Siobhan McKenna Symposium this week!

Oct 30 2019 Posted: 12:14 GMT

We hope you’ll join us in the ODC on Friday, Nov 15th, for a major event to celebrate the Irish actress and activist Siobhan McKenna.  Highlights include:

  • ‘Women Theatre-makers  Now!’ - A panel discussion on the position of women theatre-makers four years after the Waking the Feminist  campaign was started to advocate for equality for women theatre-makers Panelists will include Lian Bell (Stage Designer & Waking the Feminists), Ionia Ní Chroinín (Moonfish Theatre Company) and Dr. Tanya Dean (TU Dublin and Gender Counts report).
  • 'Remembering Siobhán' A conversation with Lelia Doolan and historian Dr. Margaret McCurtain on remembering the life of Siobhán McKenna
  • 'Working with McKenna’ An interview with Garry Hynes on her recollections of working with Siobhán
  • Siobhán McKenna: Acting and Activism Lecture by Professor Lionel Pilkington 
  • Devised work-in-progress in the Irish language inspired by archival materials This will be performed by students of the BA in Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway.

Places for this symposium are limited and registration is essential.  For further details and to register by November 12th go to