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Briseis After the Black

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Dylan Coburn Gray 

  • Author Notes

    Developed with Ursula McGinn.

  • Notes

    During the play's first run the actors playing the part of Achilles were: Sophie Jo Wasson, Clare Barrett, Zoe Reardon, Clara Harte, Louise Lewis, Maeve O'Mahony and Amy Conroy.

  • Synopsis

    A show unlike any other, except one. Google Briseis + Achilles and you get scenes from the terrible film with Brad Pitt, not This is a new version of a very weird but very cool experimental play from the 90s, performed by the director and a volunteer who has no idea what their future holds. It's about myths and why we tell them. It's about fate and how hard it is to look away when bad things happen. It's about women and how often their job is to die, in fiction and in life alike.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    1

  • Cast Notes

    The character of Achilles is performed by a volunteer actor.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    20 September 2016

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Dylan Coburn Gray.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The New Theatre

Original Cast  
Briseis Dylan Coburn Gray
Production Team  
Designer Molly O'Cathain
Producer/Publicity Carla Rogers
Stage Manager Ursula McGinn
Dramaturg Molly O'Cathain

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Dylan Coburn Gray

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    coburngd@tcd.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.