While debuting Yes and Yes in Philadelphia in September, our Artistic Director Liz Roche caught up with Professor Joseph Lennon at Villanova University, to discuss Liz's experience with reading and finding movement in James Joyce's Ulysses.
"I felt I had great license in making this piece to just follow that stream of consciousness, similar to Joyce. That's really where I'm happiest, seeing where the movement plays out, seeing what it grows into and how it evaporates. That's been a real joy in this making. I've given myself total license to indulge myself in that way."
Yes and Yes performed at The John and Joan Mullen Centre for Performing Arts, Philadelphia in September 2022.
This podcast was produced by The Centre for Irish Studies at Villanova University Podcast Series. The Centre for Irish Studies at Villanova University has been a leader for four decades in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship on Ireland in a global framework. The Centre connects students to local community organizations while also preparing them to become citizens equipped to take on the world’s most pressing challenges.
Yes and Yes by Liz Roche is a co-production between Solas Nua in Washington DC and Liz Roche Company in partnership with Cork Opera House. Commissioned by Solas Nua. Kindly supported by Culture Ireland and The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon.