A new audio-visual essay for stage written by Sara Baume. Live readings from Baume's new essay are interspersed with four short documentaries from Jamie Goldrick that feature artists Gary Coyle, Laura Fitzgerald, Sara Baume and Natalia Beylis. The essay and films are live scored by musicians Irene Buckley and Elaine
25 April | Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway
3 July | Wexford Literary Festival
9 September | St John's Theatre, Listowel
11 September | Ennis Book Club Festival, Glór
1 October | Linenhall, Castlebar
mid-October | Kildare Readers Festival
Spring 2022 | Droichead Arts Centre
(more dates tba)
Sunday Mass and sea swimming; bird alphabets and stone collecting; Goya and Monet; the Stations of the Cross and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; bedrooms and bedsits; insomnia and parental love. Writer and artist Sara Baume covers wide ground in this spellbinding audio-visual essay. Ultimately, it’s a show about our obsessions and passions – the multitude of rituals that fill our daily lives with meaning.
The Alphabet of Birds is the second stage show from arts magazine and production company Holy Show, generously supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and the Western Development Commission.
Writer: Sara Baume
Musicians: Howlbux – Irene Buckley and Elaine Howley
Featured Artists: Natalia Beylis, Gary Coyle, Laura Fitzgerald
Films Director: Jamie Goldrick
Creative Director: Brendan Mac Evilly