Inspiring Performers in a Magnificent Historic House

Photo: Patrick Redmond

Photo: Patrick Redmond

Come and enjoy our free “Irish Women in Theatre” event in the Galleried Kitchen at Strokestown Park on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October.  This will include performances and talks from leading female Irish artistic directors, performers and producers and is hosted by Strokestown Park House and the Irish Heritage Trust in partnership with Roscommon County Council Library Services. Booking for this free event is advised by clicking here.

Friday 26th October 2-6pm

2-2:30pm: Opening Remarks: Cllr Ivan Connaughton, Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council. Caroilin Callery: Strokestown Developing Projects – Stay Connected!

2:30-3:15pm: Mairead Ní Chróinín, Co-Director, Moonfish ProductionsStar of the Sea (bilingual Irish and English adaptation of Joseph O’Connor’s novel Star of the Sea)

3:30-4.00pm: Coffee and Tea.

4.00-5.00pm: Keynote address: Louise Lowe, Artistic Director, ANU Productions. ANU Productions is an award-winning theatre company devoted to an interdisciplinary approach to performance / installation that cross-pollinates visual art, dance and theatre in an intensely collaborative way.

5:15-6.00pm; Performance. Mary Morris in Words Can Kill?: The Priest, the Landlord & the Maid in Black ‘47 (a one act play written by Caroilin Callery)

Saturday 27th October 10:30-3pm

9:30-10:30am: Strokestown Park Run (optional) – a newly established weekly event. Why not participate! Meet at Glasswall memorial at 9:30am.

10:30-11.00am: Caroilin Callery and Cathal Póirtéir on Great Famine Voices play in development.

11:30-12.00pm: Maggie Dagge on Developmental Transformations, Drama Therapy, and Supporting Trainee Actors

12-12:30pm: Leanna Cuttle (ANU Productions) and Samantha Cade on large-scale collaborative production on women and the Famine.

12:30 – 1:15: Lunch.

1:-15 – 2:15pm: Reading: Strokestown Poetry Festival presents Roscommon Women Poets.

2:15-3pm:  In Conversation about Irish Women and Theatre. Moderated by Caroilin Callery.

 “Irish Women in Theatre” is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy.  Further information from