‘The Body of an American’ Video Interviews and footage




The Royal & Derngate have released an exciting new video for The Body Of An American, including glimpses of footage and interviews with the cast (Damien Molony, William Gaminara), writer (Dan O’Brien) and director (James Dacre).

Check it out below.


The production has received outstanding reviews from critics and audiences, Damien’s performance being highly commended:

The Guardian – Lyn Gardner | 26 January 2014
“Damien Molony is Dan, a man struggling to finish his play and face his own demons. The acting is knockout, it has the muscular quality of a contest and yet it is scrupulously generous, too.”

Damien Molony Forum – fifi | 26 January 2014
“Surrounded by the audience and with only a chair to hide behind, Damien is compelling as the playwright, drawing the audience into his world with a truthful performance worthy of such open, honest writing.”

Exuent magazine – Stewart Pringle | 21 January 2014
“The challenging text is impressively wrangled by William Gaminara and Damien Molony, who flit between dozens of incidental characters as well as sudden impersonations of one another’s characters with superb clarity.”

Whats On Stage – Jimmy Kelly | 21 January 2014
“actors William Gaminara and Damien Molony (both superb) share between them around 80 parts – switching roles even in mid-sentence. They present not just myriad characters from countries as diverse Somalia, Afganistan and Northern Canada; but the difficult and fractured personalities of both the writer and photographer, who by their own reckoning are each to at least some degree, “crazy misfits”.”

The Stage – Aleks Sierz | 21 January 2014
“Gaminara and Molony as the world-weary Paul and the enquiring Dan are both excellent.”

Timeout London – Patrick Marmion | 21 January 2014
“the performers impress most with William Gaminara’s Paul having the gaunt look of a man who’s been to the end of the line and Damien Molony’s fleshier cheeks belying an intensity of his own”

The Upcoming | 21 January 2014
“Molony and Gaminara are both excellent, doing justice to a complex and powerful script.”

London Evening Standard – Henry Hitchings | 21 January 2014
“Two actors, William Gaminara and Damien Molony, play roughly 30 characters. Gaminara is gut-wrenchingly believable as Paul, whose air of decisive toughness prompts a nagging Dan (the equally impressive Molony) to accuse him of giving a “kind of Hemingway patina” to his recollections.”


Damien is currently appearing in The Body Of An American at the Gate Theatre (London). The play moves to the Royal & Derngate (Northampton) 27 February.

The Gate Theatre
until 14 February
020 7229 0706

Royal & Derngate
27 February – 8 March
Box office: 01604 624811


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