Theatre Work

Theatre Work

As An Grianán theatre’s artist in residence, Guy’s remit was to work with groups and individuals, creating theatre pieces that reflected the stories and lives of communities across the county.

For the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival in September 2017, he wrote Shoot the Gear, a piece celebrating the lives and experiences of the fishermen and women of Killybegs, Donegal. Ireland’s premier port. The site-specific piece was performed in the round in the old Fish Auction Hall on the quays in Killybegs. The play will be revived in 2018 and toured to schools and community venues.

In the summer of 2016 he wrote UNIFIED the Musical, produced by An Grianán Theatre and the Earagail Arts Festival. The play told the story of the UNIFI polyester yarn factory, Letterkenny’s largest employer for the thirty years of its existence, until closure in 2004. Directed by David Grant, with music by Fionn Robinson, and with a community cast of 28, UNIFIED was the feature drama in then 2016 Earagail Festival, playing to packed houses.

In Autumn 2015, he wrote and directed, I Would Walk These Fields Again, a play based on the life of Father James McDyer of Glencolmcille. It was produced by the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival and An Grianán Theatre and performed in Glencolmcille, Glenties, Ballyshannon and Letterkenny. It was revived for production in May 2016 and will be presented in Glencolmcille in July 2017 as part of the Father McDyer Folk Village, 50th anniversary celebrations.

In the summer of 2014, he wrote Fiesta a play about the famous ballroom in Letterkenny. It was the featured event the Earagail Festival and opened in An Grianán Theatre on the 12th July, playing to packed out houses. A second run of Fiesta took place in November 2015.

Guy’s play, On the Camel’s Hump was produced by An Grianán in April/May 2013 and toured Donegal and Tyrone. It came out of the Sense of Memory project, a large-scale, cross-border reminiscence project he devised, funded by PEACE III.He is an ICAF Rotterdam artist, and has trained with Pam Schweitzer and Hector Aristabel.