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By Glass Doll Productions


BROADENING is the new play by Peter Dunne, directed by Ronan Phelan and presented by Glass Doll Productions as part of the ABSOLUT Fringe from 11th – 16th September 2012 at The Lir, Pearse St, Dublin 2.

Based on The Stanford Prison Experiments in the 1970s BROADENING challenges the relationship between those who have authority and those who allow them to have it. Those who are complicit. We all know how easy is to blame those in power and ignore the fact that they are only there because we allow them to be. So what do you do? Do you take the power back?

BROADENING is a ‘call to arms’. It is easy to sit in the dark and point the finger, however starting from now, complicity is no longer an option! Let’s take control. Let’s take responsibility. Let’s not rely on others to lead us astray.


Glass Doll Productions was set up in 2010 by Aoife Moroney-Ward and Donncha O’Dea to produce theatre, film, music dance, or anything else that takes our fancy. Our first theatre production, the Irish premiere of the Tony Awards winning play I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright played to sold out houses garnering us 5-star reviews and a lot of support from the theatre going public. Our first film Won’t Somebody Think of the Children won 1st runner-up at the Dublin Pride Short Film Festival 2010 and our latest film Camera Shy is due to be released on the Irish film festival circuit.


Ronan Phelan is currently a member of the Rough Magic SEEDS programme who’s directing/assistant directing work includes Travesties (Rough Magic), Durang Durang (Brazen Tales 2011, 2012), Pocket Music (Show In A Bag – Winner Bewley’s Café Theatre “Little Gem” Award ABSOLUT Fringe 2011). Ronan has also worked with Calypso Productions, Loose Canon and Livin’ Dred.


Peter Dunne trained in Dublin Youth Theatre. During his time there, he wrote, produced and directed the plays Mirroring Angels and The Houdini and Crippen Syndrome. He has also studied with the UK based playwright Mike Kenny, and with Ferdia MacAnna in Dublin and is currently working with Graham Whybrow (Royal Court Theatre) as part of the Play On initiative co-ordinated by Dublin Theatre Festival.

In association with Bad Angel Productions he wrote and directed Before Colour as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2008. Peter wrote and directed the 1st Runner Up in the Dublin Pride Short Film Festival 2010 Won’t Somebody Think of the Children! Peter’s latest short film Camera Shy is due to tour various festivals. Both of these short films were produced by Glass Doll Productions.


By donating a small (or large) amount – whatever you can afford – you can help bring this piece of new Irish writing to the stage. Thank you in advance for your kind support and we will see you in September!