The Healing Verse

Caroline Lynch

Caroline Lynch

Caroline Lynch is from Cork and has been living in Galway since 2006. She has been working in theatre since 1999, starting with The Playboy of the Western World (Pegeen Mike) at the Everyman Palace, Cork. She worked in Sligo with Blue Raincoat Theatre Company. Productions there included Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) by Shakespeare and Play (Woman 1) by Beckett. In Dublin she played Lady Olivia in a Natural Shocks production of Twelfth Night and she worked at the Peacock in Sons and Daughters, two short plays for children by Jim Nolan and Marina Carr. In 2007 she co-founded Mephisto Theatre Company in Galway and with them she has acted in, among others: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Miss Prism); The Morning After Optimism by Tom Murphy (Rosie); The World’s Wifeby Carol Ann Duffy; The Mai by Marina Carr (The Mai); and Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan (Mother Victoria). She has also directed a number of productions – Grenades by Tara McKevitt, The Honey Spike by Bryan MacMahon both for Mephisto and The Bear by Chekhov for Painted Bird Productions. She has an MA in Writing from NUIG and a book of poems, Lost in the Gaeltacht, published by Salmon Poetry. She has written two plays, the most recent of which, Almost a Fantasy, was produced by Mephisto for the Galway Theatre Festival 2011.


The Healing Verse: a twenty minute performance of poetry that is based on the lived experience of illness, recovery and growth [ view full abstract ]


P-1 » Short Play (12:45 - Tuesday, 31st March, lecture Theatre)