On 27 November 2011 Veronica Dyas reached the end of the Camino de Santiago and knew that everything had to be different. She returned to a house that was never really her home, 100k in negative equity with mortgage arrears*. One year to the day later, she handed her keys to an estate agent and became an unlikely landlord / part of the problem.
Our land is coveted by speculators. It’s a high rents housing crisis all over again, but even worse this time, while people die on our streets and more than one in three of those sleeping in emergency accommodation is a child.
We’re counting numbers instead of lived experiences, and we’re manipulating those figures too.
HERE & NOW (i live here now) traces one woman’s journey from social housing through private ownership to the nomadic. While attempting to navigate new spiritual terrain, Veronica is asking what do we really need to live HERE & NOW?
*1 of 83,251 (August 2012), 1 of 136,564 (March 2014), 1 of 73,706 (June 2017) in Mortgage Arrears of 90 days or more – Central Bank of Ireland Statistics
Written & Performed by Veronica Dyas
Directed by Amy Conroy
Video by José Miguel Jiménez
Supported by FRINGE Lab
Photographer: Luca Truffarelli
WHERE WE LIVE TEAM
Directors Jennifer Jennings & Phillip McMahon
Producer Lara Hickey
Producer Jennifer Jennings
Associate Producer Carla Rogers
Marketing & Sponsorship Manager Tom Lawlor
Production Manager Adam Fitzsimons
PR/Publicist Shell Holden
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Production Designer Jack Phelan
Graphic Design Pony Ltd.