Joanne Ryan's acclaimed, multi-award winning show is a funny, tender and moving exploration of reproduction in 21st-Century Ireland. Looking down the barrel of her final fertile years, one modern Irish woman goes on a comical quest to uncover the ifs, hows and crucially the whys of reproducing her genes.

Mixed animation with stand-up, monologue and hilarious recorded interjections from Ryan's mother, Eggsistentialism takes a light-hearted but unflinching look at one of life's most compelling dilemmas: should making a life for oneself involve making another?

The Creative Team

Joanne Ryan | Writer, Performer

Joanne is a multi-award winning Irish actor, voice over artist and playwright. She has an Associate Diploma in Performance from Trinity College London, has been working in the arts for almost a decade and loves to make quality, ambitious and socially-engaged work. Her solo multimedia show Eggsistentialism, (writer and performed by Joanne, directed and developed by Veronica Coburn) premiered in Dublin Fringe Festival in 2016 and was presented as part of Culture Ireland’s Showcase at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it enjoyed critical acclaim and won a Lustrum Award, a Best Storytelling Bouquet and The Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award. In November this year Joanne tours the show to Cyprus and will be the first Irish theatre maker ever to present work there. Significant national and international touring of the show is planned for 2018. In addition to her work as a playwright and maker, Joanne has performed on stage with many companies in Ireland. In 2014 she was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in What Happened Bridgie Cleary. She played bunny boiler Grace Gallagher in Irish soap opera Ros na Rún for two years and her other film and TV work includes Malartú Intinne and An Chúirt (TG4), Sgt Mattie, A Rebel Act (RTÉ) and Day Off (Behind the Scenes).

Veronica Coburn | Dramaturg/Director

Neil O Driscoll | Animation

Sin ad Diskin | Sound Design

Pauric Hackett | Set & Lighting Design

Su anne Keogh | Costume Design


"Close to a Masterpiece: intelligent, thoughtful, wry, funny and above all, loving"

The Independent on Sunday

"Impeccable comic timing and captivating stage presence"

The Irish Times

"Important,,, relatable... elevates a thoughtful personal piece into something universally political"

The Scotsman


Best Storytelling Bouquet Edinburgh

Winner Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award

Winner the Lustrom Award for Best Festival Moment

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Fri Sep 7, 2018
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM MYT
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