Jo Egan is a playwright, director, producer and practitioner from Dublin who relocated to Belfast in 1996. She has been heavily involved in the community theatre scene in Belfast since then, working with alternative narratives that do not traditionally feature in theatre and story-telling. Some of her most significant projects include "The Wedding Community Play" and "Crimea Square", and a play, "Sweeties," which she wrote as part of Flesh and Blood Women.
The material in this archive has been selected from the Jo Egan collection at the Linen Hall Library. It relates to The Wedding Community Play (1999, written by Martin Lynch and Marie Jones and directed by Jo Egan and Michael Poyner) and includes photographs and programmes, as well as transcripts from interviews carried out with community groups as part of the research process. Other material relates to Crimea Square (2013), such as excerpts from the script and the programme.