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Veiled by Louise Lewis & Gorretti Slavin

..veiled, unveiled I'm still me..

Veiled written and devised by Louise Lewis and Gorretti Slavin 
Veiled is inspired by real events in the lives of women in the Irish Muslim community.  This audio presentation immerses the listener into a kaleidoscopic view of vignettes from the women’s, lives in an ever-changing Irish and world social landscape.
The play combines dramatic scenes, spoken word, archive audio as well as location recordings reflecting the experiences of some Muslim women in Ireland.  
Poetic excerpts in Veiled are written and performed by Raneem Saleh 
Donna Anita Nikolaisen played Ghada 
Seána Kerslake played Ama 
 Nyree Yergainharsian was Zuhera
Charleigh Bailey played the role of Mira
Declan Brennan played the IRFU official and Helen Norton was Mira’s teacher, Louise Lewis played the part of concerned passer-by.
Poetry was written and performed by Raneem Saleh and also played the role of Ghada’s friend Zara

Other roles were played by the company and by the students of the Lir Academy.

 With thanks to Siobhan Madigan and Michael Corcoran from RTÉ Sport
 and also to Gabriel Egan for the  soccer commentary

The programme contained excerpts from  RTÉ Factaul programmes ‘Now It’s Personal’ 

With special thanks to Amina Moustafa and Rosa Bukhatw who were interviewed for the programme.
Extra sound contributions from Kevin Brew

Sound Supervision and Sound Design were by Ciarán Dunne

Veiled was directed by Gorretti Slavin.

Special mention also to Ken McCue of SARI (Sport Against Racism Ireland) and to the women of the Clonskeagh Mosque

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1st TX 25th June 2017

1st Repeat 8th April 2018