What Would I Do Without This Silence
Cad A Dhéanfainn Gan An Tost Sea Áit Ina N-Éagann na Monabhir
Sunday, 7 August 2016 at 4pm
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin 2
Free tickets are available through Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2aPNelm
The Beckett Summer School 2016 and the DRAFF Conference/Colloque are pleased to co-present a multilingual, multimedia, and musical event created by Mouth on Fire Theatre Company, featuring the poetry of Samuel Beckett in performance. Beckett wrote lyric poems throughout his life, both in English and in French. Recurrent themes include separation, abandonment, pain, out-of-body experiences, suffering, and love. The poems were intensely personal and, at his best, comparable in excellence to his plays and prose.
Many of these poems have been translated in to the Irish language for the first time by world-renowned Irish poet and translator Gabriel Rosenstock. A selection of poems, including the world premiere of the new Irish translation of Roundelay, will be presented by Cathal Quinn, Melissa Nolan, Nelly Henrion, and Gabriel Rosenstock. They are interspersed by musical selections adapted and played by internationally acclaimed Irish harpist Anne-Marie O’Farrell.
About the Company
Mouth on Fire Theatre Company was founded in 2010 by Melissa Nolan and Cathal Quinn. The company specialises in innovative yet highly respectful productions of Samuel Beckett’s poetry, prose and drama, accessible to those who may never have experienced it before, whilst performing it to the highest standards. What makes Mouth on Fire stand out is its commitment not just to staging great works in theatres all over Ireland and worldwide, but also performing in prisons, hospitals and for the homeless. Mouth on Fire is also dedicated to promoting the Irish language and performs the works of great Irish writers in both English and Irish.
To date, the company has produced over twenty of Beckett’s works, five of which were World Premieres (Irish Language) and one a European Premiere; touring Ireland and internationally to Japan, UK and winning awards at the Kot Bayun Literary Arts Festival in Russia and representing Ireland at the Hyderabad Literary Festival, India.
This event is generously supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature; the School of Drama, Film and Music, Trinity College; the School of English, Trinity College; and Larry and Mary Lund. The development funding was provided by Foras na Gaeilge.