Damien Molony to appear in ‘The Body of an American’

The Body Of An American


Damien will be appearing alongside William Gaminara in the UK premiere of The Body of an American by Dan O’Brien, at the Gate Theatre (London) and the Royal and Derngate theatre (Northampton) early next year.

The American writer was awarded both the Edward M Kennedy Playwriting Prize and 2013 PEN Award For Drama for the play, described as a ‘documentary style drama’ about war and war reportage also featuring real life recordings and photography by Canadian photojournalist Paul Watson. The production will be directed by James Dacre.

Damien is no stranger to Dan O’Brien’s work, having read the titular poem from his ‘War Reporter’collection at the 2013 Forward Prizes for Poetry when he performed with WordTheatre on 1st October.

Details from the Royal & Derngate website:

Mogadishu, 1993. Paul Watson is a Canadian photojournalist who is about to take a picture that will win him the Pulitzer Prize.

Princeton, 2013, Dan O’Brien is an American writer who is struggling to finish his play about ghosts. Both men live worlds apart but a chance encounter over the airwaves sparks an extraordinary friendship that sees them journey from one of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul.

Flying from Kabul to the Canadian High Arctic, The Body Of An American is an exhilarating new form of documentary drama that splices the dialogue with actual recordings and photographs by Paul Watson. Performed in an intimate studio space created in our Underground, this production places these two men’s battles – both public and private – against a backdrop of some of the world’s most iconic images of war.

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The Body of an American runs from 16 January – 8th February at The Gate Theatre London, buy tickets here and 27th February – 8th March at the Royal and Derngate theatre, Northampton, buy tickets here.


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