In this live performance, two seasoned Beckett actors (Gina Moxley and Marcus Lamb) will read, critique and deconstruct two of the literary texts by Samuel Beckett and Jean Genet that are referenced in Alan Phelan’s video piece Folly & Diction, showing in Phelan’s current solo exhibition in Galleries II & III. This event explores fan fiction, which switches genders and the sexuality of characters from original texts as Phelan has done in his film. With a live re-reading of the source material, the actors will interact with live video projection, offering an additional commentary, providing different insights into how all three texts can, and have been interpreted.
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Gina Moxley is a Dublin based actor, writer and director. Moxley performed in Alan Phelan’s film Our Kind. Recent theatre performances include The Patient Gloria in Dublin and Edinburgh, and shows with Pan Pan Theatre, Dead Centre, The Abbey Theatre and Cork Midsummer. Her play The Patient Gloria was co-produced by The Abbey Theatre in association with Pan Pan at Dublin Theatre Festival in 2018. At Edinburgh Fringe 2019 it played at the Traverse Theatre and won a Fringe First and a Herald Angel. Gina has written plays for Rough Magic (Stewart Parker Award), Fishamble, National Connections UK, CoisCéim and Pan Pan Theatre. She was director and dramaturg on several intimate, memoiresque shows including Spliced by Timmy Creed, My Magnetic North by Gary Coyle, How to Keep an Alien by Sonya Kelly and Solpadeine is My Boyfriend by Stefanie Preissner. Moxley has had a number of radio plays broadcast by RTE and is an ongoing collaborator with artist Sean Lynch.
Marcus Lamb is an Irish actor, of theatre, television and film. Marcus has performed many of the works of Samuel Beckett with companies including Gare st Lazare, AC Productions and primarily Mouth On Fire. Roles include ‘Lucky’ and ‘Vladimir’ in Waiting For Godot, also A Piece of Monologue, That Time, The End, First Love and Rough For Theatre (in Irish). Theatre work includes Drama at Inish (Abbey Theatre), The Signalman (WitchWork), Observes the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Headlong/Abbey Theatre), Heartbreak House (Abbey Theatre), The Harvest (WitchWork/Mathew Ralli – National Tour), The Second Coming (Fidget Feet/Mikel Murfi), and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (New Theatre/Jimmy Fay). Film and television work includes The Dublin Murders (BBC), Dev in America (Forefront/TG4), Bob Cratchit in The Man Who Invented Christmas (Mazur/Kaplan Company/Netflix), Out of Innocence (Dir: Danny Hiller), Fair City (RTE), and Patrick Pearse in Rebellion (RTE).
Image: Alan Phelan, Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay 1705, when Mirabell and Millamant were in double abundance, 2019, Joly Screen photograph: toned gelatin silver sheet film (reverse processed), duraclear c-print screen, acrylic panels, LED panel, MDF support, electrics, archival paper tape, insulation tape; courtesy the artist.