By the Bog of Cats

By the Bog of Cats was produced in the Fall of 2010 at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Directed and coached by Michelle Lopez-Rios.

I introduced students to magical realism while directing and coaching By the Bog of Cats. We collaborated with the Center for Celtic Studies, learning traditional folk dances, listening to music and learning the flat midlands Irish dialect. Then we celebrated with “Center for Celtic Studies Night at the Peck School of the Arts” during the run of the show. Irish studies professor José Lanters presented a preshow talk about the playwright Marina Carr and the play.

The following is a short excerpt from Act I provided solely for purposes of sample dialect work.




By the Bog of Cats (pdf)


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