We are delighted to announce that Eileen Gibbons will be offered developmental, mentorship and commissioning support towards her new play The Common Good. axis has had a long relationship with Eileen having produced her smash hit Waiting for Elvis in 2013 and we are really excited to see what emerges from this.
The Common Good was originally developed out of Eileen's time as part of the Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) Age & Opportunity Prime programme.
THE COMMON GOOD
The Irish Constitution states that:
‘by her life within the home the woman gives to the state a support without which the common good cannot be achieved.’
‘A woman gives to the state’.
There is no hourly rate. There are no contracts, no terms and conditions, no pension, no retirement party. There is just silent and stoic support.
‘The Common Good’ sets out to explore the value that is placed on the mountains of unpaid work that is done by women.