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Ailís Ní Ríain

Ailís Ní Ríain is an Irish contemporary classical composer and writer for stage who aims to produce work that challenges, provokes and engages. A regular collaborator with artists in other art-forms, her artistic interests are diverse and combined with a unwavering desire to push and develop her artistic practice through each new project or commission.

During her residency at Metal in Southend on Sea, Ailís will focus on the writing and development of new theatre piece which explores the subject of post-war states, focusing primarily on the former Yugoslavia, in particular contemporary Bosnia considering the legacies of war, the motivations of aid-workers and the use of rape as a weapon of war.