Interview with Richard O'Neill about The Hardest Word / A legnehezebb szó (United Kingdom)
Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021
Interview by Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros.
This story is about the civil activity of Jess Smith—a writer, poet, and storyteller belonging to the Gypsy Traveler community in Scotland. Jess sets a goal for herself to demand that the country’s first minister apologize for the long centuries of persecution that Travelers had to suffer. From her confession, we learn what challenges she has to face while fighting steadily for her goals against her own family, the society, and the authority. She believes that sometimes civil disobedience is the only way to maintain our dignity.
Writer: Richard R. O’Neill
Dramaturge: Márton Illés
Director: Rodrigó Balogh
Jess Smith: Edina Dömök
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