Úna - launch & invitation to add to the story
Stories offer us a way of making sense of the world and of creating a shared understanding of who, what and why we are. One such story which has captured the Galway imagination is that of Úna Taaffe, whose memory continues to intrigue and inspire posthumously. Úna's life has taken on a legendary quality in Galway where she is remembered with great fondness. Her life speaks to wider concerns of identity; finding a sense of meaning and place; how we peel back the layers of myth-making and perception to find the real human being.
Through research and interviews we will constellate the fragments of memories of Úna and excavate the essence of a lady who left a deep imprint on the collective consciousness of the city. This will inform a theatre work in progress which will be presented at Galway Theatre Festival 2018.
If you have a memory of Úna that you'd like to share, we'd love to add your voice to the story.
Please share as widely as possible both online and offline.
Director: Elaine Mears
Dramaturg: Máiréad Ní Chróinín
Videographer: Jennifer Cunningham
Sound design and composer: John Henry
Supported by: Arts Council Ireland, Galway City Council, Galway Theatre Festival, Galway Arts Centre, Branar Téatar do Pháistí, Andrea Mears Design.