Lou Prendergast’s theatre practice grew out of visual art training and now includes playwriting, performance and directing. Her creative practice is realised via a female perspective, a mixed-race sensibility and a social conscience. Productions written, directed and performed by Lou include Whatever Happened to Harry? (Arches LIVE, 2012); Fifty Shades of Black (Ankur/Citizens Theatre, 2013); Fifty Shades of Black (Dub Version) (Ankur/CCA, 2013) and Blood Lines (The Arches, Culture 2014). Tommy’s Song (NTS/Oran Mor, 2015) marks the first play written, but not performed by Lou herself, and she is relishing this new writing and casting process.