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Special Symposium: Celebrating Siobhán McKenna.

Special Symposium:  Celebrating Siobhán McKenna.

Special Symposium:

Celebrating Siobhán McKenna. O’Donoghue
Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI
Galway. November 15th, 2019, 9.45-16.15

Following on from the official launch of the Siobhán McKenna Archives at NUI Galway

this symposium includes:

‘Women Theatre-makers Now!’

A panel discussion on the position of women theatre-makers four years after the Waking the
Feminists campaign was started to advocate for equality for women theatre-makers.
Panelists will include Lian Bell (Waking the Feminists), Ionia Ní Chroinín ( Moonfish

Theatre Company) and Dr. Tanya Dean ( Gender Counts report).

‘Remembering Siobhán’

A conversation with Lelia Doolan and historian Dr. Margaret McCurtain on

remembering the life of Siobhán McKenna

‘Working with McKenna’

An interview with Garry Hynes on her recollections of working with Siobhán

Siobhán McKenna: Acting and Activism
Lecture by Professor Lionel Pilkington

Devised work-in-progress in the Irish language inspired by archival materials
This will be performed by students of the BA in Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI


Special archival materials will be on display in the O’Donoghue Centre throughout the


Places for this symposium are limited and registration is essential.

For further details and to register by November 12th go to

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