Ronan Noone left his home in the west of Ireland at the age of 24. He worked as a house painter and bartender on Martha's Vineyard before receiving a Masters degree from Boston University's graduate playwriting program.
Noone's play, "Brendan," is a portrait of an Irish immigrant who embodies many of the characteristics of a so-called "transnational." Brendan works hard to embrace the opportunities offered to him in his new home, but fixates on all that he's left behind.
Ronan Noone talks about "Brendan," and how he came to identify himself as a Bostonian.
This program aired on November 15, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.