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Gazelle by Sinéad Sexton

Presented by Hawk's Well Theatre & Cairde Sligo Arts Festival

A profile photograph of Sinead Sexton in costume from her play Gazelle. She's holding up a mirror that reflects her face.

Hawk’s Well Theatre proudly presented an illuminating one-woman-show about the legacy of Eva Gore-Booth, as part of the Cairde Sligo Arts Festival on Thurs 6 July and Fri 7 July 2023.

Written and performed by Sinead Sexton, directed by Hawk’s Well ‘Artist-in-Residence’ Miriam Needham, and designed by Sinéad O’Donnell-Carey, Gazelle explores a day in the life of a tour guide who plays the role of Eva Gore-Booth.

Through the themes of place, feminism and queer identity, the audience journey with the tour guide through Eva’s family home. As her work persona begins to fracture, what starts as an average work day suddenly falls apart as identities become warped, crack and crumble.

A recipient of Hawk’s Well Theatre’s ‘Time at the Well’ Bursary, Sinead Sexton is a theatre practitioner and performance artist who is primarily interested in women’s stories. Gazelle explores Eva Gore-Booth’s legacy…

It is just one story of one woman (Eva Gore-Booth) in Irish history whose story hasn't been told truthfully. Many women in our history are remembered through the eyes of men. My aim for Gazelle is to bring to light a more truthful expression of who Eva Gore-Booth was, beyond the silk kimono that Yeats enshrined her and her sister Constance within.

Co-produced by Cairde Sligo Arts Festival & Hawk's Well Theatre

Written and Performed by Sinead Sexton

Director & Dramaturg: Miriam Needham

Set, Prop and Costume Design: Sinéad O 'Donnell-Carey

Stage Manager: Mia Blake

Lighting Design: Barry McKinney

Lighting Operator: Shane Larkin

Supported by the Time At The Well Bursary

With thanks to

Margo Barrow, Anthony Brennan Rosyhil Furniture & Antique shop, Nigel Gallagher, Kieran Griffiths, Niall Henry, Maura Logue Dark Daughter Productions, Clair Mangan, Aisling Mannion, Ciaran McCauley, Darragh Cathcart, Orla McSharry, McTeman Carpets & North West Hospice Charity Shop.