The short film Forgive Me Not, and filmed extracts from the live theatre piece Turf are being screened at the Brian Friel Theatre, Belfast on Monday 4th March at 7.30 followed by a panel discussion. Both works have been developed and realised as part of The Playhouse’s Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy, supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). These works were developed following artistic engagement with individuals impacted by The Troubles in the North West area, with some of these individuals appearing in the finished productions.
Conan McIvor’s Forgive Me Not thematically explores a series of profound propositions: can a post-conflict society truly heal without atonement; can those who repent find forgiveness when victims' memories are failing; is it imperative that victims forgive in order to heal; and, is truth mandatory? Eileen McClory’s Turf is an evocative dance theatre production which explores our troubled past through a fusion of movement, original music, and poetry – it was performed by a professional and community cast in December 2018. Filmed extracts will be screened.
The post-screening discussion panel will be made up of: Conan McIvor (Artistic Director Forgive Me Not ), Michael J. Daly (Screenwriter Forgive Me Not,), Eileen McClory (Artistic Director Turf) and Maria McManus (poet Turf). Jo Egan, who mentored both Conan and Eileen while preparing her own play The Crack in Everything which told the stories of children killed during the Troubles (a featured work of The Playhouse’s Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy) completes the panel.
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More information on The Playhouse theatre and Peacebuilding Academy is available here