Stones Throw Theatre presents
Broken Promise Land
By Mirjana Rendulic
Directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks
Sick of life in her war-torn country, guided by MTV
hits and Hollywood sitcoms, Stefica takes on a new name
and embarks on a quest for an American education, and
ends up in a Dublin lap dancing club. With frankness
and humour, she teaches us the tricks of the trade--and
shares secrets she can't tell anyone else. Based on
performer Mirjana Rendulic's own experiences, and directed
by Aoife Spillane-Hinks (The King's Feet, The Yellow
Wallpaper), this piece dispels easy preconceptions about
Critically acclaimed production in London, Dublin, Limerick,
Galway, Electric Picnic, Foundation 13 Arts Festival
in Tullamore, Offaly.
The Play is suitable for 16+; minimal adult content.
'4 stars' The Irish Times
'Delivered by an instantly likeable Rendulic... it
is captivating.' Sunday Times
It's moving, it's funny and it's a must see.' Entertainment.ie
'Actress, writer Mirjana Rendulic ensures a depth of
perspective in portraying the Dublin life of an immigrant
exotic dancer'. Limerick Post.
'The play that finally gives young migrant women a
voice!' Telegraph. co.uk
Written by Mirjana Rendulic
Directed by Aoife Spillane Hinks
Produced by Stone's Throw Theatre
Aoife Spillane's Hinks's directorial credits include
The King's Feet ( Chalk Talk Theatre Company/Lir/ Fringe
Festival 2013), Plaza Suite (Rough Magic/Gaiety Theatre);
TEXT messages (Project Arts Centre), The yellow Wallpaper
(Then This Theatre/ABSOLUT Fringe); Hamlet (Second Age),
Boston Marriage (Gate Theatre/Dublin Theatre Festival),
True Enough! (Making Strange/ABSOLUT Fringe); Serious
Money (Rough Magic/AIB SEEDS Showcase), Yesterday and
Incident Occured (Dublin Youth Theatre); All Dressed
Up to Go Dreaming (Pope Joan/Edinburgh and Dublin Fringe
Aoife is currently developing a re-imagined version
of Johann Strauss's Die Fiedermaus with composer Tom
Lane, in association with the Pan Pan International
Mentorship and Bursary Programme.
Aoife acted as associate director to Alan Stanford on
Jane Eyre (Gate Theatre) and assistant director to Tom
Murphy on Sanctuary Lamp (b*spoke/Arcola Theatre, London),
to Tom Creed on Una Santa Oscura (Project Arts Centre),
to Lynne Parker on Benefactors (b*spoke) and to Tom
Creed on Life is a Dream (Rough Magic)
Aoife trained as a director on Rough Magic/AIB SEEDS
programme. She holds BA in Folklore and Mythology from
Harvard University and an MA in Drama and Theatre Studies
from NUI Galway.
Mirjana Rendulic is an actress, writer and drama facilitator
based in Dublin for the past 13 years.
She holds a Diploma in Speech and Drama, Fetac Diploma
in Theatre Studies, Higher National Diploma in Performing
Arts, Gold Medal in Acting from London Academy of Dramatic
Arts, Fetac Diploma in Drama Facilitation.
Stage appearances include Kalena in "Anything
But Love" with Joan Sheehy Productions which re-opened
Belltable Arts Centre in 2010. Site -specific work includes
a one woman show "Sylvia's Quest" which she
co-devised with Wonderland Productions, lead role in
Shakespeare's Measure for Measure as part of Dublin
Shakespeare Festival, Living on Light- 15 min own monologue
performed at Peacock Theatre in 2008.
Mirjana acted in RTE and BBC television drama series
"Amber" as well as in a lead role in 'The
Last Show' by RML Films currently broadcast around the
world, a short film 'Used' by Fastnet Films and a lead
in a feature film 'Ecstasy of Isobel Mann' by October
Eleven Pictures. She has also appeared in 'Transgender
EU' a video by Invisible Thread Films directed by Bob
Gallagher and a music video by Rosin O.
Mirjana is currently a Drama Facilitator with Laois
County Council and the Abbey Theatre. She directed two
shows with Portlaoise Youth Theatre in 2017. In 2014
Mirjana developed a Migrant Drama Project with the Abbey
Theatre and Migrants Rights Centre; she also co-devised
a youth theatre show "Many voices One Say"
with a Complex Youth Theatre, "our Neighbourhood",
a play performed by members of a Brookfield Youth Club
in Tallaght and a Christmas Show with members of Artane
Day Care Centre.
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