Readings

2021 / Theatre Reading
HOME: Part One

The national theatre of Ireland’s response to the report on Mother and Baby Institutions. Donna reads the testimony of Christine Carroll – Tuam Mother and Baby Home. Home: Part One is a direct response to the report on Mother and Baby Homes, focusing on the testimonies of survivors. Home: Part One will be broadcast on St. Patrick’s Day 2021, a day where we celebrate our identity should also be a day for us to reflect on Ireland’s history and on the experiences of its citizens. It will be available to watch back for four months after.


2021 / Concert & Poetry Reading
Pride and Passion: Vistas of South America

The Degani Piano Trio perform on livestream a programme of Piazzolla’s ‘Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Piano Trio’ and ‘Oblivion’ and Rachel Quinn also performs other works for solo piano by South American composers Ginastera and Nazareth. The music is set alongside readings by Donna in Spanish and English of the poet Gabriela Mistral of Chile.

Watch on The Hugh Lane Art Gallery Youtube Channel
Listen on Lyric FM

2019 / Theatre Reading
UNDER WHICH FLAG?

Under Which Flag? was performed in Belfast in 2019 and in 2016 in Dublin Castle and Liberty Hall Theatre, where it all began. The play was first performed in Liberty Hall in March 1916, just a month before it’s writer and director James Connolly went out to lead the rebel forces in the Easter Rising.

Sabina Coyne-Higgins, wife of President Michael D Higgins, took to the stage in a rehearsed reading performance of Under Which Flag? Donna read the role of Mary O’Neill and afterwards read a letter from Norah Connolly. Press Release