John B. Keane: Son of County Kerry | January 29

January 29, 2021 | 2pm
Hosted by Aoife Spillane-Hinks and Alan Stanford
Live on YouTube – Tune in Here

John B Keane was one of Ireland’s most popular playwrights, and his plays are still a part of the regular repertoire. He was also a poet and an essayist whose observations on life, like many great writers, were based firmly in his own home of County Kerry in the South West of Ireland. His group of plays, known as “plays of poverty’, follow in the tradition of John Millington Synge and their themes are true for any agrarian society dependent on the land and what it can, or indeed fails to, produce.

Joining us this week is Irish director Aoife Spillane-Hinks for an hour of discovery on this iconic voice of Irish theatre.

Aoife Spillane-Hinks is a theatre and opera director who lives in Dublin and works in Ireland and the United States. Her PICT credits include Sharon’s Grave, Waiting for Godot, and Our Class.

Aoife has curated and directed events for the Abbey Theatre Community and Education Department, for the International Literature Festival Dublin, and for the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She is currently Lead Artist of the Pop-Up Literary Department at the Axis Arts Centre in Ballymun, Dublin.

Aoife holds a BA in Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University and an MA in Drama and Theatre Studies from NUI Galway. She is the artistic director of Then This Theatre.

This interactive webinar is free and appropriate for all ages.
Tune in live on Friday, Janaury 29th at 2pm, or watch the replay at your leisure.