Tales of Love and Loss will combine live performance, film, and discussion to explore and celebrate women changemakers from history.
A Beauty That Will Pass by Mary Moynihan, a poetical, storytelling reflection inspired by the life stories and clandestine engagement of Sarah Curran (1782-1808) and Robert Emmet (1778-1803), leader of the 1803 Irish rebellion.
Grace and Joe, a film by Mary Moynihan based on writings and witness statements from Joseph Mary Plunkett and Grace Gifford, with writing input from artists from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. Grace Gifford tells the story of her time with Joseph Mary Plunkett, one of the leaders executed after the 1916 Easter Rising and the youngest signatory to the Irish Proclamation and how they were married in Kilmainham Gaol chapel seven hours before his execution.
With poetry by Eva Gore-Booth (1870-1926), a poet, writer, trade unionist, campaigner for equality and a sister of the Irish revolutionary leader Constance Markiewicz
The performances will be followed by a post-show discussion on Women Changemakers from history, and why their stories are important, featuring Dr Sinead McCoole and writer, director, theatre and filmmaker, and Artistic Director of Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality Mary Moynihan.