You see, people forever say history is written by the victors. It's not. It's written by those who can shape the simplest narrative.
David is a man struggling to hold together his marriage when the small town he lives in is rocked by the sudden, untimely death of a local girl. As details are uncovered, rumours and talk take hold of the town, and start to force David to revisit old memories.
Set in 1960s Ireland, Before Monsters Were Made tells the story of how a few small words can have a very big impact. When suspicion and old stories start to spread like a virus, how well do we know the people we trust the most? Can we ever know what goes on inside other people's lives? And do we really want to?
Before Monsters Were Made is an unnerving and moving thriller about loyalty, lies and love.
About the Author
Ross Dungan is a graduate of the Advanced Playwriting Course in Trinity College Dublin, taught by Marina Carr. He is/was one-third of the hugely successful Irish sketch comedy group A Betrayal of Penguins, who had hugely successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe for the past two years. Ross's recent theatrical writing work includes Minute After Midday (Scotsman Fringe First Winner – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011, Project Arts Centre 2011); The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012, Dublin Fringe Festival 2012); Reckoners (April 2014). He also writes for television: Fair City (RTE, 2009-2014), Roy (BBC/RTE, 2013-4), The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle (IFB Film Adaptation, in development).