by Finnegan Kruckemeyer
Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made – one sister will walk one way, one the other, and the third will stay right where she is. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, and fought vikings, and crossed oceans, and tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women.
“It was funny and happy and sad… this play has fantastic performances and you could never get bored even after a 100 times.” - Rossa, Aged 9.
Age recommendation: 8+, recommended for young audiences and their families.
To accompany the audio series of This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing by Finegan Kruckemeyer, the Creative Learning team at Graffiti Theatre Company have created a special series of fun, creative prompts for teachers, parents, and carers of children. These activities support the listeners’ enjoyment of the episodes and enable a deeper engagement with the piece.
Each of the five audio episodes is accompanied by a set of activities that include:
- An art activity
- A creative writing prompt or task
- A drama exercise
Each set of fun, interactive activities aim to help teachers, parents, or carers to further explore the themes and characters in each episode.
Story explores Themes: Resilience, adventure, following your own path, coming of age, forgiveness, family, home, travel and fairytale.
Prompts are easy to follow with clear instructions. The art prompt clearly outlines any materials required. You will need very few materials, and there are opportunities for make and do. You can use whatever you have in your art and craft supplies. Paper for drawing, some colouring supplies (paint, colouring pencils, or crayons), cardboard, lollipop sticks and lots of imagination.
Each activity is a standalone exercise to accompany each episode and can be adjusted to be as long or as short as class time allows.
We hope you will enjoy bringing the adventures, and wild and wonderful worlds of Albienne, Beatrix and Carmen.
John McCarthy: The Woodcutter
Áine Ní Laoghaire: Albienne
Julie Maguire: Beatrix
Amber Deasy: Carmen
Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer
Production Company: Graffiti Theatre Company
Director: Niall Cleary
Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
Sound Operator: Hanan Sheedy