‘Friel Reimagined’ is a Queen’s University Belfast research project and is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Steel Charitable Trust.
From 2021-2023, the project’s intention is to uncover new insights about Brian Friel’s career as a playwright through his personal archive of papers relating to five of his best-known plays – Philadelphia, Here I Come!, The Freedom of the City, Faith Healer, Translations and Dancing at Lughnasa. This digitised archive, including manuscript drafts of the plays, correspondence and press clippings, will be made accessible to the public through an archival website, community outreach workshops, an online and in-person exhibition and public events and masterclasses.
Dermot Flynn is one of five Northern and Southern Irish illustrators chosen to reinterpret and reimagine one of Brian Friel’s five plays and was assigned ‘Translations‘.
Take a look at Dermot’s other projects, like this one for Disney – Illustrations for Godmothered, a film by Disney.
View more of Dermot’s images for Friel Reimagined below.