Category: Rehearsed Play Reading Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th
Above the local bookshop, in a small, weathered village in County Mayo, Philip sits surrounded by unpacked books and a SuperValu Pain Au Chocolat. Having arrived from Dublin after breaking up with his boyfriend, Philip finds himself lost and searching for meaning in the small coastal community.
‘A Man of No Importance’ is a short monologue which reflects on the nuances of loneliness, moving on, and running away from our past. In the quiet conversations with Phoebe the bookshop owner, and the elderly locals, Philip mediates on the rituals of the city, and whether a young gay man can find a new beginning in this quiet rural community.
This play was a Larry Kramer Bursary recipient 2020 and is featured in our 2020 book ‘The Plays Inside: Irish LGBTQ+ plays from a time of isolation‘ available to purchase online.
BY: Marcus Bateson