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Date:2018-01-17

The Project Quiz Night #2

Project bar

Special Event/ 24 Aug

€40 (for a team of 4)

Get your geek on for a great cause - Join us in the bar this August for a fun and fabulous table quiz hosted by the magnificent Mangina Jones. Grab your three smartest mates and join us for a fun&hell

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AFTER by Liv O'Donoghue

Space Upstiars

Dance/ 07 Sep - 15 Sep

€14-16

This is it. It’s over. The end of days. Humanity and the world as we know it are ending and we’ve stared deep into the abyss to make a documentary for you. Using live-stream film, physicality and

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Assisted Solo by Philip Connaughton

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 07 Sep - 15 Sep

€16 - €14

Three performers dance their memories and hopes in this raw allegory of life. It’s about people using whatever they can to make their own perfect solo.

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Everything I Do by One Two One Two

Cube

Theatre/ 07 Sep - 15 Sep

€15 - €13

Accompanied by her guitar, a hysterical pop singer riffs on love in a lonely universe. She’s attempting heartfelt communication with a room full of strangers. It’s a solo exploration of co-depende

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Dublin Fringe Festival 2018

Theatre/ 08 Sep - 23 Sep

Free Admission

Early announcement shows on sale now!

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Oneday by Dick Walsh and James Moran

Cube

Theatre/ 08 Sep - 15 Sep

€15 - €13

Dick Walsh and James Moran are staging news articles published on 13th March 2012. Or in other words, they're examining a dying media using a dead artform.

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Susie and the Story Shredder by Bombinate Theatre

Cube

Theatre/ 08 Sep - 16 Sep

€12 - €8

King Levi says that stories make your brain go fuzzy and your hands turn green. All stories are banned in the Kingdom of Levitas. It’s Susie and Shredder’s job to enforce the King’s law, shreddi

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FABLE by HUMAN COLLECTIVE

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 09 Sep - 16 Sep

€8-12

A sinister dance-theatre production for young adults. An all-male cast of highly physical street dancers dissect modern life, from the unanticipated consequences of new technologies to political consp

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Running + Walking in the Phoenix Park by Martin Sharry

Cube

Theatre/ 12 Sep - 22 Sep

€12

A man is running for his life. Running helps the brain to regenerate. Over time, he forgets himself. He grows more interested in the trees, the history, the life of the park. A conversation with a hor

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Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? by Samira Elagoz

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 14 Sep - 15 Sep

€14-16

An award-winning performance about violence and intimacy. Samira Elagoz takes us along on her personal research project across three continents. From online platforms to close encounters, she showcase

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Trial of the Centurys by The Mess Around & Popical Island

Cube

Theatre/ 17 Sep - 22 Sep

€15 - €13

Fun-loving popstar twins Trevor and Elliot Century (AKA 'Trelliot') are more accustomed to talent show judges than those of the legal variety. Alas, after being served a summons by a dodgy merch sales

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My Dad's Blind by Anna Sheils-McNamee

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 18 Sep - 22 Sep

€16 - €14

Inspired by raw audio recordings, this is a true story about Anna's blind Dad. Examining misplaced pity in all its guises, this is an irreverent look at what happens when a parent loses his sight whil

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Seahorse by Christiane O Mahony & For the Birds

Cube

Theatre/ 18 Sep - 22 Sep

€15 - €13

At 35, Mara is an overqualified underachiever. She works part time in an aquarium, eats ice-cream for breakfast and likes ticking 'single' on forms. A surreal underwater experience about trying to be

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Drip Feed by Karen Cogan

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 19 Sep - 22 Sep

€16 - €14

Shortlisted for Soho Theatre’s biennial Verity Bargate Award comes this blistering new play from Stewart Parker Trust Award winner Karen Cogan, a fast, infectiously dark comedy about the messiness o

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Dublin Theatre Festival 2018

Theatre/ 27 Sep - 14 Oct

Free Admission

Dublin theatre Festival is back. Enjoy 18 wonderful days of world-class Irish and international theatre this autumn right across Ireland's capital city.

