Luke Morgan

> Writer and organiser of ‘The Theatre Room’

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“Plays in taxis, dancing on the canals, and music involving people in the direct provision hostels.”

Work

I’ve just completed a short film called ‘Heads or Tails’, which has been sent off to be
considered by various film festivals. I’m in the developing stages of directing a big theatre
project called ‘Gondla’; a play by the Russian author Nikolav Gumilyov and translated/adapted by Irishman Philip McDonagh. As well as this, I’m getting ready for the launch of my debut poetry collection.

Visions for 2020

By 2020, I want to be living in a Galway that shows a wide range of artistic projects across
various formats, involving the diverse population of our city. It sounds like an answer a
politician would give, but it’s true. Not just shows in theatres that cost €30 and take a
diploma in English literature to understand, but plays in taxis, dancing on the canals, and
music involving people in the direct provision hostels.

I’d like to continue making work that challenges me, with the help of other creative people in
this town.

Impact on Galway

I’d like to continue making work that challenges me, with the help of other creative people in
this town. If, over a pint or a coffee, somebody told me that I inspired them to get involved in
‘The Theatre Room’, or submit a film to the ‘Little Cinema’, I would consider that to be mission achieved.

There’s a lot of casual racism around people using taxis in the Galway
area, and we’d love to challenge that somehow

Project Ideas for Galway 2020

‘The Theatre Room’ has linked up with Galway 2020 for a while now, so we’ll be looking to
elicit their help with one or two big project ideas we have in the pipeline. We recently
brainstormed an idea for a show that could take place in Galway taxis. The show would
focusing on migration. There’s a lot of casual racism around people using taxis in the Galway
area, and we’d love to challenge that somehow.