Ciara Donnelly and Hubert O’Hearn

Hubert O’Hearn has been previously featured on Reading Recommendations a couple of times, but most recently on my main blog when he launched Four Freedom Publishing. Here’s information on the first publication from this new venture that Hubert has co-written with Ciara Donnelly.

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Do Angels Breathe?/Repeat: Two One Act Plays with Music
by Hubert O’Hearn and Ciara Donnelly
Published by Four Freedoms Publishing
Genre: Plays

Trapped. What does it mean and can we ever escape? Those are the questions posed within these two one-act plays by Hubert O’Hearn with music by Ciara Donnelly.

Do Angels Breathe? – a religious leader and a rebel Captain caught in a collapsed interrogation cell. Yet who has captured whom and does it matter when both are captured?

Repeat – A young woman suffers a brain aneurysm and her fiance fights two battles: to bring her back to consciousness and against an uncaring system. Who is trapped, him or her?

These plays explore the psychological depths of the struggle for Human Rights. they inform, entertain, and bear deep, thoughtful discussion. They were specifically created by O’Hearn and Donnelly to further the cause of Human Rights and are being made available with no royalty charge to any group willing to support charitable causes devoted to peace, equality or the advancement of minorities.

About the Authors

ciara-1Ciara Donnelly:
Yellowbridge is the guise of indie/folk singer/songwriter and pianist Ciara Donnelly based in Dublin, Ireland.
With an IMRO songwriting nomination under her belt for previous single ‘Circus’ in 2013, a finalist for Hot Press’ Big Break in the same year, a quarter finalist in The Voice of Ireland in 2014, a UK tour with trans-Atlantic Group Malibu Shark Attack and MC Lars following the show and writing credits for Bee Mick See, various House Dj’s and composing music for New Theatre- it’s been a busy 2 years.
Since coming off the MC Lars UK Tour in 2014, Yellowbridge has spent the past couple of months writing for a new release. Yellowbridge began to showcase the fruits of her labour via live videos such a Yellowbridge’s Fundit Campaign which featured an exclusive track from the next full length release entitled ‘The Hunter’, a track entitled ‘Winter City’, a Christmas Cover and a live version of soon to be released single ‘Undone’
‘The beautiful Irish lilt in Ciara Donnelly, aka Yellowbridge’s, vocals hits you hard. Not only is she a great singer but her vocals are honest, and true” NEON Filler: Glastonbury Emerging Talent

Hubert profileHubert O’Hearn:
Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Hubert O’Hearn went on to study and receive degrees in English and Drama at Queen’s University, Education at the same institution, Political Studies at Lakehead University and finally Masters in Education at the University of Windsor.

He first went to work as a speechwriter for the Ontario Government, later becoming a Special Assistant within the Cabinet offices of the Secretariats for Multiculturalism and Disabilities. Later he wrote the Canadian Literature curriculum for the Scarborough Board of Education. From there he worked at Lakehead University for several years assisting within the Registrar’s Office as an advocate for Special Needs students.

It was after a serious illness that O’Hearn returned to his first love of theatre. As an actor, director or playwright he has enjoyed nearly 100 opening nights. As the founding Artistic Director of Actors Repertory Theatre (ART) and the Lakehead University Actors Theatre he trained and developed dozens of new artists who have gone on to success on stage, film and television. He emigrated to his spiritual home of Ireland in 2012.

Where to purchase this book:
Print only available at this time
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon Canada

Clem Martini

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? My latest release, The Ancient Comedians And What They Have To Say To Contemporary Playwrights, is a non-fiction book that explores the evolution of comedic playwriting.

Quick description: The Ancient Comedians explores the strategies used by the innovators who navigated the terrain thousands of years ago and made their mark on the craft.

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Brief biography:
Professor Clem Martini is an award winning playwright, novelist, and screenwriter with over thirty plays, and ten books of fiction and nonfiction to his credit, including the Calgary Book Award-winning Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness and his most recent anthology, Martini With A Twist. His texts on playwriting, The Blunt Playwright, and The Greek Playwright, are employed in universities and colleges across the country. He is currently the Chair of the Division of Drama in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary.

 

Links to buy Clem’s book:
Playwrights Canada Press

Clem’s promo links:
University of Calgary, School of Creative and Performing Arts

What are you working on now?
I am working on a comic play about love and extinction.

Clem’s reading recommendation:
Pseudolus by Plautus