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Actors Required for Student Radio Drama - The Magdalene Sisters

Actors Required for Student Radio Drama - The Magdalene Sisters

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Written and directed by Jennie O'Reilly, this radio story is a end of year student project.

This story focuses on a recalcitrant nun Sarah, who develops feelings of romantic attraction for a convent laundry girl Nora, and subsequently helps her escape with her baby. It offers a different perspective on the current conversations about the confinement of pregnant unmarried women arising from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes report launched in February this year. This ‘between the lines’ emotional and heart breaking story highlights the reality that many young girls found themselves as they were handed over to convents and lives of religious vocation that were not of their own volition.

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Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student project

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.


Sister Bernadette

From Ballybough, a poorer neighbourhood of Dublin is noviciate nun for two years with the religious sisters and is working at a laundry alongside women and girls who have been sent there, mainly by their families because they got pregnant outside of marriage in 1940’s Ireland.

Female, aged 18 to 25

Applications closed 22 May 2021.

Kathleen

Kathleen, 16, From Wicklow (or anywhere outside of Dublin). A girl who has been sent to the laundry because she became pregnant after being raped by her employer, a local pawn broker. She gave birth to a baby girl Maura and it is her first day working in the laundry.

Female, aged 18 to 25

Applications closed 22 May 2021.

Jim

Jim, 2Os, Jim drops off and collects the laundry. He is kind and brings oranges for the Sarah and Kathleen. He helps Kathleen to escape with her baby Maura by dropping them to the mailboat.

Male, aged 22 to 35

Applications closed 22 May 2021.

Mother Superior

Mother Superior, 50s, she exerts control over the convent and at the end of the play, she has to make an example of Sister Bernadette’s behaviour so no-one else considers doing it.

Female, aged 40 to 65

Applications closed 22 May 2021.

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Actors/Tutors With Teaching Experience Needed

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Listing created: 10 May 2021
Applications closed: 22 May 2021
Casting #1124904