Judy Murphy interviewed 4elements director Kate Harris on writing and directing Daughters of the Revolution, ahead of performances of the play in the Mick Lally Theatre, February 23rd and 24th.
In the run up to Daughters of the Revolution coming to the Mick Lally Theatre in Galway (Feb 23rd&24th), we have the post-show discussions from the sold-out performances in the Coombe Hospital available on SoundCloud.
You can help 4elements continue to create the space for these incredible experiences and conversations!
Join the Revolution and support Daughters of the Revolution here.
Daughters of the Revolution will be coming to Galway’s Mick Lally Theatre on Fri/Sat 23rd and 24th of February, 8pm.
Tickets available here.
2017 was a busy year for Daughters of the Revolution:
In September, 4elements had hugely successful performances in the Coombe Women and Infants Hospital (CWIUH), with both performances selling out and participation on the post-show panel from the Assistant Directors of Midwifery in the Rotunda and National Maternity Hospital Holles Street, Fiona Hanrahan and Margaret Hanahoe, as well as consultant obstetricians Dr Jennifer Donnelly (Rotunda) and the former Master of CWIUH Prof Chris Fitzpatrick. Dr Krysia Lynch, Chair of AIMS Ireland, and Deb Davis of Wicklow Doulas represented the perspective of service users.
With the funding of the Anne L Mulhall Scholarship and the support of the School of Midwifery (TCD), 4elements ran workshops with midwifery students exploring the impact of performance on attitudes to listening and empathy, furthering the outreach goals of the project and research into the effectiveness of the project.
Thanks to the support of the Waterford City and County Arts Office, Daughters of the Revolution had its first performances outside Dublin in the Waterford Central Arts Theatre.
4elements also ran a workshop for midwives in University Hospital Waterford with the support of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust, and had the participation of University Hospital Waterford for the post-show discussion panel both nights.
The podcasts of the post-show discussions in 2017 will be available on SoundCloud in January 2018, with links on www.4elements.ie.
Director, Kate Harris, has written a case-study on the development of Daughters of the Revolution in the chapter: ‘Performing the revolution, creating a counter-narrative on birth in Ireland’, which will be included in a forthcoming book on maternity, Untangling the Maternity Crisis, edited by Nadine Edwards, Rosemary Mander, and Jo Murphy-Lawless, published by Routledge in Spring 2018.
Daughters of the Revolution will come to the Mick Lally on February 23rd and 24th 2018
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Hello one and all. This is Ben Brown Jr., broadcasting from Beaverton, OR, just west of the city of Portland, which I am certain many of you have heard of.
And, by the way, it is really nothing like the TV show Portlandia. That's like saying Hollywood is full of movie stars, when honestly, if you walk the streets of tinsel town, it's pretty dismal.
Stating the obvious here: The Lady Kate has asked for a major redesign to this website. The structure and framework are now completed. Over the next several days, I will be importing much of the website's previous content, a little at a time. I have already uploaded the Blog Posts. Next will come some design things, logos, etc. and most importantly, a major push and focus on Daughters of the Revolution.
One of the major reasons for the re-design was to present a more responsive, mobile-friendly layout. We can't shine and serve you if won't tell us one way or another how these changes are working for you. So don't by shy, because feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Following a sold-out run in Dublin’s Harbour Playhouse in 2016, 4elements are launching the national tour of Daughters of the Revolution with two performances hosted by the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital on Sept 14th and 15th, 7pm. Tickets €15 (plus booking fee) available through Eventbrite.
Daughters of the Revolution will be in Central Arts, Waterford City, on September 16th and 17th, shows 8pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday. Tickets €12/10 available from Central Arts.
Directed by ambitious theatre-maker/writer Kate Harris, with original music by award-winning composer Doc O’Connor, and staring Clodagh Dowling, Benjamin Musgrave, and Diana O’Connor. Daughters of the Revolution is a darkly satirical theatre provocation, offering vivid insights into exactly what women have to go through to get from pregnancy to birth.
Daughters of the Revolution follows Evelyn Murphy on her journey down the rabbit hole of maternity. Evelyn’s story creates a picture of contemporary Ireland in a time of rising birth-rates, uncertain economic prospects, and a health service in crisis.
Join the conversation!
Following the performances, the audience will have the opportunity to discuss the reality of the maternity services with a panel of experts drawn from obstetrics, midwifery, and the community. Daughters of the Revolution aims to create a space for women, families, and healthcare professionals to come together and share experiences and ideas.
The Waterford Healing Arts Trust have featured the Daughters of the Revolution project on the Arts and Health website, check it out on http://www.artsandhealth.ie/case-studies/daughters-of-the-revolution/
4elements are launching a tour of Daughters of the Revolution in September 2017!
You can support this incredible project here.
We have been working for the last year with hospitals and communities around Ireland to tour Daughters of the Revolution and we are ready!
With thanks to our partners Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, School of Midwifery-Trinity College Dublin, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Waterford City and County Council Arts Office, National Women’s Council of Ireland, and AIMS Ireland we will be starting in Dublin at the Rita Kelly Theatre, Coombe Hospital on the 14th of September.
Over the next year will bring the Revolution around Ireland. Next stop Galway!
Dates and Times:
Rita Kelly Theatre-CWIUH Dublin September 14th and 15th at 7pm.
Central Arts-Waterford September 16th at 8pm and 17th at 4pm.
Mick Lally Theatre-Galway February 23rd and 24th 2018 at 8pm.
4elements are delighted to have Sarah on board to kick-off a new Theatre of the Oppressed research project.
Sarah Martin fell in love with Theatre of the Oppressed at first sight as a student studying the intersection of art and social justice.
Sarah is a filmmaker, director, journalist (for The Hoya and her podcast), co-host of Resistance Radio (WGTB), and a singer songwriter. She is interested in using many different mediums of art to bridge gaps and create human connections.
Sarah is currently working on her BA from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.