Dominic Palmer is one of a small number of super-talented local writers with whom Four Rivers worked at the Wexford Playwright Workshop, an initiative supported by Wexford County Council and the Wexford Arts Centre.
He has won awards for acting, writing and film making and has been practising traditional and street theatre for over twenty years, with an absurdist touch.
It comes as no surprise that he describes The Last Stand as “a darkly comic reprimand and riposte to bigotry and the nonsense notion of ‘cancel culture,’ while being an optimistic exploration of an ageing artist confronting his art, his life and his own mortality.”
The ageing artist in question is acerbic podcasting stand-up comedian Tom Hooks. The Last Stand is about the hilarious and punishing calls he attracts to his show.
“Dominic Palmer’s pitch for tolerance and kindness in the hate fuelled world driven by uncontrolled social media is one that will resonate with many people,” says Ben Barnes.