Again and again and again to the Wakefires I go
A part of myself to go back to or find.
Memory, releases in packets, in flashes in short bursts
I stumble amongst the smouldering ashes.
In revolutionary Ireland, outrages against women were commonplace and serious atrocities against women were committed by Anti-Treaty, Pro-Treaty and British forces in the 1922-1923 period. 100 years on this trauma, still raw, is revisited in a scorching new work from acclaimed artists ANU, presenting their work in Cork for the first time.
Building a global reputation for creating transformative experiences in unusual locations, ANU (established in 2009 by theatre director and film-maker Louise Lowe, visual artist Owen Boss, creative producer Lynnette Moran and producer Matthew Smyth) pioneer a hybrid of art forms, creating a brand that is gaining worldwide momentum. Recent productions include Book of Names (Dublin Theatre Festival 2021); The Secret Space (Project Arts Centre 2021); The Party to End All Parties (Dublin Theatre Festival 2020) and Faultline (The Gate Theatre 2019).
Louise Lowe Artistic Director for ANU
Owen Boss Artistic Director For ANU
Matt Smyth Producer
Lynnette Moran Producer
Cast includes Kate Finnegan, Úna Kavanagh,
Matthew Williamson, Sarah Morris and Ella Hyland
Sinead Diskin Composer
Maree Kearns Set Designer
Saileog O Halloran Costume Designer
Ciaran Bagnall Lighting Designer
The Wakefires is a co-production with Cork Midsummer Festival and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is supported by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Sinead Diskin’s composition was funded by an Arts Council Commissions award. Supported by Cork 2022 Commemoration Fund.
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