Boundaries is an unflinching account of a woman who has accepted abuse as normal, assumed she could do nothing about it. And it is a play about of a woman who decides she will take no more and is fighting back with everything she’s got.
The play was developed by the company from real witness testimony of women and LGBT+ people who have been victims of harassment, hate crimes and assaults in NI. It presents a powerful first-person account of bigotry and abuse in the ultra-conservative social landscape of contemporary Northern Ireland.
Diane is walking her dog when she is verbally abused by a gang of young men in a passing car. Over the next weeks, they target her again and again. Her life turns into a hell of abuse, attacks and assault. Yet she has done nothing wrong. What would drive a gang of thugs to systematically ruin a woman’s life, for no good reason?
Friendless, degraded, alone, Diane is at the end of her rope.
She decides to fight back. She confronts her attackers, photographs them, finds allies, gathers evidence – and tracks her assailants down to a final confrontation. The reasons for Diane’s hell become clear.
Part of our mini-season of Irish work
Presented by Distance Retina