Plays in a Peace Process brings together dramatic writing by Dave Duggan in response to the peace process in Ireland between 1994 and 2007. The clashing of cultures, the pressure on policing in a society coming out of conflict, the relationship between victims and perpetrators in political violence, the search for truth in The Saville Inquiry, the challenge of truth recovery generally and the impact of globalisation on industry are dramatised. All these plays were professionally produced and toured to venues across Ireland and to Liverpool, Edinburgh and New York. An adaptation of one of them was produced in Afghanistan.
Waiting . . . may be a very short piece, but it has deep resonances that remain in the mind long after it finishes. This is the kind of play that makes people think and its strongest suit is in showing how each of the protagonists can help each other to a deeper understanding of themselves, their beliefs and their lives.
The British Theatre Guide 2004, at The Edinburgh Fringe
Plays in a Peace Process will interest theatre lovers, people involved in peace building and conflict resolution, writers, actors and directors, academics, practitioners and the general public.
Reviews and Interviews:
RTE The Arts Show with Vincent Woods: Dave Duggan discusses his work
Book Review in Verbal magainze
Verbal magazine quizzes Dave Duggan about plays, publication and politics
Culture NI: Playwright Dave Duggan finds a new audience in Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley
BBC Live News Report of UN's Afghan Travelling Theatre performing AH 6905
Hope Buidling website: Irish drama helps Afghanis come to terms with years of war
Published June 2008, softback, 128pp, 198mm (tall) x 129mm