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From Mayo to Tokyo: The McGowan Trilogy Across Borders | Online Webinar

27th November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


We are delighted to support UCD Japan Fair 2020 this year and together with UCD Japan and UCD Centre for Japanese Studies would like to invite you to an online webinar ‘From Mayo to Tokyo: The McGowan Trilogy Across Borders’.

During this session find out how a 300-word flash fiction piece transitioned to a full-length stage play ‘The McGowan Trilogy’, and then transferred to Japan.

Date: Friday, 27th November 2020
Time: 1-2 PM
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/from-mayo-to-tokyo-the-mcgowan-trilogy-across-borders-tickets-126449268165?aff=erelpanelorg

How did a flash fiction piece about The Disappeared in Northern Ireland develop into a one-act play, was then incorporated into a full length play The McGowan Trilogy which was commissioned and produced by The Cell Theater Company, premiered in New York and played in Galway, Mayo and Hastings and published by Arlen House. CAT productions then decided to stage it in Japan. It was translated into Japanese by Chizuru Urabe and performed in Japan in July 2018 directed by Eriko Ogawa staring Tori MatsuzakaBunichi HamanakaShuriShin KoyanagiAyumi Tanida and Keiko Takahashi.

Seamus Scanlon is the librarian at City College Downtown in Manhattan which houses City College’s Centre for Worker Education. It was co-founded in the 1980s by organized labor and academics at City College so that working adults could obtain college degrees with all classes in the evenings and on Saturdays.

Scanlon is a playwright, screenwriter and fiction writer. His books include As Close As You’ll Ever Be (Cairn Press), The McGowan Trilogy (Arlen House) and Irlanda en el corazón (Artepoetica Press). Films include The Butterfly Love Song (Ireland/USA, 2019) and The Long Wet Grass (Ireland/USA, 2017). More details at www.seamusscanlon.com

As well as the Japanese translation of The McGowan Trilogy and its production in Aichi, Hyogo and Tokyo www.mcgowantrilogy.com his latest collaboration with Japanese (and Irish) artists is Echoes of Calling created by Akiko Kitamura.

He is a Fellow of MacDowell, The Centre for Fiction and The Brown Foundation Fellows Residency Program at Dora Maar House. He is also an award-winning librarian (Carnegie Corporation/New York Times).

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/from-mayo-to-tokyo-the-mcgowan-trilogy-across-borders-tickets-126449268165?aff=erelpanelorg