A love song to Cork in the early nineties, when every day felt like an endless weekend, and a modern-day Shirley Valentine, in a story of one woman’s self-discovery from the comfort of her own driveway, written and performed by Lesley Conroy.
In the midst of lockdown, working mum Sinead sets up office in the family car in the driveway of her suburban home. Placing a ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door, she finds respite in the peaceful cocoon of the car and slips into a meditation of her current situation.
By being all things to everyone, has she lost sight of who she is?
Trapped within the physical confines of her 2km, images of a time when she burned brightly through the streets of Cork City rekindles her connection to herself and starts her on the journey back to who she really is.
A candid look at the challenges beneath the surface of modern living and a reminder to celebrate a meaningful connection to our environment.
This work-in-progress sharing was made with the support of the Jane Anne Rothwell Award for 2021.
Join Lesley Conroy, in conversation with Jessica Leen, for a post-show Q&A after the premiere on 22 June - a Zoom link will be available below the video description.
Lesley Conroy – lead artist and creative director
Stewart Roche & Aoife Spillane-Hinks – story supervisors
Adam O’Keeffe – visual coordinator
With thanks to Cork Community Art Link