Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Arts in Action - Sacrificial Wind

Sacrificial Wind revival in memory of Mary McPartlan. Written by Lorna Shaughnessy. Directed by Max Hafler.

Lorna Shaughnessy's poetic examination of the characters around the story of the sacrifice of Iphigenia by her father Agamemnon asks big questions about war, patriarchy, and society. Mary McPartlan commissioned Shaughnessy and Hafler to produce it as a world premiere in 2017 for Arts in Action, and Sacrificial Wind held the distinction of being the first piece of theatre performed in the new O’Donoghue Theatre. Sacrificial Wind has also been performed in the Seamus Heaney Centre in Queen’s University, Belfast. The piece was worked using the Michael Chekhov Technique, a process of acting McPartlan herself was dedicated to and which she also pioneered at NUI Galway.

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