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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 exotic dancers.
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


Starring:
Mirjana Rendulic

Credits:
Written by Mirjana Rendulic
Directed by Aoife Spillane Hinks
Produced by Stone's Throw Theatre

Bio's:

Aoife Spillane-Hinks
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 Festivals)

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:
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.

Review by Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11050708/Pole-dancing-play-finally-gives-young-migrant-women-a-voice.html