A work-in-progress development for a new play by Laurence O'Dwyer with Asylum Productions
“KB: When were you happiest in your life?
KB: That’s impossible. You can’t catch it like that. You’ll burn it’s wings. Everything disappears the moment you touch it...”
Once upon a time in the town of Luzern…an eminent neuroscientist walks into a dive bar full of junkies... CJAF and Asylum Productions have teamed up to support Clonmel native, former brain researcher turned award-winning poet Laurence O'Dwyer to develop a brand new show for next year’s festival. Their 3 day residency will culminate in a short presentation followed by an informal Q&A. This is your chance to take a behind-the scenes glimpse into the making of a new play. Free but ticketed
Laurence O’Dwyer's first poetry collection, Tractography (2018), received the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry. The Lighthouse Journal (2020) received the Yeovil Prize for Poetry and was adapted into an app for Google Play which was launched at last years Festival. He holds a PhD in paradigms of memory formation from Trinity College Dublin. Asylum Productions have over 20 years of experience developing and presenting new Irish writing, from both established and emerging writers. Based in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, their adaptation of Thomas Kilroy's Big Chapel encompassed the entire town as it's stage and was nominated for 4 Irish Theatre Awards, including Best Production.
With actors Aideen Wylde and Jack Healy