With Aedín Moloney and Colum McCann
Actor Aedín Moloney and National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann discuss James Joyce and Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom – the play they co-adapted from the final chapter of Joyce’s Ulysses, which premiered at Irish Rep in the summer of 2019.
Aedín is an award winning actress who has performed extensively in theatre, film, audio and TV, here in New York, London and Ireland. She is founder and producing artistic director of New York’s Fallen Angel Theatre Company. In 2017 she released an unabridged audio recording of Molly Bloom’s Soliloquy from Ulysses by James Joyce, “Reflections of Molly Bloom,” with music by her father, Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains). Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom was her 10th production with Irish Rep and her first adaptation. Previous performances at the Irish Rep include: The Dead: 1904, Dancing at Lughnasa, Playboy of the Western World, The Shadow of a Gunman and Airswimming (a co production with Fallen Angel). She originated the role of George Eliot in the acclaimed production of A Most Dangerous Woman (Best Actress 2013 NJ Footlights). Other recent roles of note include Women Without Men (The Mint) , The Alchemist (STNJ), When I was a Girl I used to Scream and Shout (Fallen Angel), Under Milk Wood (Hartford Stage). Her TV credits include: “The Exorcist”, “The Knick”, “The Bill”, “The Moth”, “Ballykissangel” & “Law & Order SVU”. Film roles include the role of James Joyce’s sister, Eva, in the movie “Nora”, “Far & Away” and “Agnes Browne”. She has produced and directed several successful off broadway hits with Fallen Angel Theatre, including My Brilliant Divorce, starring Melissa Gilbert. Aedín was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland.
Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honours, including the National Book Award, the International Dublin Impac Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish arts academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China, and an Oscar nomination. In 2017 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts. His work has been published in over 40 languages. He is the co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organisation, Narrative 4, and he teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College. He lives in New York with his wife, Allison, and their three children. colummccann.com