William-Caughey_transcript.pdf

Unititled Story, by William Caughey (story transcript) Deposited

Story Title: Untitled Story, by William Caughey

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

William Caughey gives an account of his early family life and the impact of the Troubles. His time in England working as a psychiatric nurse and his return to Northern Ireland to live. His work with Smashing Times Theatre Company.

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Title
Untitled Story, by William Caughey (story details)
Description
The video interview with William Caughey 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 recorded at Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards on 31 September 2013.
William Caughey, originally from Newtownards, County Down, was a member of the British Army in Northern Ireland and a psychiatric nurse.
Creator
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Date
2013
Format
Video
Language
English
CAIN Chronology: Warrenpoint Attack (27 August 1979)
Story Title
Untitled Story, by William Caughey
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/120594188
Interview transcript also available:
http://www.smashingtimes.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Interview-with-William-Caughey-Transcript-The-Memory-Project-Smashing-Times-Theatre-Company1.pdf
Interviewee Surname
Caughey
Interviewee Forename(s)
William
Interviewee Gender
Male
Age
56 (in 2013)
Religion
Protestant
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Occupation during conflict
British soldier, Member of British Army (BA),
Previous Address
Newtownards [County Down, Northern Ireland]
Status
Former member of British Army (BA), former member of Security Forces; Former Psychiatric Nurse
Story Abstract
William Caughey gives an account of his early family life and the impact of the Troubles. His time in England working as a psychiatric nurse and his return to Northern Ireland to live. His work with Smashing Times Theatre Company.
Dates Mentioned
27 August 1979
Events Mentioned
Warrenpoint Attack (27 August 1979)
Places Mentioned
Warrenpoint [County Down, Northern Ireland]

Publication InformationShowHide

Title
Unititled Story, by William Caughey (story transcript)
Creator
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Date
31 September 2013
Format
PDF version of transcript
Language
English
Author
William Caughey
Publication Title
Transcript of interview with William Caughey
Publisher Location
Dublin
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Publication Type
Transcript
Publication Status
Published on-line
Number of Pages
9

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

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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.. (31 September 2013). Unititled Story, by William Caughey (story transcript). Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd..
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 19 December 2018 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/3491>

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