TOILERS – Her Lost Play

Seana O’Hanlon, Leah Moore, Julie Maguire

Three young women determine to remake the world. They start by reconstructing a lost play. In1913, Susanne R. Day staged a ‘little propaganda play’ in a fundraiser for women fighting for thevote. She had been fearless before,in her arguments, her commitments and her politics. Shebelieved women should participate in all the big decisions and meant to prove it with her life. Onehundred years later, three young women discover the stakes are just as high for them. Painted Birdreconstruct the text of Day’s lost play, imagining what might have been.

Direction and Set Design–Fiona McGeown

Dramaturgy–Thomas Conway

Sound Design–Rob Moloney

Lighting Design & Co-Set Design–Eoin Winning

Costume Design–Naomi Faughnan

Assistant Set Design–Sarah Foley

Production Management–Michael Cummins

Stage Management and Light Operator–Reuben Cummins

Research Consultant–Dr. Sandra McAvoy

Research Assistant–Sinead Sexton

Programme and Website-Frank Prendergast & Blam Design

Images – John Allen

Julie Maguire

Leah Moore

Seána O’Hanlon

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Commitment

Painted Bird commits to making available through our website an archive of all the stories we receive. 

Consent 

Painted Bird asks you to give us your story as an audio recording through Whatsapp or as a written account directly through the website, to advise us on how to interpret your story, and to collaborate with us on how to edit your story.

Acknowledgement

Painted Bird acknowledges that your stories will only ever be told in your own words.  

Reminder

Painted Bird reminds you that we place the emphasis on storytelling and asks you to recognise that this theatre production can have no therapeutic value for the storyteller.

Copyright

Painted Bird retains copyright of this production, which is devised from stories donated through the website.