The pandemic set adrift the performance industry. In this month’s Limerick Lady podcast, Jenny McDonald explains how she and a group of women chose to build their own boat.
Originally from Toronto, Jenny McDonald is a theatre-maker and facilitator based in Dublin. She is the creator and director of SoloSIRENs, a Tallaght-based collective of emerging and established theatre artists amplifying women’s voices onstage and beyond. SoloSIRENs recently produced Cessair, a performance and installation at the Civic Theatre, that used the Irish myth of Cessair as a container for stories of 100 women collected around Ireland and the world.
The Limerick Lady is a grassroots movement shining a spotlight on female performing artists. The aim of the Limerick Lady is to boost female visibility, encourage gender parity across the board, and encourage young women to embark on careers in typically male-dominated industries. The podcast is co-hosted by Emma Langford and Ann Blake, and recorded with support from The Limerick Post Newspaper and the Feminist Supermarket at Ormston House.