Caitríona Daly wins Writers’ Guild of Ireland Zebbie Award for Best Theatre Script along with Mark O’Halloran
We are delighted that Caitríona Daly won the Best Theatre Script Zebbie Award for her play Duck Duck Goose which was developed as part of A Play for Ireland initiative. Duck Duck Goose was produced by Fishamble in 2021, and was performed as part of Dublin Theatre Festival, before an Irish Tour.
The award was shared between Caitríona and Mark O’Halloran for his play Conversations After Sex .
TINY PLAYS FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE wins the Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice at the Business to Arts Awards 2022
Join our team! Fishamble is seeking for an Assistant Production Manager- Traineeship with Fishamble & Eoin Kilkenny
JOB TITLE: Assistant Production Manager
REPORTING TO: Eoin Kilkenny, Production Manager; Eva Scanlan, Executive Director
CONTRACT: Short-term, flexible contract,
5 September – 7 November 2022 - Part-time from 5 September (monitoring emails, attending meetings) - Full-time from 26 September to 7 November (tech and national tour)
Dates are flexible and open to discussion.
FEE PAID: €3,500 plus touring expenses (travel, accommodation, per diems) covered.
LOCATION: Rehearsals and technical rehearsals in Dublin; tour dates across Ireland.
See full job description and hiring process details:
Applications will be accepted by email only and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Assistant Production Manager’ in the subject line. The closing date for receipt of all applications is 5pm on Friday 15 July 2022.
DUETS UPDATE FROM Irish Theatre Institute, Fishamble: The New Play Company & Dublin Fringe Festival
Irish Theatre Institute (ITI), Fishamble: The New Play Company and Dublin Fringe Festival are pausing the DUETS initiative for 2022. This is being done to review the resources and supports most required by theatre artists now. The DUETS partners will continue to support idea development and artists in 2022 through their existing and new artist support programmes.
This successful partnership created Show in a Bag in 2010 to facilitate the creation of new small scale, tour-ready shows, highlighting the talents and skills of performers making work for Dublin Fringe Festival. In 2019, working in response to the changing needs of the sector, the Show in a Bag partners introduced a new opportunity, DUETS. This artist support initiative champions professional artists working in pairs to tell one-of-a-kind stories, using the unique combination of their skills.
In these ever-changing times, ITI, Fishamble and Dublin Fringe Festival will pause and work together once again to solicit feedback and undertake research to identify the resources and supports most needed by the sector now.
We want to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Directors of Irish Theatre Institute, Siobhán Bourke and Jane Daly, for their passionate contribution to our eleven year partnership and the far-reaching, impactful body of work it has created.
Fishamble: The New Play Company presents the World Premiere of Duck Duck Goose by Caitríona Daly
Premiering in Dublin Theatre Festival as part of its nationwide tour
on 29th September - 3rd October at Pavilion Theatre and
7th – 9th October at Draíocht.
Followed by performances at the Everyman Theatre Cork; Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny; Lyric Theatre, Belfast; and Belltable, Limerick.
Duck Duck Goose follows the story of Chris Quinn, a young man who, in an attempt to help his friend, becomes deeply embroiled in a rape allegation. As the rules change, and confusion reigns supreme, Chris struggles between loyalty, love and doubt.
Full of moral ambiguity and psychological complexity, this viscerally-charged new play by Caitríona Daly constantly shifts our perspective on ideas of consent, trust, and trial by social media
Duck Duck Goose by Caitríona Daly was developed as part of our A Play for Ireland initiative between 2017 and 2019. This was a two-year process in association with Draíocht, The Everyman, Lime Tree Theatre/Belltable, Lyric Theatre, Pavilion Theatre, and Town Hall Theatre. This play is the second to have been produced through this programme.
Written by Caitríona Daly
Directed by Jim Culleton
Produced by Eva Scanlan
Performed by John Doran, Naoise Dunbar, Caitríona Ennis, Liam Heslin, Aidan Moriarty, and Roseanna Purcell
Set and Lighting Design by Paul Keogan
Costume Design by Saileóg O'Halloran
Music and Sound Design by Carl Kennedy
Movement Director Bryan Burroughs
About Fishamble’s A Play for Ireland
As part of Fishamble's : The New Play Company 30th year in 2018, we set out to find one, big, ambitious play, that bursts with humanity and tackles a subject about which the playwright feels passionate - A PLAY FOR IRELAND that captures the zeitgeist of the country, that demands to be produced. Submissions were invited from across Ireland at the start of this two-year process, which encouraged the citizens of Ireland, and non-Irish citizens living on the island of Ireland, to write plays, engaging people aged 18+, from all communities, throughout the country. The Alternative by Michael Patrick and Oisin Kearney was chosen and produced in 2019, winning two Irish Times Theatre Awards. Duck Duck Goose is the second play from this initiative to be produced by Fishamble.
Pavilion Theatre - 29th September - 3rd October
Draíocht - 7th - 9th October
The Everyman, Cork - 12th - 14th October
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny - 16th October
Lyric Theatre, Belfast - 19th - 20th October
Belltable, Limerick - 23rd October
Fishamble: The New Play Company is currently seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced, and enthusiastic person to fulfil a short term Marketing Assistant contract from mid-September to December 2021.
The Marketing Assistant will work alongside the outgoing Marketing and Development Manager during a handover period, and then with the Development and Marketing Officer, in a tight-knit, collaborative, and supportive environment.
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and delivering programmatic marketing for the Company and working on implementing audience development initiatives, with particular focus on upcoming major productions in 2021.
For full job spec and how to apply see below.
Deadline Monday 23 August, 5pm.
Fishamble is delighted to announce that John McGrane and and Ronan Nulty have joined the Fishamble Board.
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