Thanks for visiting Quality Waffle and for wondering who’s behind it!

My blog is pretty much focused on just theatre, I ramble on about plays that I’ve attended in Dublin along with some other interesting things to do in the city, such as festivals and gigs. I also like to keep an eye on how the arts industry is doing in Ireland and abroad so I’ll no doubt relay some news from the successes of Irish artists.

If you don’t want to comment, you can email me at qualitywaffle@gmail.com.


14 responses to “About”

  1. Dear Kate,

    I am writing a magazine piece about the art and practice of letter writing, and would very much like to contact your friend Eric Asboe and his colleague John Engelbrecht who run A Literal Letter Service in Iowa City. Can you put me in touch with them, or them with me? I do have their Iowa City p.o. box address if necessary.

    Many thanks,

    Tom Miller
    Tucson, Arizona
    Phone 520-325-3344

    1. Kate

      Is this your current email address? Mail bounced back. Thanks

      1. Hi Annie,

        Sorry my qualitywaffle.ie one seems to be causing problems – try kateboconnor@gmail.com.

        Cheers, Kate.

  2. Hi Tom, thanks for reading the blog and for contacting me. I’ve forwarded your details on to Eric so hopefully he will contact you soon! If you don’t hear from him let me know and I’ll plague him with emails because I think his service is fantastic and deserves loads of exposure!! Thanks again, Kate.

  3. Hi Kate,
    I’m using some of your material in my essay on Flann OBriens work (at swim-two-birds) could you give me a rough date on when you posted the blog? Just so I can reference your work correctly.
    Shauna Jones.

  4. Quality Waffle Avatar
    Quality Waffle

    Hey Shauna, that’s great to hear – what area are you concentrating on? I so want to go back and read At Swim again – such a fun read. I just looked up my dashboard there and I published it Dec. 23rd 2009 – fun Christmas!!! Best of luck with O’Brien and thanks so much for visiting the blog, Kate.

    1. Hi Kate,

      I’m also doing an essay on At Swim in relation to formal conservatism Vs experimentalism. I’m just wondering how to cite your essay please? I now have the date, but not the rest. Thanks a lot.


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        Quality Waffle

        Hey Sarah, well it really depends on what referencing method you’re using – None of the referencing methods are particularly good at keeping up to date with online referencing. I use MLA so I guess that would go: O’Connor, Kate. ‘Flann O’Brien and Postmodernism’. Quality Waffle (online blog). https://qualitywaffle.ie/flann-obrien-and-postmodernism/ December 2009. That makes sense doesn’t it?! Although it was submitted as a final year dissertation to the University of Limerick, so that may need to be mentioned even though UL didn’t publish it. All the references I used are listed at the bottom of the page (https://qualitywaffle.ie/flann-obrien-and-postmodernism/) so if you’re looking to use any of those quotes, the references are there. Kate.

  5. Thanks, Kate. Regards, Sarah

  6. Hi Kate,

    Also came across your blog while writing essay mentioned above. It’s very nicely written and the references are handy.


  7. Sinead O' Riordan Avatar
    Sinead O’ Riordan

    Hi Kate. Love your blog. I would like to extend an invitation to you to the Opening night of The Woolgatherer by William Mastrosimone, presented by Blue Moon Theatre Company, April 2nd in the New Theatre. This is an Irish premier of this play. Could you perhaps send me an email address so I can forward you the official invite?

    I have just completed a very successful nationwide tour myself in another 2 hander – David Mamet’s ‘Oleanna’ presented by Company D, and received some great reviews.

    Details on the play are below.

    The Woolgatherer by William Mastrosimone

    Opposites do attract! Two black sheep find warmth, comfort and joy by getting under each other’s skin.
    Blue Moon Theatre Company presents the Irish Premier of ‘The Woolgatherer’ by William Mastrosimone, in The New Theatre, from April 1st through to April 13th. It is a hysterical play in both the crazy and funny sense of the word.
    Set in South Philadelphia, this award-winning “dram-edy” centers around Rose and cliff, two neurotic people searching for love. Rose is morbidly afraid of life, suffers from hives and hemophilia.She works at a five-and-dime behind the candy counter. She dreams of true love and how she’ll meet a man one day who is perfect for her, a guy “with a smile you can hang onto.”
    Cliff is a foul-mouthed, wise-cracking transcontinental truck driver who gets stuck in Philadelphia when his truck breaks down.Cliff is the most exotic guy Rose has happened upon–a constant traveler, while Rose has been, as he says, “cooped up too long.” And to Cliff, Rose is a homebody who could well be the perfect anchor for his lifelong drift.
    Mastrosimone shows, with remarkably little predictability, how their jagged edges fit, and how everybody has skeletons in the closet.
    Directed by Dave Byrne, Artistic Director of Blue Moon Theatre Company, and founder of Underground Cinema. Sinead O’ Riordan, who has just completed a national tour of another 2 hander, David Mamet’s ‘Oleanna’ with Company D, plays the dreamy Rose. Michael Hough, who’s recent screen roles include Albert Knobbs, Grabbers and Mattie, plays the brash Cliff.
    PREVIEWS – April 1st, OPENS April 2nd.

  8. Hi Sinead,

    Sounds great – my email is qualitywaffle@gmail.com – looking forward to it 🙂

    Thanks, Kate.

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