Tzarini Meyler’s KITES comes to VAULT Festival 2023 this March.
Exploring the rite of passage from girlhood to womanhood in post-war Ireland, KITES incorporates drama, striking visuals and physical theatre in a fast paced two-hander and sensory spectacle
LipZinc Theatre will present the piece at The Cage from 7 – 12 March 2023.
At a time when purse strings are tightening across the board, KITES draws parallels to another time of austerity and instability, reflecting on writer Tzarini’s own grandmother’s upbringing and the opportunities that women would sacrifice to do what was expected.
Kitty and Angel are two girls living in Cork in 1948. Armed with kites and the power of make-believe, they leave behind their broken families and wartime grief, and let their fantasies take flight. But what happens when the line gets caught, and reality beckons?
Meyler stars in the cast alongside Ana Canals with Kate Firth as Narrator.
The production has set and costume design by Rory Meyler, lighting design by Colin Doran and sound design by Connor Dee. The producer is Ana Canals.
Writer and performer Tzarini Meyler said: “Taking the iconic childhood object as stimulus for my play – Kitty and Angel’s story is inspired by the duality of a kite – their strength versus fragility, their freedom to escape, versus their strings that hold them back.
“I wanted to create a relatable show about the longing inside us all, and the magic we lose sight of in the pursuit of our goals – in today’s world of social media and the pressure to ‘have it all’, this piece is relevant and timely. I am so excited to share KITES at VAULT, because I believe it will resonate with the audiences, taking them back to their own teenage dreams, making them laugh and cry along the way.”
For more information and tickets, visit vaultfestival.com