The world premier of a site-responsive, audio-immersive series of interconnected narratives you engage with on your phone and bring into the world around you.
about:blank is what appears when there is nothing else to display. It exists in the space between the internet and you. From here we depart.
Transported through fragments of Dublin, we find an émigré working in a charity shop, a missing cat, the internal chatter of a yoga session, a writer disagreeing with her characters and a couple discussing their absent daughter. Written as a circular mixture of narrative-poetry, prose, monologue and drama, and adapted into a site responsive and audio-immersive journey, about:blank begins in the cloud and ends where you live.
Note: It’s an audio performance, available ON DEMAND 30 – Sept – 17 Oct that you listen to on your phone or your laptop. A website link and passcode will be sent to your email. You will insert the passcode into the website and taken to where you press PLAY to hear the audio.
about:blank is a series of Dublin stories that are interconnected and explore themes of identity, loss and love – we hear about a person working in a charity shop, a missing cat, the
internal chatter of a yoga session, a writer disagreeing with her characters and a couple discussing their absent daughter.
Duration: The whole piece is 2 hours 15 mins, but you have the option to stop/pause the audio and listen at another time that suits you.
Adam Wyeth in Association with The Civic, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival+
‘Wyeth is a poet of ideas exquisitely wrought and swarming, demanding a reader awake to complexity on a subtle scale.’ Ailbhe Darcy
‘Adam Wyeth’s work is fresh and intriguing, alive with imaginative riffs, grave humour and more besides – it rewards close attention.’ Derek Mahon
‘about:blank crystalizes Adam’s grasp of the theatrical power of language. Wyeth’s creative interweaving of poetry, prose, monologue, drama, and theatricality in about:blank creatively meets the moment we as a society and artistic community find ourselves in.’~Jesse Weaver, New Work Associate, Abbey Theatre
Director Eoghan Carrick
Writer Adam Wyeth
Cast Olwen Fouere, Paula McGlinchey, Owen Roe