March 14, 2013
I’m in the Mooovies!
Well, ok, not the mooovies, rather I’m on the radio…
Yep, I’ve got the first broadcast date for my radio drama, ‘Cow’. It will air just after the 11am news (local time in Ireland) on Easter Monday on KCLR 96fm (yes, that’s April 1st – and no, this is not an April Fool’s) – here’s the scoop:
‘Cow’ concerns ‘Agi’, a beautiful Hungarian woman, arrives on Clearys’ farm, Glenmore, Co. Kilkenny, to work as a mushroom picker. The Clearys’ already strained, childless marriage appears under further threat by her presence, however an unlikely friendship develops between Marie Cleary and Agi, leading both women to a new world view.
‘Cow’ is a contemporary radio drama which explores immigration into rural Ireland and the social perceptions of women, both immigrant and native. And, in a light hearted fashion, the play views rural Irish cultural mainstays through the eyes of the bemused foreigner.
To listen, go to kclr96fm.com and click on the listen live button. It may take a minute or two to configure.
From Ireland, Sue Healy is Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre, London, a full-time Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. Her book on theatre literary management is published by Routledge, December 2022.
Sue is an award-winning writer for stage, TV, and prose writer.
Her current project, a 6x60minute TV series, is under option. She is under commission with Lone Wolf Media, producers behind PBS’ “Mercy Street”, to co-write the pilot and treatment for a six-part TV series.
Her most recent stage-play, Imaginationship (2018), enjoyed a sold out, extended run at the Finborough and later showed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Her previous stage productions include Cow (Etcetera Theatre, 2017) and Brazen (King’s Head Theatre, 2016), funded by Arts Council England. Sue’s short plays have been performed at the Criterion (Criterion New Writing Showcase), Arcola (The Miniaturists) and Hackney Attic (Fizzy Sherbet Shorts).
Her radio work includes nine plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (Opening Lines winner), WLRfm and KCLR96fm.
Sue has won The Molly Keane Award, HISSAC Prize, Escalator Award, Meridian Prize and has been published in nine literary journals and anthologies including: The Moth, Flight, Tainted Innocence, New Writer, Duality, HISSAC, New European Writers. She has been writer-in-residence on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, and at the Heinrich Boll Cottage on Achill Island. She has also benefitted from annual artist residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and at Ginestrelle, Assisi in Italy.
An academic with a PhD in modern theatre history, specifically the Royal Court Theatre, Sue has presented her research internationally. She spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. She has a PhD in modern theatre history (Royal Court Theatre) and is a UEA Creative Writing MA alumnus.
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March 14th, 2013 at 22:29
I think (and I could easily be wrong) that 11:00 am in Ireland is 7:00 am in Toronto and New York. I’m going to work on that conversion when I get a little time to myself. Hoping I can listen!
March 14th, 2013 at 22:41
Hi, yes, http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ is a good one to check… HOWEVER… in Europe the clocks go back on and hour March 31st, I’m not sure that the US is in sync? So, I’d suggest you check the time difference on March 31st just to be sure… and thank you for your interest!
March 14th, 2013 at 22:46
It sounds intriguing. I’m glad you let us know!
March 14th, 2013 at 23:06
Congratulations on the radio show.
March 14th, 2013 at 23:20
Well done, Sue!
March 15th, 2013 at 14:23
So exciting! Congratulations. Looking forward to hearing it next month.
April 8th, 2013 at 01:17
Congratulations – love the photo! By any chance was it recorded for those of us who are…a bit late to the broadcast
April 8th, 2013 at 08:27
Hi Persephone, thank you. Yes, it will be posted on the station’s website next month for a period. I’ll let you all know when, as soon as I know.