International smash hit Masterclass at Belltable this Friday June 14

Masterclass plays at Belltable this Friday 14.

After an award winning, critically acclaimed international tour, Brokentalkers and New York feminist comic Adrienne Truscott will be bringing Masterclass to Belltable this Friday June 14.

Masterclass parodies the “great male artist” to within an inch of his life in order to uncover some difficult truths about privilege and power.

Using the arts world as a metaphor, Masterclass is a literate and hilarious examination of gender and power featuring the savagely comedic feminist discourse of Adrienne Truscott with the slippery dramaturgy of Brokentalkers.

Creator, Feidlim Cannon says that the origins for Masterclass go back to 2015. “The show premiered in Ireland in 2021 and has been touring internationally since (London, Sydney, Istanbul, Melbourne, Lisbon and Brighton). 

Brokentalkers met Adrienne Truscott all the way back in 2015 when Brokentalkers were here presenting Have I No Mouth, and Adrienne was here with The Wau Wau Sisters and her solo show Asking For It. We instantly connected both artistically and personally. Since then we had been seeking opportunities to collaborate.”

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The inspiration for Masterclass came from a question Adrienne had about the power “Great Male Writers” had over how and by whom their scripts were staged. Adrienne, Feidlim and Gary Keegan had been looking for a project to work on together for several years.

“This theme of power chimed with the kind of thing Feidlim and I like to make shows about. We were also drawn to how certain of these “great” artists talk about themselves and their work.”

Adrienne Truscott adds, “Masterclass isn’t just about these “great” artists, it’s also about us. We say things to each other in this play that are so true and so excruciating and funny. Not just about us, about our industry and culture, but also SO about us.”