Rehearsed reading of Cosy (directed by Phillip Zarrili)
Kaite O’Reilly’s new work-in-progress play, Cosy, is a dark comedic tour-de-force written for six female performers ranging across three generations. Set in a dilapidated house, the estranged family gather —for the matriarch Rose wants to die. (Secretly) failed businesswoman Camille and her precociously intelligent teenage daughter, Isabella, arrive to find the house falling down around their ears and Ed, the elder sister/house-keeper isolated and old before her time. Then the much-traveled, many times divorced Gloria arrives, but the black sheep of the family is transformed – and who is the strange woman taking refuge in the garden shed?
The play explores family dynamics, issues of inheritance and self-ownership, and how to ‘keep the faith’ in the midst of economic chaos.
The rehearsed reading will take place this Saturday, February 22nd (5 – 7pm), at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
Kaite will also be leading a two-day, intensive writing workshop this weekend, aimed at encouraging writers to “Do one thing every day that scares you” - Get over the fear and start writing. On application only.
She will also be taking part in the Jennings Gallery Lunchtime Lecture: "Neither Richard, Oedipus or (Tiny) Tim. Dominant and Alternative Representations of Disability in Drama" on Monday 24th February at 1pm, and the Lecture to mark Disability Awareness Week UCC on Monday 24th February at 5-7pm: Disability Arts and Culture: “NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US” - A personal odyssey through the UK’s Disability Civil Rights Movement to ‘crip’ culture and disability arts
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