MAC Artist in Residence, Carol Moore presents a reading of her brand-new play in development.

The MAC’s Artist in Residence programme is helping to shape the cultural landscape in Northern Ireland. The Artist in Residence space is a unique facility that brings international, national and home-grown artists such as Carol to the MAC.

Current Artist in Residence Carol Moore is a freelance actress, theatre director, filmmaker and drama facilitator working in Northern Ireland. During her time at the MAC, Carol has been working on a one-woman play titled Dangerous Female which explores a woman coping with ageing. Are we complicit in our own marginalisation? Should we stop listening to the whispers in our head and start rejecting our culture's obsession with all things young? There will be a reading of the work-in-progress on Monday 21st August from 6:30pm - 8:15pm in the MAC’s Upstairs Theatre.

A woman walks into a room and forgets what she’s come in for? We’ve all done it. The woman thinks she’s going mad. She’s retracing her steps through her life wondering when it started – the forgetting – the madness – the ageing.

When speaking about turning 60 last year, Carol Moore notes: “I thought to myself I have two choices. I can either be in denial or embrace the freedom of being older – wiser – braver. So, I started to write a play knowing I had to shatter the stereotype that age necessarily makes you slow down. I needed to be physical in the piece. I am working with the wonderful Oona Doherty (choreographer), half my age; Peter Sheridan, more my age, a wonderful director that’s pulling the piece into shape and the hugely talented composer Conor Mitchel who looks like Dorian Gray and never ages. The play is going through a two-week development process that will end with a sharing event to see how the play resonates with an audience. Yes, I need an audience, so please come.”

Carol gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council through the National Lottery, the MAC for all their support as Artist in Residence and Kabosh.

The event is on Mon 21 Aug at 6.30pm. Tickets are free and seating will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis on the evening. The work-in-progress will be followed by a short Q&A session with Carol Moore.

If you’re interested in coming along, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected]