2003 - Ireland
untitled cow number one
untitled cow number one is about the journey of a widowed cow. The play, which is divided into 12 sections and cover 12 days of mourning, is strongly influenced by Hindu and Buddhist texts, images and myths. References are made to Krishna and Shiva, excerpts from the Dhammapada - The Sayings of Buddha - are read; and rituals are performed in this 30-minute play. The monodrama also features viewpoints of other characters. A friend tries to get the cow to move away from her husband's rotting body; the cow's child cires because of mother's lack of attention. In the end, the cow has an outburst, where she accuses the gods and at the same time begs them for help and direction. and with her final lines, another quotation from the Dhammapada, she finally moves on: "I want nothing from this world. And nothing from the next. I am free".