This is an extract from a conversation in a WhatsApp group in which Jessie Keenan, Robbie Blake, and Zosia Kuczyńska communicated sporadically about the project. This conversation occurred near the beginning of Ireland’s first lockdown, and the impact of the pandemic on the project was beginning to become apparent for all concerned. Jessie, Robbie, and Zosia would go on to hold a series of Zoom workshops in April 2020 which ultimately provided some useful material for the in-person workshops that were able to go ahead in August and September 2020 before Ireland’s second lockdown.
Let it drift as it wishes.
In this note towards Dancing at Lughnasa (1990), we can see Friel reminding himself of the need to allow the play to develop freely without becoming bogged down with preconceived ideas of form.
Mixed interview, extract 4
Zosia Kuczyńska, Jessie Keenan, and Robbie Blake talk about the impact of the pandemic on the project.
Mixed interview, extract 6
Zosia Kuczyńska, Jessie Keenan, and Robbie Blake reflect on the challenges and rewards of the project and share their hopes for the exhibition.