Performance + talk travel between communities

Do. 10.05.2018   20:00->theaterforum kreuzberg, Kreuzberg

Artist talk following 'Two for a Girl'

Ireland – 1946. Josie Connors, a young Traveller, crosses one of the entrenched cultural lines between her Irish (ethnic minority) travelling community and the Irish (settled) community. What does it mean to be “stuck between two worlds”? The audiences are invited to discuss with Mary Kelly about the play and research process for it.

1 “Two for a Girl” has been performed in Germany, Ireland and the U.S. and BERT is bringing the one person show back to the Berlin stage for a limited time only. Photo by Gerald Wesolowski.2 Viola Köster, Dramaturgin

Two for a Girl is an homage to the intimacy and simplicity of traditional Irish theater, a style that can be as affecting on the back of a cart or the corner of a pub as it can on a formal stage. With the actress Mary Kelly we will talk about the research process for the play, traditional Irish theatre and travellers in 1940s.

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8:00 pm – Performance

after the show - Artist Talk 
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wann: Do. 10.05.2018   20:00

wo: theaterforum kreuzberg
Eisenbahnstraße 21 , Kreuzberg, 10997 Berlin (Auf Stadtplan zeigen.)

About the venue

theaterforum kreuzberg

Im ehemaligen Ballsaal „Köpenicker Hof“ befindet sich das theaterforum kreuzberg. Neben den hauseigenen Inszenierungen finden Gastspiele von Theater- und Tanzensembles aus Berlin und dem In- und Ausland statt. Unter der künstlerischen Leitung von Anemone Poland hat das theaterforum kreuzberg in den letzten Jahren Autoren der klassischen Moderne inszeniert, häufig als Deutsche oder Berliner Erstaufführung. So u.a. Stücke von Jean Tardieu, Michel de Ghelderode, Eugène Ionesco, Diderot/Enzensberger, Roger Vitrac, Georges Schehadé und als Uraufführung ein Drama des Malers Max Beckmann. Mit dieser Auswahl an weitgehend unbekannten Meisterwerken hat sich das tfk eine kleine Marktnische in der Berliner Theaterlandschaft erspielt. 

About the play

Two for a Girl

Josie Connors, a young Irish Traveller sets up camp with her nomadic family on the edge of Ryan’s farm, Tipperary, Ireland – 1946. When Josie crosses one of the entrenched cultural lines between her Irish (ethnic minority) travelling community and the Irish (settled) community - we are catapulted through decades of unthinkable consequences. "Stuck between two worlds" in isolation and poverty - Josie keeps travelling, as she is presented with the most compelling reasons of all to survive. As Mary Kelly seamlessly embodies the five main characters – you will be drawn across generations and to every corner of Ireland in this unique look at identity, freedom and loss when two distinct Irish communities collide.

About the artist

Mary Kelly

MARY IS AN ACTOR AND PLAYWRIGHT. She graduated from The Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin, in 2002.     Five of her plays have been produced, two of which are published - Unravelling the Ribbon (with Maureen White - Nick Hern Books, London) and Two for a Girl (with Noni Stapleton - The Stinging Fly Press, Dublin).      Unravelling The Ribbon toured Ireland in 2008, and had its U.S. premiere in 2010 with Tennessee Women’s Theater Project. It has recently been translated into French.      Since moving to Berlin Mary was commissioned and has written "The Scarlet Web" for Big-Telly Theatre Company (Northern Ireland with Irish and Scottish Tour).  ​  Mary’s theatre work includes;  Christine Linde in A Doll’s House  (Alan Stanford, Second Age Th. Co. Ireland, 2010)      Lydia, in All My Sons  (Robin Lefevre, The Gate Theatre, 2009).

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