Today we were delighted to receive a message from President Michael D Higgins congratulating us on our 30th year.
"MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT MICHAEL D. HIGGINS
I am delighted to send my best wishes to Fishamble Theatre Company as you celebrate your thirtieth anniversary.
During the three decades since your establishment you have received acclaim at home and on the international stage, garnering many prestigious awards. You have also staged many brave and groundbreaking plays which have challenged, surprised and delighted audiences around the world. As you look back over thirty years of artistic endeavor you have much to regard with pride.
I wish you every success as you continue to nurture new and emerging talent, and to introduce another generation of theatre goers to truly innovative drama, theatre and performance.
Michael D. Higgins
Uachtarán na hÉireann
President of Ireland"
We thank the President for his continued support over the years, and for making today a Good Friday indeed!
Fishamble and Rosaleen McDonagh to perform at the Traveller Ethnicity Celebration on 15th March 2018
To mark the State’s recognition of Traveller Ethnicity on March 1st, 2017, the Traveller community is coming together to put on a day-long celebratory event in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The first event of its kind, the Traveller Ethnicity Celebration – March 15th 2018 – is open to all people and communities to join the celebration showcase of culture, heritage, language and identity of Travellers, Ireland’s only indigenous minority.
A reading of 'Running Out of Road' by Rosaleen McDonagh, directed by Fishamble's Artistic Director Jim Culleton, will be performed as part of the programme at 3pm.
The Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration is a free, non-ticketed event. It is open from 11am to 6pm, with exhibitions, workshops, film, children’s entertainment and many more activities running throughout the day in 5 different locations. This event is supported by the Department of Justice and Equality.
From 8 March - 1 April 2018, FIshamble will be bringing the Pat Kinevane Trilogy to the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles in association with Georganne Aldrich Heller, supported by Culture Ireland.
The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and Fishamble: The New Play Company in association with Georganne Aldrich Heller present
UNDERNEATH, SILENT & FORGOTTEN
8 March - 1 April 2018
Written and performed by Pat Kinevane
Directed by Jim Culleton
Los Angeles Creative Team
Sound Design & Composition by Denis Clohessy (Silent & Underneath)
Costume Stylist Catherine Condell
Choreography Adviser Emma O’Kane (Underneath)
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Produced by Beth Hogan, Eva Scanlan & Georganne Aldrich Heller
Stage Manager Beth Mack
Lighting Design by Pat Kinevane, Jim Culleton & Katelan Braymer
Fishamble's UK touring productions Underneath, Silent and Forgotten by Pat Kinevane and The Humours of Bandon by Margaret McAuliffe are supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain.
16-20 May The Humours of Bandon by Margaret McAuliffe at Brighton Festival, UK
30 May Forgotten by Pat Kinevane, Dundee Rep Theatre, Scotland
1 Jun Forgotten by Pat Kinevane, Paisley Arts Centre, Scotland
29-30 Nov Underneath by Pat Kinevane, Warwick Arts Centre, UK
Following the success of Show in a Bag over the past nine years, Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) are joining forces again in 2018 to support actors in the making of their own tourable production.
DEADLINE: 5pm GMT on February 19th 2018.
Submissions for A PLAY FOR IRELAND have now closed!
A PLAY FOR IRELAND is Fishamble's brand new play development initiative for playwrights across the island of Ireland. Fishamble is looking for ideas for one, big, ambitious 'state of the nation' play that bursts with humanity and tackles a subject about which the playwright feels passionate.
Chosen playwrights will be announced in April 2018.