about:blank, Dublin Theatre Festival, 2021
Writer: Adam Wyeth
Cast: Olwen Fouéré, Owen Roe & Paula McGleighey
Director: Eoghan Carrick
Composition & Sound Design: Cormac O'Connor
Composition & Musician: Frieda Freytag
Design Consultant & Art Direction: Ste Murray
Design & Development : Noelle Cooper & Alex Connolly, Unthink
Producer: Melissa Nolan
about:blank is what appears when there is nothing else to display. It exists in the space between the internet and you. From here we depart.
Transported through fragments of Dublin, we find an émigré working in a charity shop, a missing cat, the internal chatter of a yoga session, a writer disagreeing with her characters and a couple discussing their absent daughter.
Written as a circular mixture of narrative-poetry, prose, monologue and drama, and adapted into a site responsive and audio-immersive journey, about:blank begins in the cloud and ends where you live.
Funded by the Arts Council, Abbey Theatre and Poetry Ireland. Developed with the assistance of the Abbey Theatre/ Amharclann na Mainistreach. Supported by
Civic Theatre, Mermaid Arts Centre, MOLI and Riverbank Arts Centre.
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