DENIZEN by Dave Duggan is a courtroom drama, written in
verse, in which the last republican dissident challenges himself to
build a future without violence.
The drama is a ‘speech from the dock’. There is a chorus of guards
and an audience of citizens. There is a table of forensic evidence,
which takes us through Denizen’s life and actions.
The context of civil and international conflict, as well as the
arguments Denizen faces personally and publicly, underpins this
literary and dramatic work.
This new drama further extends the range of Dave Duggan’s work
which, while rooted in the place where he lives, has already
reached audiences and readers across Ireland and in Edinburgh,
Liverpool, New York and Afghanistan.
‘Dave Duggan is a respected Northern Ireland writer,
participating in all aspects of drama throughout Ireland,
as a playwright, film-maker, director and novelist. His
contribution to the arts in Ireland, north and south, is well
recognised and he is considered to be one of the most
dedicated, hard-working and inventive playwrights of his
generation in Ireland.’
Drama Officer, Arts Council NI
ISBN 978 1 906271 87 9
Published May 2014, softback, 80pp, 197mm (tall) x 125mm