Windowpane & Pal by Shane O’Reilly

Shane O'Reilly

PAL & Windowpane by Shane O'Reilly

Language: Irish Sign Language with English Subtitles

Film screenings + an exclusive interview with Alvean Jones

May 22, 2021. 7.30 pm

PAL (12 min)
Originally commissioned by Culture Night 2020. Sal needs to get out of her house for a little bit. Get out of her head. PAL is a slanted exploration of the disorientating noise and lonely echoes that reverberate in the mind of a Deaf woman emerging from a period of isolation… or hibernation.
Windowpane (9 min)
Originally commissioned by The Abbey Theatre as part of the Dear Ireland project. Windowpane is inspired by the Edward Hopper painting A Woman In The Sun. The monologue exposes the psychological gymnastics of a Deaf woman imprisoned within her own home during lockdown.

Shane O’Reilly recently wrote and directed Windowpane, a monologue for film, for The Abbey Theatre’s Dear Ireland production. In response to a commission from Culture Night 2020, Shane wrote and directed the short film PAL. Other writing work includes: The Water Boys for Equinox Theatre; Näher…closer, nearer, sooner co-created with The Liz Roche Company; FOLLOW, FARM and CARE co-created with WillFredd Theatre as their associate artist; The Genealogy Project (presented as part of an in-development programme at The Abbey Theatre in 2017; The Matador, a show in a bag production for Dublin Fringe 2015. He is currently in development with Invisible Thread Films on a new experimental documentary film.

Alvean Jones is a leading member of the Deaf Community and has served on a multitude of committees. She has been a member of the Dublin Theatre of the Deaf since 1994 serving as an actor, writer and director. Alvean worked with Amanda Coogan as researcher, dramaturge and performer on “Talk real fine just like a lady” at the Peacock Theatre in 2017 at the Peacock and on “You told me to Wash and Clean my Ears” in 2014. Other theatre performance work includes: Run to the Rock (Amanda Coogan); RHA retrospective (Amanda Coogan); I used to feel (Ailis Ni Riain, Cork Midsummer Festival 2017 & Dublin Fringe Festival 2018); Death of the Innocents (D’Sign Arts, at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast).

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Join us, as we celebrate Ireland’s rich artistic and linguistic diversity with plenty of thrilling events and workshops from dumpling making to clowning practices for all ages.
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