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Carol Moore

Carol Moore

Carol Moore has worked in the creative industries for the past 40 years as an actor, director, writer, filmmaker and workshop facilitator. She was a co-founder and later co- Artistic Director of Charabanc Theatre Company (1983-95). During her freelance career, she acted for many leading Northern Irish theatre companies, directed plays including at the Lyric Theatre, and was Creative Consultant for the Belfast based organisation, Red Lead Arts. Carol’s one-woman play The Experience of Being, about ageism and a woman’s invisibility on reaching 60, premiered in May 2019. Her film directing career includes the feature, Pumpgirl by Abbie Spallen, and the short film Gort an gCnámh (Best First Time Director at the Celtic Film Festival & Foyle Film Festival). As a NESTA fellow (2003 – 2005), Carol directed and produced a number of shorts about cultural diversity in the north, including Are You Seeing Me, The Farther, The Dearer, This Belfast Thing and Crack the Pavement. History Unfinished was the Northern Ireland regional winner of the BAFTA 60 SEC (2008). Carol produced/acted in Gone, a short film about dementia, funded by Future Screens NI and has shot 3 short films for Stage Beyond (Derry). She is writing a one-woman play titled Flying, about Lilian Bland, who was the first woman in the world to design, build and fly her own biplane.

This collection, donated by Carol Moore, contains ephemera relating to The Experience of Being, her play about ageing and ageism, in response to her experiences of turning 60. The collection contains extensive research including oral histories and sharing workshops with women about their experiences of ageing, as well as photographs from workshops and performances, audience feedback sheets, draft scripts, promotional literature, correspondence with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and a paper bag crowdfunding campaign. The archive also includes the dress worn by the character 'Cathy' during the play.

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