An entertaining and thought-provoking audio documentary from Baboró Artist in Residence Maisie Lee, a director of theatre and radio. Maisie captured the thoughts, feelings and experiences of over 100 children and young people in Galway City and County during the Covid 19 pandemic.
The piece makes for poignant listening, capturing both the highs and lows of an unprecedented period in these children’s lives. A bittersweet testimony but not without its lighter moments. Original music and sound design by Anna Mullarkey.
Don't Forget to Wash Your Hands was commissioned by Baboró International Arts Festival for Children for our 25th festival in October, 2021.
Maisie is a freelance director of theatre and radio. Recent work includes Unseen Plays, Abbey Theatre; Playmaking for Backstage Theatre; 14 Voices from the Bloodied Field, Abbey Theatre; EMBARGO, Fishamble New Play Company; In our Veins, Abbey Theatre; DNA, Backstage Youth Theatre; A Christmas Carol, The Ark and Revolution Radio for RTE2FM. Maisie was Resident Assistant Director in the Abbey Theatre 2013-2014. Maisie was recently mentor to the 21 NASC Network Young Curators for Lasta Festival as part of Brightening Air/Coiscéim Coiligh. She is a Creative Associate for the Arts Council’s Creative Schools project. Maisie has been Artist in Residence in Backstage Theatre Longford with a focus on work for children and young people from 2018 – 2021. She is Artist in Residence for Baboró International Children’s Festival for 2021.
Don't Forget to Wash Your Hands - Full Length Audio
Podcast 1 - (6 min)
Podcast 2 - (8 min)
Podcast 3 - (6:30 min)
Podcast 4 - (7:45 min)