100 Years Playwrights Project: Centenaries

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100 Years Playwrights Project: Centenaries

Fighting Words has been working with hundreds of children and young people, on an all island basis, to write creative pieces around the theme of the centenaries. We said they were free to write whatever they wanted to write.

For the playwriting project with the Abbey, we asked six of our playwriting graduates (in the 18 - 20 age bracket) to also make 'centenaries' the context of their pieces. The young writers come from six different counties, four from the Republic and two from N Ireland. During 2021 they worked together over many months, mainly on zoom, under the guidance of Roddy Doyle and a team of Fighting Words volunteer mentors.

While most of the other writers tended to focus on social history, imagining what life might have been like for a teenager in the1920s, these playwrights produced six extraordinarily distinct pieces, linked by the common theme but vividly different in approach ...

 

100 Years Playwrights Project: Centenaries