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



by Nicole Rourke

29 & 30 November 2019 at 8.15pm, 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 Cavan to the dance floors of Buenos Aires. This is not a coming of age story - she is far too old for that. this 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 and workshop facilitator. She trained in theatre and facilitation in the Middle East. She has written and performed several pieces for theatre/spoken word and her work has received critical acclaim at festivals in Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Israel, Poland, and Singapore. 

Most recently (2018) she has performed in Berlin and New York.

She is the recipient of an Arts Council Travel and Training Award, which enabled her to travel to Buenos Aires to research and write a series of Tango Monologues. The culmination of these, ‘Baggage’, will be performed in  SoloSIRENs.

Nicole is a highly experienced facilitator and has conducted a wide variety of workshops including Creative Writing and Storytelling at the Chester Beatty library, Drama and Creativity at the Gaiety School of Acting as well as Teambuilding Through Creativity for various organisations. 

She was a creative writing facilitator at the Irish Writers’ Centre from 2006-09, and was the resident Artist in the Community at St Patrick’s Psychiatric Hospital in Dublin from 2010-2011.


Audience Reactions to Baggage

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