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The Ceasefire Babies by Fiona Doyle

The Ceasefire Babies by Fiona Doyle

Fiona Doyle began by looking at the rise in the youth Republican movements across Ireland and in this found a story that looks at the relationship our identities and beliefs have with the past. Do we inherit our beliefs? Can a cycle of ideology and disagreement be broken and who can take the first step?

In a city still divided by a crumbling wall, siblings Mikey and Jamie no longer see eye to eye. There’s change in the air and not everyone’s ready for it. Jamie wants to reignite the old conflicts of her father and uncle but Mikey and their friends must decide to either take hold of their own destinies, or allow the ghosts of the past to dictate their futures.

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Fiona Doyle

Fiona Doyle is a Cill Rialaig resident artist and is currently under commission at Hampstead Theatre. She completed the John Burgess Playwriting Course in 2012. Her work in theatre includes Coolatully at the Finborough and for Mead Theatre Lab in Washington DC; Deluge at Hampstead; and MS Y (short) as part of the Young Vic’s 5 Plays, in addition to a placement at the National Theatre Studio.

Fiona Doyle has been the recipient of the Phelim Donlon Playwright’s Bursary and Residency Award and a Peggy Ramsay Foundation grant and has won the Papatango New Writing Prize, the Eamon Keane Full-Length Play Award and a Helen Hayes Award recommendation.