What’s The Story?
In the context of his TULCA installation Boxes, Martin Sharry has produced a new live work, What’s The Story?, to be read by an actor three times during the festival – Thursday 10th, Thursday 17th and Saturday 19th. Martin explores the vagaries of life, translation and punding. Approx 30minutes.
Martin Sharry writes and performs, primarily for theatre. His work has had successful runs at the Dublin Fringe, Cork Solstice and the Galway Theatre Festival. He attempted live art in Live Collision and Gateshead International Festival of Theatre. Last year he collaborated with Brendan Rehill on a show on Inis Oirr that involved a sound walk. And his most recent work saw him perform as a stand-up comedian in the Tiger Dublin Fringe. All this betrays a promiscuous interest in form and a sensitivity to context and convention. This interest in the live event starts with the boundary between spectator and actor. This dynamic determines the content. This usually evolves into themes of bearing witness, the role of language and awkward tragicomedy. He is currently working on Playboy a show inspired by JM Synge’s Playboy of the Western World which received funding from the Arts Council. He has benefitted from programmes such as MAKE and The Next Stage. Martin studied English and Folklore in UCC and then completed a Masters in Drama and Theatre Studies in NUIG. He is from Inis Oirr and based in Dublin