Fishamble is delighted to announce that Colleen Savage has joined the Fishamble Board. Colleen is director of Savage Strategy, a strategic business and communications consultancy, working with clients in both the public and private sector. She graduated with a degree in economics from Trinity College Dublin, and a Masters in international development studies from University College Dublin. She has served as a board member of the National Consumers agency (now CPCC) and the National Audit and Oversight Commission for Local Government. She is a keen supporter of the arts and cultural community in Ireland.
Will you take on the Tiny Play Challenge?
Fishamble invites anyone around the world write their own 600 word Tiny Play responding to the prompt of Change.
Would you welcome the challenge of exploring your thoughts and feelings through drama? Do you have a dramatic story that you feel the urge to work out for yourself, and maybe share with your fellow global citizens?
Fishamble: The New Play company wants people to keep their creativity flowing by challenging people, world-wide, to write 600 word Tiny Plays.
Fishamble, alongside many of its colleagues in the wider Irish artistic community, is working hard to keep imaginations lively, communities engaged and most of all offer people the opportunity of communication through creative expression.
For the past 4 weeks, Fishamble set this challenge for residents of Ireland and the Irish abroad, with a weekly prompt. So far hundreds of Tiny Plays have been submitted, responding to the prompts of COMMUNITY, NATURE, TRADE, and ESSENTIAL. Fishamble has published a selection of the Tiny Plays at www.fishamble.com/tinyplaychallenge, and sent a prize of Fishamble playscripts to the chosen writers.
Fishamble is now very pleased to announce that the final iteration of the #TinyPlayChallenge will be open to everyone, of all ages, anywhere in the world.
This time Fishamble is asking people to respond to the prompt of CHANGE.
The submission window will open on Thursday 23 Apr and close on Friday 8 May. Fishamble will publish a selection of these plays on the website on Friday 15 May. Fishamble will also be sharing tips on writing Tiny Plays on their social media in the coming weeks.
'As we live through these strange times, Fishamble is finding further ways to continue to engage with artists and the public. The Tiny Play Challenge is intended to stimulate people to use their creativity to give shape to new experiences, and we have been thrilled with the response so far.
'For the final challenge, we are extending the invitation to submit a play to anyone, of any nationality, living anywhere in the world.
'In the end the company believes that the role of drama is to allow people to reflect deeply on and to share the human experience. After all, we are all in this together. We think the world needs to talk to itself.'
- Jim Culleton, Artistic Director, Fishamble.
We are so delighted to wake up to the wonderful news that our Artistic Director Jim Culleton has won Best Director, and Denis Clohessy has won Best Soundscape, for The Alternative by Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney, at The Irish Times Theatre Awards supported by TileStyle!
This play was presented by Fishamble: The New Play Company in association with Draiocht Blanchardstown, The Everyman, The Lime Tree Theatre/ Belltable, Lyric Theatre Belfast, Pavilion Theatre and Town Hall Theatre Galway, and supported by Tesco Ireland Finest and Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail. Denis Clohessy also won Best Soundscape for THE EXAMINATION and IIN OUR VEINS.
A huge congratulations to all the nominees, especially Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney, for their wonderful new play.
Thank you to our funders Arts Council Ireland, Dublin City Council, and Culture Ireland, for supporting all our work.
Congrats again everyone, and thank you!
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