Monday, 27 January 2014

Denizen: Staged Reading For Dave Duggan Play

Dramatist and novelist, Dave Duggan, will stage a reading of his new play – Denizenat the Millennium Forum on Sunday February 9 2014.

His previous theatre work has been seen across Ireland and in New York, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Afghanistan. RTÉ and BBC have produced his radio and on-line drama. His film and television work includes the Oscar nominated Dance Lexie Dance (Raw Nerve Productions, 1996).

Denizen by Dave Duggan is a new courtroom drama, written in verse, in which the last dissident, appearing in the court of public opinion, faces the question: can violence, by the State or by citizens, build a future? This work draws upon the long tradition of the application of dramatic art to difficult questions, in particular to questions of war, conflict, violence and peace.

The play will be read by actor Lloyd Hutchinson. Lloyd recently played The Hobo and Tiresias in Field Day's Sam Shepard premier at The Playhouse.
Dave Duggan said: 'This reading is a milestone in the development of a full-scale production. I'm delighted that Lloyd Hutchinson has agreed to read the part of Denizen. Orla Mullan and Sorcha Shanahan will read also. Sorcha played Red Maisie in my theatre and film piece McLaughlins 100, set in a hardware shop last year.'

Dave added: 'One of the possibilities of theatrical art is to present in public things that are difficult to talk about. Like political violence. The staged reading gives me a chance to develop this work.'
DENIZEN, written and directed by Dave Duggan in a staged reading, produced by Blue Eagle Productions and Nerve Centre, with the support of The Culture Company.

The performance takes place in the Danske Bank Studio, The Millennium Forum, Sunday February 9 2014, 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £5.