Jay O'Callahan The Labyrinth of Uncle Mark

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The Labyrinth of Uncle Mark

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Could an Irish Catholic man, a brilliant lawyer from Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Japanese Canadian dress designer become Romeo and Juliet writ large? What happens when in the middle of World War II, the woman you marry is treated like the enemy?

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Jay O'Callahan has been creating and performing stories for over thirty years. A storyteller of international renown, Jay has performed at the Abbey Theatre for the Yeats International Festival in Dublin, Ireland, and the Glistening Water Festival in New Zealand. Time Magazine has called him "a genius among storytellers." He has told stories at London's National Theatre Complex; in Niger, Africa; The Hague; in Boston with the Boston Symphony; and at Lincoln Center in New York. In 1991, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Jay a fellowship in the "solo theatrical performance" category. His records and audio cassettes have won numerous awards including the ALA/Carnegie Award, the Birmingham International Educational Film Festival Award, the Indie Award, and the Parents' Choice Classics Award. Jay lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts with his wife Linda. Besides theater and writing he enjoys gardening, walking, detective stories, theology, baseball and above all, swimming in the ocean.

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"Jay O'Callahan has written and performs a solo theatrical miracle. It is as if he plumbed the emotional DNA of our family dynamics and presents it to us in a singularly gorgeous package. It could be Hamlet re-born into a 20th century Irish American family." --Samm Carleton , Choreographer

"What you achieved was the telling of a life, your uncle Mark's and his family's. It is a complex and rich life that was tragic. Who can do that? It is a beautiful piece because it is made believable through the striking simplicity of your conveying to us the complexity of Mark's life; any life. Thank you." --Rob Perkins, Author, International Filmmaker, BBC, PBS

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