Bricks, Beds and Sheep’s Heads is a truly touching story that skillfully juxtaposes images of an Aid sacrifice with a gentle and poetic narrative. The stark and haunting images, take us inside Mourad’s mind and heart both as an adult and a child to the extent we feel his journey is our journey. O’Reilly’s sensitive and truthful portrayal of the medina is a credit to her and her crew.
Sandy McCutheon – The View from Fez
Mabou Mines Song for New York is an ambitious and at times soaring love letter to New York City’s complex history. Mostly sung in a combination of whitmanesque poetry and dry journalistic detail, the piece aims to create an epic as grand as the city itself.
Tom Penketh – Backstage
Brendan Lemon – Financial Times
The beautiful faery tale Emilita and the Faery Glen is part theatrical poem, part theater, influenced by the beat poets and harkening further back to a whimsical Irish tradition.
Caraid O’Brien Off Broadway.com
It is an uncommon pleasure to see such creativity matched with consummate professionalism on all levels in a production that arrives on a wing and a prayer. Faz In Ate is a funny, moving, and an exceptionally enjoyable piece of theatre. Clamor at the doors.
Laoise Mac Reamoinn, The Irish Voice
Done with humor, drama, and love, Kid Shamrock contains a bucket load of emotion and was more than a fight story; it was a picture of what goes through a fighters mind and body until the day he decides it is time to walk away.
Seconds Out. Jerry Glick
The ‘Celtic Tiger’ is a social and economic phenomenon that has roared through Ireland in the past decade. The city of Dublin, not to mention the entire island, has transformed from a strictly homogenous and mostly rural culture to an eclectic mix of the old and the new. Written by Irish authors not considered part of the mainstream, Shananigans is a brilliant collection of 20 stories. The anthology will certainly surprise people who haven’t been acquainted with Ireland since reading Yeats and Beckett.
Alan GilsenanImelda O’Reilly performs her magically delicious poetic meld of Celtic traditions with rap and hip-hop.Time Out, New York
Hi! I picked up your book while I was visiting Dingle this past spring. I love your prose poems and The Fish Loem. Your poetry is stunning!Jillian Igarashi – Goodreads
Imelda is a cross between Israeli Chanteuse Ofra Haza and Talking Heads.
Frank Owen – The Village Voice
Sultry Irish poet broke more than balls at the Lower East Side Arts Festival.
Nick Brandi – Showbiz Weekly
Emilita and the Faery Glen
Bricks’ Beds and Sheep’s Heads