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Fantasia

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 28 Sep - 29 Sep

€25-30

Fantasia deals with the subject of imagination and theatre as a place where the world of fiction is born. How does this unique agreement between the audience and artists arise, allowing actors to crea

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Mining Stories

Cube

Theatre/ 28 Sep - 30 Sep

€20-25

On the 5th of November 2015, a dam containing toxic mining waste collapsed in the mountains of the Brazilian mining region of Minas Gerais. Mining Stories is not a detective story or a reconstruction

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NASSIM

Cube

Theatre/ 02 Oct - 07 Oct

€20-25

Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night a different performer joins the p

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Company

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 03 Oct - 07 Oct

€15-25

Opening with this tantalising directive, Samuel Beckett’s Company reads almost as an experiment into the notion of being itself. This is an intensely moving and lyrical work, which interrogates the

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In Development: Before by Pat Kinevane

Soace Upstairs

Theatre/ 05 Oct

€0.00

From the Olivier Award-winning team of writer/ performer Pat Kinevane, director Jim Culleton and composer Denis Clohessy. Following the huge international success of Fishamble’s trilogy — Forgotte

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In Development: The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Tóibín

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 06 Oct

€0.00

A new adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s piercing novel about broken family, making a family of your own and the cost of caring for each other. It’s 90s Ireland and AIDS is still a life sentence. A sis

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In Development: Dance Plague

Cube

Theatre/ 06 Oct

€0.00

From Collapsing Horse, Dance Plague is about bodies, autonomy, rebellion, wildness, animalistic abandon, losing yourself and losing self consciousness. It’s about music and the brain, it’s about t

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Youth Theatre Ireland Young Critics’ Panel

Cube

Talks and Readings/ 07 Oct

€0.00

The Young Critics are back. Get a different perspective on this year’s festival programme as 16 young people from across Ireland share their critical response in a session chaired by Dr. Karen Frick

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The End of Eddy

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 09 Oct - 13 Oct

€15-25

Born into poverty in an isolated village in rural France, a boy grows up amongst hard men and women living hard and violent lives. Bullied relentlessly for being gay, this is the story of Eddy’s str

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Klosterhof

Cube

Theatre/ 09 Oct - 13 Oct

€20-25

Inviting you on a virtual trip through time, the starting point for which is the imagined opening of a time capsule found in 2109. The capsule contains a collection of stories documenting its creators

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Blast: International Critics’ Forum 2018

Talks and Readings/ 10 Oct

€0.00

The space for engaging with performance is shrinking fast. Critical coverage is disappearing, star ratings just won’t cut it, and online sharing is simply a speedy and cost effective way of talking

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My Name is Language

Wood Quay Venue

Performance/ 13 Oct - 14 Oct

€14-15

A performative work by Dutch artist Nicoline van Harskamp on the topic of names: how they can be given as well as withdrawn, inflicted, collected, hidden or adapted. Can a name be translated into a di

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In Development: The Devlin Project

Cube

Theatre/ 13 Oct

€0.00

A multimedia exploration of how civil rights agitation turned to militancy in the late sixties— the era when the revolution was actually televised. Two women, Irish and African American—modelled o

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Latest From the Newsroom

Rehearsal Space Available

Need a rehearsal space? We've got you covered. For the month of August we're offering reduced rates to makers and artists to use the Cube for rehearsal space and the development of new work. The space can be hired on a daily or weekly basis during the dates below, all days are 10am - 6pm. Dates: 24 - 27 July 30 Jul - 2 Aug 7 - 10 Aug 17 Aug 20 - 24 Aug Rates: Daily: €65 (unfunded) €100 (funded) Weekly: €300 (unfunded) €450 (funded) To make an enquiry please email marketing@projectartscentre.ie The space is also available for commercial…

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Residency Update: Åsa Sonjasdotter

Visual artist Åsa Sonjasdotter is currently finishing off her research trip around Ireland organised by Project's Curator of Visual Arts, Lívia Páldi. Over the course of her stay she has visited experts, sites and organisations, all in preparation for her artistic project, Cultivating Stories, a work that investigates questions and and stories of local, cultivated plants. Along the way she has learnt about methods for analysing 6000 year old grains found on archaeological sites thanks to the generous introduction by archeologist Dr Meriel McClatchie at the School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, she has received hundreds of leftover oak tree seedlings from the…

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