Interview with Pat Kinevane
09 September 2019
Fresh from winning a prestigious Herald Archangel Award for his vital contribution to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Cork's singular writer and performer Pat Kinevane is bringing all four of his acclaimed solo plays to our stage this week.
These Jim Culleton-directed productions for Fishamble - Forgotten (Wed 11 Sep), Silent (Thu 12 Sep), Underneath (Fri 13 Sep) and Before (Sat 14 Sep) - have won the hearts of audiences and critics on both sides of the Atlantic for their humour, pathos and captivating central performances.
Pat very kindly allowed us to pick his brain and answered a few of our trickiest questions.
Could you describe your plays in just three words?
Four solo albums.
Is there a common thread running them all?
The thread is compassion... a word that is ancient and often disgarded by the world.
Have your plays evolved and developed over time?
Every shows grows and changes as it is revisited - like every moment in life.
In what ways is Before similar to your previous plays, and how does it differ?
Before is of itself. Pontius is unlike any character I have ever played. I am still getting to know him - and he me!
Do you miss performing as part of an ensemble?
I don't miss anything as I have been very blessed in my career and constantly give thanks for the past and the now.
I will return to ensemble work at some stage but I feel as if I am in an ensemble already working with everyone in Fishamble as we are a loving and solid team.
What’s next for Pat Kinevane?
This week I cannot wait to perform all four plays at Pavilion Theatre. I don't think beyond week to week.
I have to enjoy my now and let the future unfold in all of its beauty.
We'd like to sincerely thank Pat for taking the time to chat with us. You can catch all four of his incredible solo plays this week at Pavilion Theatre.
Tickets are available with free booking online or, alternatively, by calling our Box Office on (01) 231 2929.