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Miriam Gallagher Playwright- Irish Woman Playwright for Chicago Festival

Website of awardwinning playwright Miriam Gallagher: http://www.miriamgallagher.ie

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Irish Woman Playwright for Chicago Festival

Co. Dublin, Ireland — 1st June. 2010

Miriam Gallagher’s new play, ‘Nasturtiums and Cherry Buns’ opened in Chicago on May 28th 2010. The production is by Nightblue Theater who previously performed the US Premiere of her play ‘Fancy Footwork.’ Recently this play was performed at New York International Fringe Festival. Miriam Gallagher is an awardwinning playwright, novelist & screenwriter. Her work, staged and screened in Ireland, London, Paris, New York, Canada, South Africa & Australia, is profiled in Irish Women Writers: An A-Z Guide (2006, Greenwood Press, CT, USA). Theatrical/Musical Interludes celebrating Irish composers (Carolan; Field; Wallace; Balfe) were performed at Dublin’s National Concert Hall, on Rté Radio and at festivals here & abroad. ‘Green Rain’, celebrating Joan Trimble, the Enniskillen born composer is being premiered this year. Books are: Fancy Footwork (13 Plays) Kalahari Blues (3 Plays) ‘The Gold of Tradaree’ (3 Plays) ‘Song for Salamander’ (a novel) ‘Pusakis at Paros’ (short stories) and ‘Let’s Help Our Children Talk ‘(non fiction). Commissions include ‘The Gold of Tradaree’ (first play awarded under the Per Cent for Art Scheme) and ‘Kalahari Blues’ (Galloglass Theatre) Recent prizewinning plays: ‘Doracha Mór and the Ghaoth Dobhair Sailors’ (Ireland) and ‘The Parting Glass’ (USA). Miriam received Arts Council and European Script Fund awards for ‘Girls in Silk Kimonos’ (feature length screenplay celebrating the Gore Booth sisters). Her film ‘Gypsies’ screened at New York’s Lincoln Center and San Francisco’s Plaza Cinemas & was broadcast by Rté. Website: http://www.miriamgallagher.ie.

Enniskillen Arts Festival

Thursday 30th September – Sunday 3rd October 2010

Green Rain

A theatrical/musical entertainment celebrating pianist and composer Joan Trimble by Miriam Gallagher

Enniskillen Arts Festival Event

This evocative and nostalgic insight into the early life and influences of Enniskillen born Joan Trimble (1915-2000) conjures up her colourful background; her progress from precocious musical childhood to her famed two-piano partnership with her sister, Valerie, and her success as a composer, and later as proprietor of the family-owned Impartial Reporter newspaper. Family, friends and key influencers are vividly recalled in award-winning playwright Miriam Gallagher’s lively script and woven throughout with some of Joan’s best loved two-piano music, performed by Una Hunt and Danusia Oslizlok. Una, who is one of Ireland’s leading pianists and has toured extensively in Europe and the USA, has been an indefatigable champion of Joan Trimble’s music and played a leading role in returning it to prominence in the Irish music scene.

The evening will conclude with light refreshments and a glass of wine, with proceeds from the evening being donated to Horizon West Children’s Hospice.

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