Toronto Irish Players present the Canadian premiere of “Elvis’s Toenail’ by Fionnuala Kenny. It opens Feb 19 at Alumnae Theatre.
Read this brilliant Q&A with playwright Fionnuala Kenny, author of Elvis’s Toenail.
Born in Dublin, Kenny joined the Abbey Theatre in 1968. She graduated UCD and continued working at the Abbey until 1974.
High points of her early career were working with The Dubliners in “Richard’s Cork Leg” and working with Thin Lizzy (and the great Phil Lynott) at the Peacock Theatre, being in the premiere of two Tom Murphy plays, and playing Nora in the RTE production of “ Riders to the Sea” starring Siobhan Mc Kenna.
She moved to London in 1974, married stage designer Voytek, and took up a career teaching literature in Adult Education. Head of Faculty of Arts in West London College until 1997. She relocated with her daughter, Taya, to the United States to take up a position as Artistic Director of STOP-GAP, an interactive Theatre company in Southern California.
Now a full-time writer, she lives in…
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