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Writings from our Long Story Short series

first lockdown, a selection of writings...

This week on Drama On One: As we mark the anniversary of the first lockdown,  we present a selection of new Irish writing commissioned over the past twelve months, each of them connecting in some way with our experience of the pandemic

Mise Agus Ise le Caitriona Ni Mhurchu
Ach ar dtús, [and celebrating Seachtain Na Gaeilge ] seo agaibh "Mise agus Ise" le Caitríona Ní Mhurchú. Donncha Crowley is a man remembering the loss of a loved one in a world leveraged by a lockdown of loneliness .
Kevin Reynolds a bhí i mbun léiriú. 


The Jumpin Inn by Little John Nee
Written, performed and scored by Little John Nee - a radio companion to his ongoing audio series, imagining close encounters in the time of Covid 19.
Debbie Wright played Charlie.
The Jumpin' Inn series was originally commissioned by Earagail Arts Festival and the Glens Arts Centre, Manorhamilton.
Sound Supervision was by Ruth Kennington
The producer for RTE  was Kevin Brew


My Huckleberry Friend by Michele Forbes
Our next Long Story Short is  My Huckleberry Friend written by Michele Forbes and starring Owen Roe.  
While writing the funeral eulogy for his estranged father the past blows open for Stephen.  Childhood memories of his time in America, where he forged a deep and everlasting bond with his cousin Toby, come flooding back. My Huckleberry Friend by Michele Forbes was directed by Gorretti Slavin 


Long Story Short by Tracy Martin 
Here,  Angeline Ball stars as Karen in A Long Story Short by Tracy Martin
Karen is one of the lucky ones. Nobody she knows personally has fallen sick from Covid 19. 
While the world outside screeches to a halt, Karen turns her focus to what’s happening on the other side of the garden fence
A Long Story Short by Tracy Martin was produced by the Series Producer of Drama On One, Kevin Reynolds.


All Out of Happy Faces by Norma Sheahan
written and performed by Norma Sheahan with Michael Joseph and Jodi Benwell.
Produced by Kevin Brew 


And of course all of our featured Long Story Shorts are available to stream or download at rte.ie/dramaonone