Joanne Ryan’s acclaimed, multi award-winning show is a funny, tender and moving exploration of reproduction in 21st-Century Ireland. Looking down the barrel of her final fertile years, one modern Irish woman goes on a comical quest to uncover the ifs, hows and crucially the whys of reproducing her genes.
Mixing animation with stand-up, monologue and hilarious recorded interjections from her mother, Eggsistentialism takes a light-hearted but unflinching look at one of life’s most compelling dilemmas: should making a life for oneself involve making another?
Winner of a Lustrum Award, The Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award, Sydney Fringe’s Critics’ Pick Award, Best Storytelling Bouquet at Edinburgh Festival and nominated for Best Performance at Melbourne Fringe.
“Close to a masterpiece; intelligent, thoughtful, wry, funny and above all loving.” The Sunday Independent
Funded by The Strollers Network Touring Production Award.
Supported by Limerick Culture and Arts Department, Limerick City and County Council.
Written and performed by Joanne Ryan
Directed by Veronica Coburn
Broadway Baby ★ ★ ★ ★
“A truly heartbreaking performance by a woman who refuses to let others make her choice for her.”
The Voice ★ ★ ★ ★
“Ryan’s acting was impeccable she left the stage with pieces of herself littering it. This
show is crucial.”
The Scotsman ★ ★ ★ ★
“Important…relatable…elevates a thoughtful personal piece into something more universally political.”