Lisa Fitzpatrick and Shonagh Hill published Plays by Women in Ireland 1926-1933: Feminist Theatres of Freedom and Resistance (Methuen, 2022), a collection of five plays by women writing in the first decade of the Irish Free State. Lisa and Shonagh will share the experience of researching, retrieving, and publishing unpublished or ‘lost’ play scripts from archival sources, and explore the process of staging Olga Fielden’s 1948 play Witches in Eden, reflecting upon the dramaturgical choices made in reviving a play from 75 years ago.
The workshop is taking place as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival and will be discussion-based. It is aimed at theatre professionals, academics, and students engaged with women’s writing, and with the recovery of ‘lost’, out-of-print, or never-published plays in the archives.
Publishing & Performing ‘lost’ Plays takes place 26th October – 3:00 Pm – 5:00 Pm