In Two Minds by Joanne Ryan
About the event
DirectorSarah Jane Scaife
Set DesignAlyson Cummins
Costume DesignSinead Cuthbert
Music & Sound DesignRob Moloney
Lighting DesignKevin Smith
Exclusive Preview in Theatre Royal Waterford Ahead of Dublin Theatre Festival
Fishamble: The New Play Company presents
In Two Minds
by Joanne Ryan
Fishamble: The New Play Company is delighted to bring to the stage this autumn In Two Minds, a deeply personal, inventive, and ultimately uplifting new work that examines the charms and challenges of living with bipolar disorder and its impact on a family.
“There were thousands of them. They were so beautiful, blue, almost purple, and everywhere around me. I didn’t know you had those stars here as well!”
Explored through the dynamic of a mother-daughter relationship, In Two Minds is deeply personal, inventive, funny and life-affirming. As a new work it plays with both the fascinating allure and the challenges of living with bipolar disorder. From the stellar writer Joanne Ryan (Lustrum Award winner) and director Sarah Jane Scaife (Beckett sa Chreig: Laethanta Sona) comes a tale of the adult child and parent sharing the same home. Pom Boyd (The Dry) and Karen McCartney (A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings) perform a delicate piece grappling with mental health, love, and humanity. In Two Minds finds insight in the darkness, humour in the pain and tenderness in difficult family dynamics.
The creative team also includes Alyson Cummins (Set Designer), Kevin Smith (Lighting Designer), Sinead Cuthbert (Costume Designer) and Rob Moloney (Music and Sound Designer)
The role of the mother will be played by Pom Boyd and the daughter by Karen McCartney.
In Two Minds was originally commissioned by Belltable: Connect and was developed with the support of The Arts Council, The JP Mc Manus Benevolent Fund, Limerick City and County Council, The Community Foundation of Ireland, and Fishamble’s New Play Clinic.
Contains adult themes and strong language.
Suitable for ages 14+
Approx. 80 mins
Both Theatre Royal and Fishamble are part of the Green Arts in Ireland initiative.
With ‘In Two Minds’, we are working together to pilot a new touring model that is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of touring theatre by making changes in scheduling, design and materials, as well as reducing waste in all areas of operation.