By Fishamble: The New Play Company
TINY PLAYS FOR IRELAND
An incredible evening of funny, angry, shocking, tender, satiric, despairing, surreal and hopeful stories from the people of Ireland.
In Autumn 2011 Fishamble: The New Play Company, in partnership with The Irish Times, launched Tiny Plays for Ireland, commissioning tiny works by some of Ireland’s best loved writers and calling for submissions of tiny dramas from the public.
There was an overwhelming response with over 1,700 submissions received, reflecting the creativity and psyche of the nation. The result is an evening of plays by Maeve Binchy, Dermot Bolger, Colum McCann, Rosaleen McDonagh, Sean McLoughlin, Ardal O’Hanlon, Tom Swift, and Michael West presented alongside a selection those submitted by members of the public.
The tiny plays offer a vivid glimpse of contemporary Ireland as seen through a host of perspectives.
The production is accompanied by a programme of debates and discussions, based on the themes and issues explored.
Please note that performances on 28th March 8pm and 31st March 3pm will be assisted. Audio described and captioned performances are facilitated by Arts & Disability Ireland with funding from the Arts Council. More information about assisted performances here.
Suitable ages 15+ contains strong language
The following plays will be part of Tiny Plays for Ireland this March…
Safety Announcement by Joseph O’Connor
Poster Boy by Antonia Hart
White Food by Ardal O’Hanlon
Beat Him Like a Badger by Rosaleen McDonagh
The King’s Shilling by Mark Hennessy
Dont Take It Personally by Rachel Fehily
Sure This Is It by Ciara Ní Chuirc
Between Us We Have Everything by Karl ONeill
Pastoral Care by Gerald Murphy
Broken by Deirdre Kinahan
Commiserations by Niamh Creely
Calling Time by Michael West
Rainout by Jesse Weaver
A Body by Adrienne Michel-Long
A Deal Made in Drimnagh by Sean McLoughlin
A Life by Ronan Geoghegan
Debris by Evan Lee DAlton
Dialogue by Gregory Rosenstock
The Nation’s Assets by Michelle Read
Tuesday Evening (Following the News) by Darren Donohue
The Audition by Rory Nolan
It’s a Lovely Day, Bill Withers by Jody O’Neill
Guaranteed Irish by Colin Murphy
Unrequited by Michael Cussen
Where Will We Go by Dermot Bolger
Tiny Plays for Ireland Talks Series To celebrate the variety of voices and the creativity sparked by Fishamble’s call for submissions for Tiny Plays for Ireland, Fishamble: The New Play Company is programming a series of free pre-show, post-show discussions and readings throughout the run.
Post show discussions featuring a varied panel of speakers from all walks of life, will look at where we are now and where we will go across the range of issues investigated by the playwriting public. March 21, 28 and 30, starting at 9.40pm. Admission free, no booking neccessary. To reflect the amazing interest in the call for submissions by young people, Fishamble offers you a chance to hear YOUNG PEOPLE’S TINY PLAYS FOR IRELAND, a selected reading on Saturday March 24, 5.30-6.30pm. MEET THE PLAYWRIGHTS – pre-show meetings with Fishamble’s Literary Manager Gavin Kostick and the playwrights of Tiny Plays for Ireland. An opportunity to meet some of the writers to discuss and gain insights into the process and pleasures of the production. March 16 and 19, 6.30pm-7.30pm.
Performance Dates, Tickets and Information
20 – 31 MAR 2012~ Tickets 22/18 (conc) Previews 15,16, 17 & 19 MAR 2012 ~Tickets 15 Matinees 24 & 31 MAR 2012, 3.00PM ~Tickets 18 Post-show Discussions 21, 28 & 30 MAR ~ Admission free, no booking necessary Pre-show Discussions (MEET THE PLAYWRIGHTS) 16 & 19 MAR, 6.30pm ~ Admission free but pre-booking advised YOUNG PEOPLE’S TINY PLAYS FOR IRELAND 24 MAR 5.30pm ~ Admission free but pre-booking advised Please note that performances on 28th March 8pm and 31st March 3pm will be assisted.
Audio described and captioned performances are facilitated by Arts & Disability Ireland with funding from the Arts Council.
Suitable ages 15+ May contain strong language
*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.
BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613
Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon-Fri during office hours)
Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.
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.
Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just 5. Ask at box office for more information.
Writers: Dermot Bolger, Niamh Creely, Michael Cussen, Evan Lee DAlton, Darren Donohue, Rachel Fehily, Ronan Geoghegan, Antonia Hart, Mark Hennessy, Deirdre Kinahan, Rosaleen McDonagh, Sean McLoughlin, Adrienne Michel-Long, Colin Murphy, Gerald Murphy, Ciara Ní Chuirc, Rory Nolan, Joseph OConnor, Ardal OHanlon, Jody ONeill, Karl ONeill, Michelle Read, Gregory Rosenstock, Jesse Weaver and Michael West
Cast: Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Robert Donnelly, Mary Murray, Kate Stanley Brennan and Don Wycherley
Directed by Jim Culleton
Dramaturgy by Gavin Kostic
kSet Design by Sabine Dargent
Lighting Design by Paul Keogan
Costume Design by Niamh Lunny,
Sound Design by Ivan Birthistle and Vincent Doherty
Produced by Marketa Dowling
Supported by Irish Copyright Licensing Agency