Everyone knows that Ireland is the best little country to give birth in…or is it?
Daughters of the Revolution, by Kate Harris, is a satirical and irreverent play, examining exactly what women have to go through to get from pregnancy to birth. And once you go down the rabbit-hole of the maternity services…who knows what could happen.
First performed in the Harbour Playhouse, Dublin in March 2016
Get a sneak peak at Daughters of the Revolution
4elements are delighted to make available the video of the post-show discussion following the March 6th, 2016 performance of Daughters of the Revolution.
March 6th Post-show discussion video link
The speakers are Paula Barry-Research Midwife in the Coombe Hospital, Marie O’Connor-chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy, and Philomena Canning co-founder of Midwives4Choice.
The video is focused on the speakers, podcasts with the full audience discussion, from all three post-show discussion will be available on the website by the end of April.
Our 1st production of Daughters of the Revolution was a big success!
Thank you to everyone who joined the Revolution, and gave us three sold-out nights of art, performance, and discussion.
There was a great response to the visual art installation curated by Artist in Residence, Coral Mallow. Artists included Anne Marie Kilshaw, Martina Hynan, Paul Timon, and Coral Mallow.
The post-show discussions will be available soon on podcast…
A special thank you to our panelists for the post-show discussion:
Friday: Prof Chris Fitzpatrick, Consultant OB and former master of the Coombe Hospital, Deb Davis from Wicklow Doulas, and Helen Guinane from AIMS Ireland.
Saturday: Dr Jennifer Donnelly, Consultant OB at the Rotunda Hospital, Gosia Stach, Sociologist in the School of Nursing and Midwifery-TCD, and Benig Mauger, psychotherapist and author.
Sunday: Philomena Canning, independent midwife and co-founder of Midwives4Change, Paula Barry, Research Midwife at the Coombe Hospital, and Marie O’Connor from Survivors of Symphysiotomy.
Brilliant article on Daughters of the Revolution by Judy Murphy in the Connacht Tribune
Ground-breaking drama aims to create dialogue about experience of childbirth
A wonderful framing of the intentions of Daughters of the Revolution by Irish Times journalist Anthea McTeirnan
Down the Rabbit Hole of Maternity
Help us bring the Revolution on tour www.indiegogo.com/projects/daughters-of-the-revolution
4elements are pleased to welcome midwife, activist, co-founder and chair of Midwives4Choice, Philomena Canning to the post-show discussion panel on Sunday the 6th of March.
Philomena has practiced as a midwife for 33 years. She has worked in the UK, the Middle East, Australia, including with Aboriginal people in the remote Australian central dessert for 4 years. Since returning home to Ireland, Philomena has had homebirth practice for 14yrs.
Tickets are available for performances in the Harbour Playhouse
March 4th-6th at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2507505
We are looking forward to having you there. Join the Revolution!
We would like to thank Wicklow Doulas for their contribution to our Indiegogo Campaign.
We are also pleased to announce that Deb Davis from Wicklow Doulas will be joining the post-show panel for the conversation on Friday, March 4th.
Big thank you to all our Indiegogo supporters and we look forward to seeing you in the Harbour Playhouse March 4th-6th for the launch of Daughters of the Revolution!
4elements are proud to announce Naomi Faughnan has joined the team as Production Designer for Daughters of the Revolution.
Naomi has worked previously as Production Designer for The Bells Of, by Barry McEvoy, in the Theatre Upstairs, Dublin 2015.
Her recent work also includes Costume Design for East of Berlin, by Hanna Moscovitch, currently on in the Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
We are delighted to have Naomi on board!