La Mama Theatre presents: In Search of Owen Roe

Event: Drama: In Search of Owen Roe

Where: La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday Street Carlton VIC 3053 Australia

When: Wednesday May 11th – Saturday 28th May 2016
Wed 6.30pm; Thu – Sat 7.30pm; Sun 4pm; Matinees Wed 1pm and Thu 11am

Cost: $25 Full | $15 Concession: or 03 9347 614

Further information: | +613 9347 6948 |

A one woman show by Vanessa O’Neill

Vanessa O'neillThus begins an exploration of ancestry – a weaving together of stories from the past and their resonances with the present. Tales of rebels and raconteurs, of memories and ghosts, of lovers and longings. The uncovering of mysteries surrounding a great-grandfather,and the fading memories of a father. In Search of Owen Roe is a powerful and engaging piece of storytelling, featuring a myriad of characters, an evocative sound design and richly nuanced text.


After a sold-out season at La Mama in 2015 In Search of Owen Roe returns in 2016.

In Search of Owen Roe’ is a beautifully directed and executed one woman show.’
Lisa Romeo, Planet Arts Melbourne *****

‘A funny, emotional and clever performance by a strong and confident performer.’
Margaret Wieringa, Theatre Press

  • Written and Performed by Vanessa O’Neill
  • Direction and Dramaturgy by Glynis Angell
  • Lighting Design by Richard Vabre
  • Sound Design by Darius Kedros
  • Set Design by Annie Edney
  • Image by Ponch Hawkes

In Search of Owen Roe is on 2016 VCE Drama Playlist

An unmarked grave containing the bodies of my great-grandfather,
Owen Roe O’Neill, and his young daughter. A little further away lie the graves of
all the other family members. All have tombstones and gravesites.

Only Owen Roe has nothing.