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Answer Me Home

Answer Me Home

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Tramore Theatre was formed in 1999 by Agnes Walsh and Arlene Morrissey. It is a community-based arts organization dedicated to the promotion of the oral history and the cultural traditions of the Cape Shore of Placentia Bay, including the rich Irish heritage of the area. Plays from Tramore showcases the settlement history of the area and depicts the lives of the local people over the centuries. The plays also cross into social injustice, out migration, aging, changes in the fishery, and inter-generational communication. These plays aim to show audiences a unique culture through theatre, song, and dance.

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Breakwater Books


Poet and playwright Agnes Walsh was born in Placentia, Newfoundland. She has published three previous collections of poetry: In the Old Country of My Heart (Killick Press, 1996), Going Around with Bachelors (Brick Books, 2007), and Oderin (Pedlar Press, 2018). Her work as founder, artistic director, and writer for the Tramore Theatre Troupe (1999–2012) won her the Newfoundland and Labrador Hospitality Award. In 2011, her collection of plays Answer Me Home was published by Breakwater Books. She was the inaugural poet laureate for the City of St. John’s from 2006 to 2009 and was awarded the 2020 Hall of Honour Award from ArtsNL.

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