ONE: Healing With Theatre

by Gavin Quinn

Involving 100 actors, 100 rooms, and 100 audience members, this performance piece explored the question, “Why do you think you become an actor?”

In addition to the live performance, ONE was published as a book and screened as a 14 hour film. The film was screened in Meeting House Square and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland in tandem with the live performance. Book published by Lilliput Press.

Directed by Gavin Quinn
Lighting design by
Aedín Cosgrove
Andrew Clancy
Costume design by
Suzanne Cave

Produced by Aoife White

Cast (live performance):
Adam Borowski, Alan King, Alice Barry, Alvaro Lucchesi, Anne Marie McAuley, Aonghus Og McAnally, Bern Degan, Bisi Adigun, Brendan Conroy, Brendan Morrissey, Brid Ni Chionaola, Brid Ni Cumhaill, Bryan Burroughs, Bryan Quinn, Carl Kennedy, Charlie Bonner, Ciaran Taylor, Claire Mullen, Clare Barrett, Clodagh O Donoghue, Conor Moloney, David Heap, David Parnell, David Reilly, Domhnall O Donoghue, Dylan Tighe, Eamonn Hunt, Eileen Walsh, Eithne Woodcock, Emma Colohan, Emma McIvor, Emmet Kirwan, Eva Bartley, Eva Wojciak, Fergal McElherron, Fiona O Toole, Frank Keane, Frank Smith, Gail Fitzpatrick, George Seremba, Geraldine Plunkett, Gerard Lee, Gilis Biesheuvel, Gina Moxley, Guy Carleton, Hazel Dunphy, Jack Walsh, Jill Murphy, Joan Sheehy, Joanne Crawford, Jody O Neill, John Olohan, Judith Roddy, Judith Ryan, Karl Quinn, Kate Perry, Kelly Campbell, Kevin Marron, Lars Oyno, Lenny Hayden, Liam Carney, Louise Keily, Mairead Devlin, Marcin Keszycki, Martin Maguire, Mary Kelly, Matthew Ralli, Melanie Clark Pullen, Merrina Millsapp, Miceal McBrian, Mike Carbery, Morna Regan, Neil Watkins, Neilí Conroy, Noni Stapleton, Norma Sheahan, Oonagh McLaughlin, Orla Fitzgerald, Pat Leech, Paul Meade, Paul Walker, Paula McFetridge, Pauline Hutton, Phelim Drew, Phillip McMahon, Rita Evelyn Smith, Ronan Wilmot, Ruth Negga, Scott Fredericks, Simon Boyle, Sonya Kelly, Stella McCusker, Steve Blount, Stewart Roche, Tadeusz Janiszewski, Tom Hickey, Tomasz Michniewicz, Una Kavanagh, Valerie Coyne, and Vincent McCabe.

“… in its scope and freshness of vision it is like nothing Irish theatre has accomplished before. Nor does it try to be.”
The Irish Times

Nominated for a Judge’s Special Award, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2006


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