The Nerve is a podcast series that is produced by staff in English and Theatre Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Jenny O’Connor is joined by Dr. Una Kealy and former Theatre Studies and English student Laura Broderick.
Dr. Kealy, together with Dr. Kate McCarthy, runs the Performing the Region research project in collaboration with WIT students, Garter Lane Arts Centre and director Jim Nolan and here, she discusses the three plays that have formed the cornerstones of the project thus far: Jim Nolan’s Blackwater Angel, Teresa Deevy’s Wife to James Whelan, and Una Troy’s Mount Prospect, which is currently running at Garter Lane Arts Centre in Waterford.
Laura is one of the cast of Mount Prospect, and she discusses the character she plays, as well as some of the important thematic concerns of the play. The act of reviving and recouping the voices of South East theatre for a new audience is of primary importance for the project, and another of its strands, Performing Women, is concerned with the reclamation of women’s voices in particular. The productions at Garter Lane bring WIT students together from courses as diverse as Arts, Architecture, Entertainment Systems and Graphic Design.
You can listen to the podcast on the following link: