Presented by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and The New Theatre
Dramatised performed excerpt readings from the novel TATTY – “a devastating, yet hilarious, depiction of the break up of a troubled Dublin family, as told through the eyes of a child.”
Special thanks to Christine Dwyer Hickey, and Alison and Jackie from One City One Book.
Cast and Creatives
Audrey Devereux is a mum, teacher and theatre director from Dublin. Along with Ioanna Anderson and
Pam McQueen, Audrey was a founding member of Greenlight Productions, one of the first
companies in residence at the Civic Studio,Tallaght when it opened 21 years ago. In the past
she has directed and assistant directed projects and productions for The Abbey Theatre and
the Gate Theatre, Fishamble Theatre and Bewley’s Café Theatre in Dublin and for Druid
Theatre in Galway. She has directed in Scotland and had her own original work produced at
the Oran Mór Theatre in Glasgow. Most recently she directed the premier of brand new
comedy-drama Two Minutes by Breda McCann at the Civic Studio in February 2020.
Felicia Olusanya – Felispeaks. Poet & Performance artist.
Felispeaks is a Nigerian-Irish Poet, Performer, Playwright from Co. Longford. Having recently been nominated ‘Best Performer’ by Dublin Fringe Festival Sep. 2018 Judges for her performance in ‘BOYCHILD’, a co-written play by Dagogo Hart and herself. Felispeaks has also been opportuned to have performed her poetry at Concern 50th Anniversary in Dublin Castle on September 2018 that included speakers such as UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, President Bill Clinton and Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson. Felicia has also been honoured with an award by the (APNI) African Professional Network of Ireland for her unique contribution to the art scene in Dublin City, December 2017.
Felispeaks is member of WeAreGriot, a poetry collective consisting of herself, Dagogo Hart & Samuel Yakura – curating poetry/rap events – Talkatives, writing plays – Felispeaks is currently enjoying creating poetry and performance pieces that always promises to introduce her audience to the journey of emotion in every story. Honoured to share her thought processes about life’s experiences and her passions on stage; Felispeaks hopes to inspire thought, excitement and perspective.
Felispeaks has graced some prestigious stages such as National Concert Hall, Dublin Castle, opening for THISISPOPBABY’S RIOT show and Kate Tempest on the Vicar St stage as well as for Saul Williams on the Sugar Club stage, Olympia Theatre in response to Repeal the 8th, Theatre Stage at Electric Picnic, Smock Alley Theatre in 2018 and 2019. Felispeaks has also participated in festivals such as Mother Tongues Festival (Talkatives, February 2020 Tallaght ), Women and Children First, Ghent, Belgium, St. Patrick’s Festival 2018, 2019, 2020; First Fortnight Festival, Dublin 2018, 2020
Dublin Fringe Festival 2018, 2019 – Wexford Literary Festival 2019, Cuirt International Galway Festival 2019, Electric Picnic 2018, O’Bheal Winter Warmer Festival Cork 2018.
Mags Keohane is a director, producer and theatre maker. Mags runs MINNOW productions a Cork based theatre company. Mags directed MINNOW’s contemporary stage adaptation of ‘Three Men in a Boat’ by Jerome K. Jerome, adapted by Ethan Dillon, staged as part of the Cork Arts Theatre & Arts Council Emerging Artists Programme 2019. Also in 2019, Mags produced the UK premiere of ‘Spliced’ by Timmy Creed at Edinburgh Fringe and was a Druid FUEL residency participant. Further theatre credits include Assistant Director to Pat Kiernan on the award winning ‘Far Away’ by Caryl Churchill, Assistant Director to Ben Harrison on ‘Flo’ by Martin McCormick (Òran Mór, Glasgow), director of ‘ Made in China’ by Mark O’Rowe (New Directors Festival, Granary Theatre). Mags graduated with distinction from a Theatre Practices MLitt at the University of Glasgow. To get in touch or see more of her work, visit the website; magskeohane.com
Christine Dwyer Hickey
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1. The cast and crew of Christine Dwyer Hickey’s “Tatty” from left to right:
Mags Keohane – Director, Shannon Cowan – Stage Manager, Felispeaks – Spoken Word Artist, Cathy O’Carroll – Lighting Designer, Audrey Devereux
2. Felispeaks – Narrator
3. Audrey Deveraux – adaptor/ curator
4. Mags Keohane – Director
5. Cathy O’Carroll – Lighting designer
6. Shannon Cowan – Stage Manager
7. Anthony Fox – Producer
Photos by Al Craig