Late-night taxis, teen discos, home nurses, Jewish launderettes, vigilantes, babies, immigrants, seagulls. Citysong is a play, a poem and a chorus of voices showing three generations of a Dublin family on one day.
Intimate and sweeping, joyous and ridiculous, it’s modern-day Dublin’s Under Milk Wood via Metamorphoses (not the book about the cockroach). It’s different things at different times, which makes sense seeing as it’s about change.
Dylan Coburn Gray’s play Citysong was winner of the 2017 Verity Bargate Award, and premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in May 2019, before transferring to Soho Theatre, London.
This edition also contains the plays Boys and Girls, which won the Fishamble Best New Writing Award at the Dublin Fringe and was nominated for the Stewart Parker Trust Award, and Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane.
Verity Bargate Award