’t go out. Hasn’t for
months. Living with her boyfriend Duo.A D.J. of little talent
with a taste for Class ‘A’ drugs, is getting dark. The light has
gone out of their relationship, but a worldwide, pandemic,
forces them to stay together. Duo risks leaving, as his
addiction overwhelms him and the need to score is bigger
than his need to survive. Dolly’s world is gradually reduced to
counting umbrellas through a window at the top of her stairs..
An Un-Made Bed is a response to the global pandemic and
what it might look like when two people break up during a
time when leaving may cost you your life.
“Who leaves their girlfriend in the middle of a pandemic?”
Cast and Creatives
Written by Elizabeth Moynihan
Performed by Laoisa Sexton
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elizabeth Moynihan began writing the day of 9/11. She trained in all areas of theatre making under Deirdre O’Connell at Focus theatre.
CIDER QUEENS – RTE radio, Zebbie Best new radio play 2009.
TIC – Tall Tales Theatre Company. Published by Liberty Press 2007. Focus Theatre 2010
IN THE ABSENCE OF SNOW – Blood in the Alley theatre, workshops funded by Cork County Council.
WALNUTS REMIND ME OF MY MOTHER – A.G.T. festival 2009. Best actress nomination.
SLAUGHTERHOUSE, SWAN – A G T festival 2010; Best New play, Best Actress and Best Production.
PINCHING FOR MY SOUL – June 2011 directed by Blanche McIntyre, Focus Theatre.
MARVEL – Abbey New Plays Development. 2014 @ Project.
I WANT TO KNOW – Abbey Theatre 2015. World Children’s day
QUICKSAND – The New Theatre, Jun 11/19 & RTE radio 2020. Athens in 2020.
THE RISING TIDE – The White Bear, London, 9/20.
A LIFE OUT LOUD is a screen adaptation of Tic currently at casting stage.
BUST – a comedy web series for Twisted Mirror Telly.
ABOUT THE ACTOR
Laoisa Sexton is an Irish actress based in the UK, and before that New York City. Laoisa works as an actress in theatre, film & TV. She studied drama in New York.
Upcoming Theatre THE RISING TIDE (White Bear Theatre, London) Theatre Highlights include: 24 HR PLAYS (Abbey) THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL (Off Bway/ Irish Rep Theatre NY) THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA (Urban Stages NY & New Theatre, Dublin) BLOOMSDAY in Brooklyn with John Turturro, AGAMEMNON on 43rd (59E59/NY) LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT The Guthrie, MN, USA directed by Joe Dowling, FOR LOVE (Off B’way/ Irish Rep Theatre) & Irish National & Northern Ireland tour. MORHERF**KER WITH THE HAT (New Theatre) WAITING FOR IKEA (1st Irish/ NYC) Nominated Best Actress, SHINING CITY (Studio Theatre/Washington DC/ USA directed by Joy Zinnoman), THE PROPHET OF MONTO (The Flea/ 1st Irish NY directed by Des Kennedy/Winner Ist Irish Best Actress Award) GASLIGHT (Off B’way/ Irish Rep, NY directed by Charlotte Moore) OH THE POWER at LABryinth Theatre/ NY directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
More NY theatre includes: CELL REBECCA, BONNIE BOB (TFTNC, NY) LOST LONELY (at The Actors Studio NY), DIRTYWORKS (NY & Edinbugh Theatre Festival), SOME VOICES, LOVERS, BABYDOLL, PITCHFORK DISNEY (all NYC) & the site specific LADIES & GENTS produced Off B’way/ Irish Arts Center NY. Laoisa has starred in many independent films in US & TV (Ireland) Red Rock (BBC) Recent film includes POSTER BOYS.
Laoisa has also written three plays: FOR LOVE, THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA, THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL all three plays were produced OFF Broadway, NY & For Love & The Last Days of Cleopatra both received 5 * NY Times Critics Pick. Her new play AVE MARIA BLESSED ART THOUGH AMONGST WOMEN received a public workshop reading at The New Group/ 42nd Street NY. Laoisa also wrote/acted/directed her debut 25 min short film – I DIDN’T… I WASN’T… I AMN’T with Aidan Gillen. The film was selected for over 10
festivals worldwide and won Best International Short at Nottingham International Film Festival and Laoisa won Best Actress for her role. She recently completed directing & acting in her second short film THE LUCKY MAN, which is just starting its festival run
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