“Renati” – Meet the Cast

Taking inspiration from the Latin word meaning ‘regeneration’, our series of monologues is a new venture for the society. The production will be performed by eleven talented actors, split into three segments. The “Renati” team have picked pieces ranging from classical to contemporary, heartbreaking to hilarious, and they can’t wait to bring these exciting stories to life! Incorporating so much of theatre and performing arts, this show is sure to have something for everyone! 

Charlotte Cautley

MSc in Public Relations and Strategic Communication

“My monologue is about a teenage girl living at home with her mother who she doesn’t have the best relationship with! It’s basically an insight into her life and what she really thinks of her mother! 

It was so special being a part of such a unique show which DCU Drama has never seen before. It was such an incredible experience and a nice break from everything going on in the world!”

Mia Duffy

Enterprise Computing

“My monologue is about world peace and why girls should be in charge instead of boys. This is my second show with DCU Drama. I was previously in the chorus of ‘Fresher the Musical’ in my 1st Year.

I am so excited to be part of something that is new to the society especially when times like these when theatres are closed. I hope everyone enjoys themselves and stays safe!”

Kate Gurren

Communication Studies Graduate

“My monologue is the opening scene of the novel turned play ‘A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing’ by Irish author Eimear McBride. Following the stream of consciousness of a young girl, as she grows up in the shadow of her brother’s childhood brain tumor, this monologue is lyrical and rhythmic but there’s an underlying darkness to the young girl’s musings. I’m so excited to be part of such a new adventure for DCU Drama and a lot of that comes from the fact that this show (and the others!) are proof that theatre can and must survive during the bleakest times. This show has been such a great experience and I’m so indebted to everyone involved – especially the beyond fab Kate Brady.”

Natasha Lynch

Journalism

“This monologue is based on the love letters from Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, whose affair began in the mid-1920s and inspired Woolf’s novel ‘Orlando’. Their correspondence captures the fondness, jealousy, and heartache they feel after their first separation.

This is my first time to be involved in a DCU Drama show. I really enjoyed this new virtual experience of rehearsing with Kate, the director, as well as getting to know the rest of the cast, and recording.”

Muirne Shaw

Bachelor of Education

“My monologue covers the thoughts and feelings that a seemingly eternally single person may have after they’ve simply had enough. It’s comedic in nature, but also makes you think about how marriage is the social norm, and should it really be that way?  This show is a fantastic opportunity to see the range of acting styles that the members of DCU Drama can portray. While it is strange to experience on an online platform, it has also opened new doors of creativity and embracing the wonderful (too cheesy?), which is what we all love about DCU Drama!”

Lisa Mullaly

Journalism

“My monologue is about a teenage girl who just had planned to hang out with her friend but things didn’t go according to plan.

I’m really excited to get involved with my first show in DCU Drama, everyone was enthusiastic even with the whole production being online.”

Elizabeth Byrne

Law

“Lizzie Borden is a sinister character, fraught with raw emotion and psychotic tendencies. This monologue offers an insight into her intimate, inhumane intents.

Being part of this new venture was an incredible opportunity and I am so proud of this talented bunch!”

Adam Healy

Post-Primary Masters in Education

“I chose my monologue because it’s one I come across again and again from a favourite film of mine, Call Me By Your Name. Michael Stuhlbarg is incredible too. 

This is my 4th time being a part of a DCU Drama production and I’m excited to take part in this new style of project.”

Saoirse O’Connor Roche

Bachelor of Education

“My monologue is about this lad Benedick, who basically goes on about how you’d have to be an absolute eejit to fall in love. It’s one of Shakespeare’s funnier little ones, and it’s honestly, just a bit of craic.

I’m beyond buzzing to see the monologues. I know everyone’s worked really hard on them and it’ll be deadly to see how they turned out!”

Tom Duffy

Media with English

“My monologue is from the play, “The Walworth Farce,” by Enda Walsh. The play is a black comedy/ tragicomedy set in a council flat in London. In this monologue, the character Sean reminisces on his past life in Ireland fondly when he was a child and begins to question and later confront his controlling father. 

I really enjoyed learning this monologue and was thankful for the chance to work with such brilliant actors. I would like to thank my director Eoin for being a fantastic help and guide to help bring this piece to life.”

Sinéad McMullen

Communication Studies Graduate

My monologue is one that you will probably just have to roll with – slightly terrifying and psychotic but good craic all the same.

I cannot wait to see everyone kill it with their monologues! DCU Drama has put so much effort into this semester and it will really shine through in this different style of theatre!

The show will be taking place on November 25th and 26th on YouTube, with tickets available now for just €2!

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