Dramatist and novelist Dave Duggan will stage a reading of his new play, Denizen’, at Derry’s Millennium Forum on Sunday, February 9 at 7.30pm.
Dave’s previous theatre work has been seen across Ireland as well as in New York, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Afghanistan.
Both RTE and the BBC have produced his radio and online drama.
His film and television work includes the Oscar- nominated Dance Lexie Dance’.
Denizen’ is a new courtroom drama, written in verse, in which the last dissident, appearing in the court of public opinion, faces the question: can violence, either by the State or by citizens, build a future?
Dave, who lives in Derry, says the new work draws upon the long tradition of the application of dramatic art to difficult questions, in particular to questions of war, conflict, violence and peace.
The play will be read by actor Lloyd Hutchinson who recently played The Hobo and Tiresias in Field Day’s Sam Shepard premiere at The Playhouse.
Dave says: “This reading is a milestone in the development of a full-scale production.
“I’m delighted that Lloyd Hutchinson has agreed to read the part of Denizen.
“Orla Mullan and Sorcha Shanahan will read also. Sorcha played Red Maisie in my theatre and film piece, McLaughlins 100’.”
Denizen’, written and directed by Dave Duggan, will be staged at the Danske Bank Studio, Millennium Forum, on Sunday, February 9 (7.30 p.m.) Admission is £5.