Where do we find a sense of community, with all of its idiosyncrasies of place and people, represented in The
Linen Room? In the performance at the Abbey Theatre as a 5×5 project?
In the Irish Independent newspaper article, “Camaraderie and Challenges,” there are observations of how
“alone” new refugee and asylum seekers to Ireland can be, and one resident, Idah, talks of what Wicklow has
become for her and other residents when she says, “Now we are one. Unity is everything” (4). Where is unity,
oneness expressed in the play? How?
How did the residents-asylum seekers as performers contribute to or affect the storytelling for you?