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Project Arts Centre presents
Dates: 19 Feb - 19 Feb
Show Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: €25 - €22
By 24 Hour Play Project for Dublin Youth Theatre
24 HOUR PLAY PROJECT
What can happen when you combine the talents of some of Ireland’s most respected playwrights, directors, and stars of the stage and screen, the adrenaline of one youth theatre, a New York theatre company and 24 hours…?
Six much-loved playwrights, six successful directors, and a star-studded cast of over twenty have come out to support Ireland’s longest running youth theatre in a one night only performance of brand new work. Oh, and did we mention these shows will be written, rehearsed and staged in just 24 exhilarating hours?
In its thirty-fifth year, Dublin Youth Theatre continues to push boundaries, this time by teaming up with New Yorks 24 Hour Company to bring you six new shows from some of Irelands leading theatre-makers. The 24 Hour Plays have been produced throughout the US and in Germany, Australia, China, Greece, Denmark and the UK. All proceeds from this very special event will go to Dublin Youth Theatre.
The best line up on any stage in Ireland this year, guaranteed!
Gary Duggan, Deirdre Kinahan, Pauline McLynn, Paul Meade, Elaine Murphy & Tom Swift
Veronica Coburn, Wayne Jordan, Deirdre Molloy, Annie Ryan, Alan Stanford & Willie White
Amy Conroy, Derbhla Crotty, Peter Daly, Maeve Fitzgerald, Philip Judge, Louis Lovett, Georgina McKevitt, Aonghus Óg McNally, Conor MacNeill, Clelia Murphy, Rory Murphy, Roxanna Nic Liam, Caitriona Ní Mhurchu, Pat Nolan, Rory Nolan, Helen Norton, Kathy Rose O’Brien, Mark O’Halloran, Hilary O’Shaughnessy, Paul Reid, Jacinta Sheerin, Karl Shiels & Don Wycherley
How the 24 Hour Plays work
9.30pm, 18th February – The creative and production teams and the producers from New York meet at Project Arts Centre for introductions and to explain how the process works
The actors will share any hidden talents they might behold (piano playing, beat-boxing, fluency in Chinese etc) that the playwrights might use as inspiration
10.30pm – The playwrights will be left alone to battle it out and trade actors to complete their dream cast.
11.30pm – The playwrights head to a secret location and start writing their mini-masterpieces
6am, 19th February – The playwrights are joined by the producers and directors to read the finished scripts
6.30am – The Directors are assigned to a script
8am- The actors arrive for rehearsal
8am – 6pm- The actors and directors work together to discuss their play, learn lines, rehearse, tech and get ready to perform…
7.30pm – Show time! The six brand new plays will be staged at Space Upstairs in Project Arts Centre.
Performance Dates, Tickets and Information
19 FEB 2012~ Tickets 25/22 (conc)
*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.
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Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….
…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.
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