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The Memory Stick


  • Playwright

    Donal O'Kelly 

  • Notes

    The Memory Stick was co-commissioned by Dublin City Arts Office, Irish Theatre Institute and San Jose Stage Company.

  • Synopsis

    Cultures collide when Bridget, a young Chicagoan, meets a Lakota Sioux and a fellow American from Jersey on an army base in Kandahar, Afghanistan. But it isn’t long before they discover they have more in common than expected as secrets are revealed that ultimately turns one of them into a whistleblower suspect. 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    08 April 2017

  • Production Notes

    Produced by San Jose Stage in association with Dublin City Council and Irish Theatre Insitute.

  • Producer

    In association with Irish Theatre Institute

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at The Stage, 490 South First street, San Jose.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Memory Stick received a rehearsed reading as part of the In Development programme at Dublin Theatre Festival in 2016. The reading was co-produced by Dublin City Arts Office and San Jose Stage in association with Irish Theatre Institute.

Original Cast  
Bridget Brady Lyndsy Kail
Seth Shaw John R. Lewis
Jack Black Horse Joseph Valdez
Production Team  
Director Tony Kelly (2)
Stage Manager Cirby Hatano
Set Designer Michael Palumbo
Costume Designer Abra Berman
Sound Designer Steve Shoenbeck
Lighting Designer Michael Palumbo
Assistant Lighting Designer Collin Landeck
Video Designer Vijay M. Rajah
Dialect Coach Kimily Conkle
Wardrobe Supervisor Ashley Garlick
Master Electrician Collin Landeck
Production Assistant Cayleigh Coester
Lighting & Sound Operator Dennis Tran
Video Operator Samey Dorman




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