Turkey Sausage Roll by Karen Cogan
A RADA Festival commission in association with HOME, Manchester.
A young woman is avoiding holding her girlfriend's hand with her left hand and clutching a turkey sausage roll in her right. She's a vegetarian but too polite to say so. Also, she is afraid if she opens her mouth she might vomit from grief. Her best pal is in a box being sung to, aggressively, by Aunty Una. We visit her restless brain as she survives the worst day of her life so far.
The writers fee for this project has been donated to Exist Loudly Fund.
Available as Pay What You Can starting from £0 on the HOME website.
Watch here from 2 July.
About Faoileann Cunningham
Amélie (Original London Cast),Ulysses (Abbey Theatre, Dublin) Winner of Best Supporting
Actress in the 2018 Broadway World Ireland Awards, Scotties (National Theatre of
Scotland/Theatre Gu Leor), Once (Olympia Theatre, Dublin), Mary Stuart (Almeida)
Short Film: Hen (RADA)
About Karen Cogan
Karen’s TV script FLED topped the 2019 Brit List, with 20 nominations from broadcasters and producers. FLED is now in development with A Very English Scandal Executive producer
Dominic Treadwell Collins. Karen Cogan wrote on Series 2 of THE YOUNG OFFENDERS 2019 for BBC. She is currently writing on series 1 of a new Sky drama.
Karen has original TV projects in formal development with production companies and broadcasters including Sky, Channel 4 and ITV. She has recently worked in several writers rooms. Karen’s solo play DRIP FEED ran at the Soho Theatre and was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and an Offie Award and a Dublin Fringe Award. DRIP FEED was script-commissioned for television and is with a broadcaster.
Her first play The Half Of It won the Stewart Parker Award and was nominated for five Fringe Awards. Karen completed the Channel 4 Screenwriting scheme 2019 and is The Phelim Donlon Bursary recipient, The H Club’s Theatre Emerging Creative and an Arts Council Next Generation Artist. She has spoken on panels at the Traverse Theatre, The Guilty Feminist and at RADA and written a monologue for the Guilty Feminist.
Karen grew up in Cork and trained as an actor at RADA.