Maria-McBride_Anne-Blair_Sheila-McBride_transcript.pdf

Unititled Story, by Maria McBride, Anne Blair, and Sheila McBride (story transcript) Deposited

Story Title: Untitled Story, by Maria McBride, Anne Blair, and Sheila McBride

Collection: The Memory Project (collection)
Organisation: Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd. (organisation)

The three sisters give an account of growing up in Newry, County Down, during the Troubles.

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Title
Untitled Story, by Maria McBride, Anne Blair, and Sheila McBride (story details)
Description
The joint video interview with Maria McBride, Anne Blair, and Sheila McBride was carried out by Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd. as part of The Memory Project. It is one of 12 video interviews. The film interview was recroded at Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast on 26 October 2013
Maria, Anne and Sheila are three sisters from Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Creator
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Date
2013
Format
Video
Language
English
CAIN Key Event: Bloody Sunday (30 January 1972)
CAIN Chronology: Gibraltar killings (6 March 1988)
CAIN Chronology: Civil Rights march, Newry (6 February 1972)
CAIN Chronology: Poyntzpass Killings (3 March 1998)
Story Title
Untitled Story, by Maria McBride, Anne Blair, and Sheila McBride
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Video
Story Source
The story has been deposited with Accounts of the Conflict.
Film interview available at website:
https://vimeo.com/120173492
Interview transcript also available:
http://www.smashingtimes.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Interview-with-Maria-McBride-Anne-Blair-Sheila-McBride-Transcripts-The-Memory-Project-Smashing-Times-Theatre-Company1.pdf
Interviewee Surname
McBride; McBride; and Blaire
Interviewee Forename(s)
Maria; Anne; and Sheila
Interviewee Gender
Female
Age
Anne 49 (in 2013);
Religion
Catholic
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Previous Address
Newry [County Down, Northern Ireland]
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
The three sisters give an account of growing up in Newry, County Down, during the Troubles.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Civil unrest
Events Mentioned
Gibraltar killings (6 March 1988);
Civil Rights march, Newry (6 February 1972);
Bloody Sunday (30 January 1972);
Poyntzpass killings (3 March 1998)
Places Mentioned
Newry [County Down, Northern Ireland];
Bessbrook [County Armagh, Northern Ireland];
People Mentioned
Bernadette Devlin
Organisations Mentioned
British Army (BA)

Publication InformationShowHide

Title
Unititled Story, by Maria McBride, Anne Blair, and Sheila McBride (story transcript)
Creator
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Date
26 October 2013
Format
PDF version of transcript
Language
English
Author
Maria McBride, Anne Blair, and Sheila McBride
Publication Title
Transcript of interview with Maria McBride, Anne Blair, and Sheila McBride
Publisher Location
Dublin
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Publication Type
Trancript
Publication Status
Published on-line
Number of Pages
12

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
The Memory Project (collection)
Description
"The Memory Project is an exciting, innovative arts programme that uses drama and theatre to deal with the past and build pathways for the future and to promote peace, reconciliation and mutual understanding in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties.
The project is run by Smashing Times Theatre Company in collaboration with Corrymeela Community / Irish Peace Centres and is funded through the EU’s European Regional Development fund through the PEACE III Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
The project consists of a series of creative storytelling happenings, workshops and dramatic performances, along with a television documentary which will be made to record the process." (from the Smashing Times Theatre Company website)
In addition to the 12 filmed interviews (involving 15 interviewees), the project also produced an hour-long documentary entitled 'The Memory Project: Stories from the Shadows' which documented the work of the theatre company, over the course of two years, as it carried out the project.
Two theatre productions were also presented as part of The Memory Project.
Creator
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Date
2015
Stories Collected
12
Stories Deposited
11

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd. (organisation)
Description
"Smashing Times is a professional theatre and film company involved in performance, training and participation. The work is underpinned by a rights-based approach and a commitment to artistic excellence and social engagement. The company has four high profile patrons – Sabina Higgins, Áras an Uachtaráin First Lady; Joan Freeman, CEO, Pieta House; Ger Ryan, Actor; and Tim Pat Coogan, Author and Historian.
The company was established in 1991 by a group of women actors, who met at the Focus Theatre, Dublin. These women were interested in challenging the elitist position that theatre sometimes holds in Irish society. Today the work takes place at local, national and transnational levels and is presented in a range of settings from the professional theatre space to on tour in schools and communities where we are invited to work with people collaboratively." (from the Smashing Times Theatre website)
Smashing Times has undertaken a number of projects and The Memory Project (2012-2015) involved story-telling related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Date Formed
1991
Status
In operation (checked February 2015)
Address
Coleraine House
Coleraine Street
Dublin 7
Ireland
Telephone
+ 353 (0) 1 8656613
Email
freda@smashingtimes.ie

Citation

Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.. (26 October 2013). Unititled Story, by Maria McBride, Anne Blair, and Sheila McBride (story transcript).
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 15 December 2017 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/index.php/items/show/3495>

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