Field Day Theatre Company was founded by Stephen Rea and Brian Friel in 1980 and immediately established itself as the leading independent theatre voice in Ireland.
To mark Derry as a City of Culture in 2013, Stephen approached Sam Shepard and asked him to write something for the company. Sam’s ‘A Particle of Dread’ was the result.
We performed it in Derry in 2013, and then had a sell-out run in New York Nov 2014-Jan 2015. Living in Manhattan for three months was no great hardship. No siree. I scored it for cello and dobro – an instrument I had loved for years.