Gina Moxley

Criticism

Life
b. Cork; ed. at Crawford School of Art; writes for touring company Rough Magic; plays incl. Danti-Dan with Rough Magic (Project Arts Th., Dublin; Hampstead Th., London 1994), featuring the accidental death of a handicapped boy involved with a group of teenage girls; also played at The Hawk’s Well, Sligo, and afterwards at Backstage Theatre, and Centre of the Arts, Longford (Summer 1995);
 
Dog House (National Theatre/Cottesloe Th., London 1997), commissioned by BT National Connections Scheme, along with along with Cuba by Liz Lochhead; also played at Waterford Youth Drama, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, 1998); Toupees and Snare Drums (Coisceim Dance Co./ Peacock Th., Tea Set (Fisamble St. Co./Civic Th., Dublin 2000), a two-hander, unpublished;
 
has appeared in plays of Sebastian Barry, Declan Hughes and other Irish playwrights; also films including The Butcher Boy; solo in Jacqueline Harpman’s Mistress of Silence; played Jocasta in Oedipus Loves You to international acclaim (Pan Theatre); TV credits incl. Lapsed Catholics (C4 & RTÉ); the six-part RTÉ drama series Molloy; Act of Betrayal, an and the Irish-Australian mini-series with Elliot Gould;
 
also in films incl. The Butcher Boy and Hear My Song; lead in Snakes and Ladders, and The Sun, the Moon and the Stars (Summer 1995); winner of Stewart Parker Trust Award for new writers, 1996; holder of Irish Arts Council bursary; lives in Dublin.

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Works
  • Danti-Dan, in Frank McGuinness sel. and ed., The Dazzling Dark: New Irish Plays (London: Faber & Faber 1996), pp.[3]-71, with Afterword, pp.72-74 [printed with plays by Jimmy Murphy, Tom MacIntyre, and Marina Carr.]
  • Dog House, in Two Plays By Liz Lochead and Gina Moxley (London: Nelson Thornes 2000), q.pp..

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Criticism
Maria Kurdi, ‘Foregrounding the Body and Performance in Plays by Gina Moxley, Emma Donoghue and Marina Carr’, in Irish Literature Since 1990: Diverse Voices, ed. Scott Brewster & Michael Parker (Manchester UP 2009) [Chap. 2].

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Reference
Frank McGuinness, sel. and ed., The Dazzling Dark: New Irish Plays (London: Faber & Faber 1996), incls. bibligraphical note citing her work as writer-performer on The Basement (RTÉ); Hidden Agenda (RTÉ Radio); Sunday Miscellany (RTÉ Radio); Ten Minute Tales (RTÉ); Crack 90s, and Stitch That (Irish Arts Centre, NY); also appearances in The Playboy of the Western World (Almeida Th.), The Way of the World (Rough Magic), New Morning and Digging for Fire (Rough Magic and Bush Th.), Boss Grady’s Boys, and Prayers for Sherkin (Peacock); Fear of Fathers (Andrew’s Lane th.); TV credits incl. Family; The Lilac Bus; Act of Betrayal; A Song for Europe; Nighthawks; The Basement Comedy Show; also appearance on The Late Late Show; film credits incl. Hear My Song; Joyriders; Lapsed Catholics; Clash of the Ash; Snakes and Ladders; The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars; Danti-Dan, a first play, resulted from a Rough Magic commission. [No. bio-dates given.]
 
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Film Reference [online] lists appearances: Mary’s neighbor, Joyriders, 1988; Brenda Ryan, Hear My Song, Miramax, 1991; Science teacher, The Family, 1994; Girl at confessional, Moll Flanders, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996; Kate, Snakes and Ladders, Lucky Red, 1996; Monica, The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, 1996; Mary, The Butcher Boy, Warner Bros., 1997; Widow Flynn, This Is My Father, Sony Pictures Classics, 1998; Sergeant Duggan, Saltwater, Buena Vista Ireland, 2000. Also Television Appearances: Mary Hartnett, Clash of the Ash, PBS, 1992; Aide, “Nanny Knows Best,” Look at the State We’re In!, 1995. Stage Appearances: Carmel, Our Father, Almeida Theatre, London, 1999. Plays: Dog House, Waterford Youth Drama, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland, 1998 [sic].
 
Website pages incl. www.irishplayography.com; www.doollee.com, www.filmreference.com, et al.

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Notes
Danti-Dan
[1994], set ‘on a stretch of road in the middle of nowhere outside Cork city during the interminable hot summer of 1970’; it deals with the emerging sexuality of teenage girls, and the accidental death of a mentally retarded boy through the jealous and bullying behaviour of one of them.

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