Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

Margaret McCarthy comes to playwriting through her fascination with myth, and theatre as the first place we relive our stories. She sees “the hero’s journey” in contemporary, everyday life; in the heroes and heroines of legend she sees the struggles of the average human being. The female characters of mythology are a continuing source of inspiration for her creative work; her plays give them voice to tell their own story. Her use of heightened language monologue spices colloquial dialogue. McCarthy understands the stage as the original home for poetry and theatre its natural medium.

McCarthy’s background as a working photographer influences her way of telling stories; her plays
strive to meld the pleasure of the ear and the eye.