Lian Bell

This Is The Funeral Of Your Life – Louise White

Created by performance maker Louise White, and performed in Project Arts Centre Dublin, this production celebrated the difficult, uplifting ceremony and ritual of a funeral.

Both Louise and I drew on our experiences of funerals of close family members. In Ireland, funerals are a hugely social event; sad, of course, but often with an aspect of celebration of the deceased person’s life. The show was made to bring the audience through the mundane, painful, absurd, challenging process, while giving them a profound sense of the importance of truly living your life while you can.

All photos by Emilia Krysztofiak, Rua Photography

Director: Louise White
Set: Lian Bell
Lighting: Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound: Jack Cawley
Costume: Sarah Bacon
Production Manager: Rob Furey