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Felicity McCall

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Felicity McCall
Emailfelicitymccall@hotmail.com
WWWhttp://www.inspiricom.net/felicitymccall
Phone044 2871 290143/044 7548985696
Address33 Dunfield Terrace
Derry
BT47 2ES
Member Type:Member
Can Write in Irish:NO
Biography
Born in South Armagh in 1957, I spent 20 years as a career journalist with the BBC, mainly based in NI and covering news and current affairs for radio and television. I resumed my interrupted theatre life in 2000 and work as a freelance based in Derry and Donegal. I have one  adult daughter.
Credits
Film:

'Agnes,' documentary drama , 2006,  cinema, film festivals, UTV, CCEA curriculum 2006 screenplay writer

'Forget-me-Not,' 2007, NW Health Board/Greater Shantallow Community Arts, screenplay writer, interviewer, narrator

'JAM' 2008, Brassneck Productions, film festivals, UTV
TV:

'Agnes' and 'Jam,' see above

Ireland insert, 'The Amelia Legacy' for US TV channels / Elgen Long Prodns.

BBC 'Spotlight,'  and 'Panorama,' researcher and writer
Theatre:

Co-founder, Handful Productions, community/social issues writing and performance group, Playhouse residency, 2003-

We Were Brothers WW1 shared history play, youth play, tour, DVD, book and website, 2009-10. Ireland youth tour 2010 sponsored by DFA Dublin.

Sofa Surfers , youth play on hidden homelessness, First Call 2009-10 included in International Women Playwrights' Anthology 2010-11

War Cries, commissioned play for the Grand Opera House under its Protestant Perspectives project 2010-11

The First Call of Christmas, commissioned by First Call, 2010

No Goodbyes suicide awareness performance piece with youth workshops,2008-10. Big Lottery Fund Healthy Minds award recipient 2010

The Bard Project- Shakespeare, touring schools 2009; Nathan the Wise (adaptation) touring schools and integration projects 2009-

6 other plays for professional production including Family Business and Agnes (Liverpool , European Capital of Culture, also performed in US and New Zealand, 2008-10, Australia 2011, Milwaukee 2011)

Producer, 3 play festivals, 7 plays, The Playhouse, Derry

Co-founder, Postscript Productions, The Playhouse, 2007

Co-founder, Mystery Players, 2007,travelling murder mysteries

Radio:BBC Radio 1980- present, f/l contributor
In Development:

Two plays for The Playhouse Derry for 2015- Josef Locke and Cuchulainn

U Boat commemoration for Derry and Strabane council events

2 books in progress
Uncomissioned:

21 published titles to date, with Penguin, Blackstaff, Little island, Guildhall Press.....13 plays for the professional stage, 4 screenplay credits

Awards:

ACNI SIAP Awards 2006m 20007-8, 2009-10, 2012, 2013/4

Winner of the heritage lottery best overall project UK 2011 for We Were Brothers

Winner of two Epic Ireland awards for Every Bottle Has a Story to Tell 2013

Winner of the 2006 Tyrone Guthrie Award for script/play writing

Winner best overall production, best actor, best director, best stage and set, Derry City of Culture all Ireland short play festival 2013

Nominated for IPSG award for drama, 2008 and 2009

Nominated for the Meyer-Whitworth Award, 2008-9 and 2009-10
Qualifications:

BA Hons English, QUB 2:1 1975-9

Certificate in Community Drama, Magee UU 2004-6

OCN Level 3 performance The Playhouse 2007

BBC training