GJF are thrilled and honoured to have commissioned renowned actor, writer and outspoken human rights activist, Donal O'Kelly to create a new jazz/theatre work specifically for our Sustainability edition.
Roxy's Head Is Melted is a jazz-words urgent contemplation in rhythm and rhyme on our house burning down - from the point of view of Roxy, Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg's dog from the Cork Dog Action Welfare Group (Yes, really !). Donal uses words like Coltrane used notes - fearless, passionate and intensely communicative. His multi award winning plays are hilarious, insightful, and hard hitting, - the embodiment of the iron fist in the velvet glove. This highly entertaining riffing on the state of the world sees renewed collaboration from these three old friends.
Donal O'Kelly: writer, performer
Ellen Cranitch: flute
Brian Fleming: percussion