Artist Jessica Courtney Leen
Title Waiting for Wifi
Jessica is an actor and a writer based in Dublin. She trained at The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin for two years and went on to write her debut play Two of Clubs, with an original score, which debuted at Theatre Upstairs in Dublin for two weeks in December, 2017, as well as playing at Listowel Writers Week 2018, Cork Arts Theatre Oct 2018. In February 2018 she wrote, directed and performed a working development piece called Waiting For Wifi at Smock Alley Theatre in Scene & Heard Festival of New Work. She moved to London in March 2019 and continued to develop this piece into a full length play as well as adapting it as a series pilot episode for screen. This theatre piece is still in its development stages and Jessica is working with director Raymond Keane to bring it to full fruition. Jessica specialises in comedic and physical theatre, working a lot with a multi-character disciplinary. As a musician, she also experiments with voiceover and sound artistry in her work. Her most recent acting work was with BBC & RTE Dublin Murders.
Maggie is the girl whose life you love to hate, as she sifts effortlessly through South America on the back of her successful travel blog. Except for the fact that Maggie is an agoraphobic failed Journalism graduate hiding in her bedroom in Rathmines for the past year having moved from Cork to try break Dublin. Surviving on Tesco home delivery and working as an online GAA content curator for Balls.ie, she has her family and friends fooled to believe she is living her best global life, all the while living within the same four walls. But tonight, an interrupted Maggie must weather through the unexpected storm of existentialism amidst a quarter life identity crisis.
A comedic, all-baring glance into the mind of an introverted extrovert desperate for a connection when the power goes and the world she exists in disappears.
We are presenting it for SHOW in its simplest form, with minimal lighting and voiceover features.
Storyhorse intend to bring this show to Cork and Dublin in 2020 for a full run, as well as to Edinburgh Fringe in August 2020.
Friday, 6th Dec
30 minutes approx.
Will be followed by a conversation with the artist