In the final chapter of Ulysses, Molly Bloom reflects “I wouldnt give a snap of my two fingers for all their learning why dont they go and create something”.
Joyce’s work has long served as an inspiration not only for writers, but for artists working across the disciplines, from music and dance to visual art and theatre. This Bloomsday Festival, we’ll be celebrating Joyce’s effect on the non-literary arts by bringing together actor Janet Moran, filmmaker Tommy Creagh and illustrator Niall Laverty from At it Again! They will discuss Joyce’s impact on their practice.
Actor Janet Moran played Molly Bloom in the Abbey Theatre Production of Ulysses. Known for her roles in Trivia (2011), Breakfast on Pluto (2005) and The Butcher Boy (1997), Moran recently co-hosted the Irish Times Theatre Awards. Her play-writing credentials include ‘A Holy Show’ and ‘Swing’, an international hit about dancing and music and love, in which she also performed.
Niall Laverty is an illustrator and gesture drawing teacher. He is currently a part-time lecturer on the Animation course at the National Film School. At it Again! bring Irish literature to life. They celebrate Irish writers and their works with fun pocket books and other literary gifts.
Tommy Creagh is an award winning Filmmaker & Playwright. He has a passion for poetry and how it can be brought into the cinema. His film ‘Land of Winter’ is inspired by Joyce’s short story ‘The Dead’ and follows a troubled young man between pubs, whilst snow clouds loom over Dublin. The short film will be shown at the event.