Oscar McLennan

The Quiet Bastard

New York Premier

Performance Art

Mar 6 - 9, 2003

The Quiet Bastard was originally a half hour performance/installation collaboration between writer / performer Oscar McLennan & visual and performance artist Anne Seagrave, commissioned by the 2001 Dublin Fringe Festival. Already familiar with some of McLennan’s earlier work, UCLA LIVE director, Dave Sefton, attended one of the performances while visiting Dublin, and was so impressed by the experience that he immediately commissioned an hour long touring version – and so’the director’s cut’ came into being.

TQB – DIRECTOR’S CUT is written and performed by Oscar McLennan, with original slides, video and soundworks by Anne Seagrave. It is a multimedia text based performance which presents a surreal vision of urban life in the 21st century. A jungle of entrepreneurs and a desert of the soul, with no room for the marginallsed. Our lonely performer, himself an unwanted offspring of the Celtic Tiger, ultimately finds freedom by way of the extraordinary creations that emerge from the film studio he secretly carries in his head. A unique expeience in live art performance. Unpredictably funny, sad and savagely surreal.
Oscar McLennan has been writing and performing for the last twenty years. His highly acclaimed one man multimedia shows have toured extensively in Ireland, the UK, the USA and continental Europe. He has received commissions from the Franklin Furnace, New York, the Dublin Theatre Festival, The Tron Theatre, Glasgow, The Nottingham Arts Festival and The National Review of Live Art. His writing has appeared in numerous short story publications, been produced for radio in the UK and USA, and translated into Spanish, Catalan, French, & Polish. In 1998 he was shortlisted for the
Tribune/Hennessey Literary Award.

 

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