Another Existential Crisis

Another Existential Crisis, is a collection of works by me, Shane Callaghan. Yes, it is a rather long URL but all the good ones were taken and I’ve got used to it now.

Like many digital age narcissists, I’ve decided to create a space where I can save, showcase, promote, share  (insert more verbs here) my work.  The site is so called because each writing project brings me pleasantly closer to an inevitable mental crisis.

Keep reading and laughing oh and please .. like my page on Facebook for updates………..I like to be liked

It’s just taken me over an hour to write this introduction, so now I’m going to go and have a bath… ahhhhh.

Another Existential Crisis

Another Existential Crisis, is a collection of works by me, Shane Callaghan. Yes, it is a rather long URL but all the good ones were taken and I’ve got used to it now.

Like many digital age narcissists, I’ve decided to create a space where I can save, showcase, promote, share  (insert more verbs here) my work.  The site is so called because each writing project brings me pleasantly closer to an inevitable mental crisis.

Keep reading and laughing oh and please .. like my page on Facebook for updates………..I like to be liked

It’s just taken me over an hour to write this introduction, so now I’m going to go and have a bath… ahhhhh.

Blog

WELCOME TO CONVERSATIONS WITH HUMANS

Christ, people with blogs are annoying. But feck it. I’m taking a break from shitty television to write this. I had the idea, for a long time to write a blog, but I kinda felt like I couldn’t since most people who write blogs aren’t very interesting. 

Thinking about it too indepthly, which is the only way to think about anything, …… what do I have to offer? What do I have to say? Blogs feel like a bit like a diary, although instead of shamefully storing it under a pillow, like a repressed gay man in the Victorian era, we simply add .com to it and literally broadcast it to everyone. 

So, instead of writing about my opinions… observations….. commentaries….. bla bla bla, I’m creating a list of actual conversations I’ve had with people. You can do the rest on your own… I’m off to the shop. I’m out of toilet paper. 

 

Theatre

These pages are a selection of plays that I’ve written over the years.  I find that, for writers, its very rare that we get the opportunity to write whatever  we want. Normally, there are some rules, requirements, or constraints. If I had my way, I’d do a …. I would do…. well, I don’t know what I’d do because, for better or worse, I’ve never completely had my own way.

But its not all bad.  Working with others reminds you that you don’t know everything. The following theatre productions have included some amazingly talented and inspirational people that I have been very fortunate to work with.

DANGER! CREATIVE WORK IN PROGRESS

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All good things come to those who wait……… but sometimes you have to wait quite a while. The following are projects that are currently in development….the early stages of development. Like the lady in this picture, the destination is clear but the speed is…. well……

 

I’m 30! Fuck Off. 

Yeah that’s the title.  I just want to make people super uncomfortable when they have to buy a ticket face-2-face or over the phone. This is a play, in progress and due to be performed late spring in central Dublin. A comic exploration of the perils of turning 30 without being in relationship, having a mortgage or a driver licence. Or, for that matter, any logic sense of direction.

 

Jack – The Pumpkin Story

If you’re thinking of a Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas then you’re on the right track. A modern adaptation of lost legend of Irish mythology. Completely with visual and techno music – this is scheduled to be performed in London and Dublin in late October.