The politics of writing: playwright Nancy Harris on the drama of relationships
As the youngest child of writer parents, Nancy Harris had ample opportunity to observe the grown-ups. No wonder, then, that her plays often examine relationships – including Our New Girl, now at the Gate
Nancy Harris has known for most of her life that she wanted to be an artist. What she hasn't known is whether or not she wants to be a mother too.
"I've often wondered would I be a good mother,” Harris says, in a rehearsal room in Dublin’s city centre, where beams of sunlight sweep the room. "How would I cope? What if I hate it and regret the decision? The playwright instinct in me...
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Watch this space: the growing popularity of artist retreats
The pandemic and lockdown have revealed that what artists need most is not money but the freedom to create, and retreats around Ireland have been giving them that lifeline