A series of performances and discussions exploring what it means to be a woman today.



by Nicole Rourke

29 & 30 November 2019, The Civic 

This is the story of a women unpacked. The seams have burst, the lid is lifted, her secrets are out. Baggage takes us on a dark comic journey from a small town in Ireland to the dance floors of Buenos Aires. This is not a coming of age story - she is far too old for that. This is a coming of rage! 

Writer and Performer - Nicole Rourke

Director - Deirdre Molloy

 Friday 29  November performance will be followed by a panel discussion 


About Nicole:

Nicole Rourke is a freelance performer, writer, workshop facilitator and tutor. She trained in physical theatre and facilitation in the Middle East and has performed with many theatre companies, as well as solo performances of original work for theatre/spoken word. Her work has received critical acclaim at festivals throughout Ireland, England, Scotland, Poland, Singapore, Italy and India. In Summer 2018, Nicole performed her spoken word collection, ‘Tea or Gin & other stories’ in New York and Berlin.

She co-wrote and performed in a spoken word theatre production entitled ‘Raven & The Crone’, which premiered at the International First Fortnight festival in Dublin in January 2019. Nicole premiered her solo theatre play, ‘Baggage’, which was written for and presented by the SoloSIRENS festival at The Civic Theatre in Autumn 2019. Nicole is also a trained Tango dancer and has studied Argentinian Tango in Ireland and Buenos Aires.

Outside of performance, Nicole is a highly experienced facilitator and has conducted a wide variety of Creative Writing and Creativity workshops in Ireland and abroad. She designs and lectures on a course entitled Writing The City at Champlain College study abroad programme and is co-director of Big Smoke Writing Factory in Dublin. www.bigsmokewritingfactory.com


Audience Reactions to Baggage

Check out audience reactions to Baggage by Nicole Rourke at SoloSIRENs Festival