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I’m Not Here 

Doireann is here and she wants to check if a few things are working.
She’s going to be doing a couple of songs, a couple of poems and maybe a few stories.
She’s after finding a load of tapes.
She’s going to be doing a duet with her brother.
He’s not here. She’s here. You’re here.
Thanks very much for being here.
If you’re concerned about anything that’s happening on the stage just remember to listen to the sound of her voice.
She’s doing a duet with her brother.

He’s not here.

He is dead.

Doireann Coady in her new show debuts as author as she sets off to stage an unstageable, impossible and beautiful act.

 Funded through an Arts Council Theatre Project Award.

Since Premièring

I’m Not Here was presented at

  • Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre
  • PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Canada @ The Cultch
  • High Performance Rodeo, Canada @ Pumphouse Theatre

Some reviews

I’m Not Here delivers the most compelling case for suicide prevention. The pain, the anger, the hatred, the love, the guilt, the futile fantasies are harrowing to witness. (…) Doireann Coady delivers one of the bravest, rawest, emotionally exhausting performances you’re ever likely to see.
– 4 stars, The Arts Review

“While many shows focused on size or scale, some of the most memorable productions resulted from solo, semi-solo, or duet performances. (…) Doireann Coady set the Project Arts Centre alight with a gut wrenching performance.  Indeed, (…) Coady (…) have to be serious contenders for performers of the year.”
-The Arts Review Round up of 2017

It is a slow burning show that becomes emotionally explosive through Coady’s excellent performance and the use audio recordings from her past“.
– 4,5 stars, The Reviews Hub

Cast & Crew

    • Written, Directed and Designed by Doireann Coady
    • Composed by Rob Moloney
    • Dramaturg: Gary Keegan
    • Associate Artist: Grace Dyas
    • Lighting Design: Eoin Winning
    • Associate Costume and Set Designer: Sarah Foley
    • Choreographer: Ruairi O’Donovan
    • Therapeutic Facilitator: Mari Kennedy
“She's going to be doing a couple of songs, a couple of poems and maybe a few stories”