The New Friday by Grace Collender
Bedtime by Aoife Delany Reade
A Journey by Eva-Jane Gaffney
Salvage by Joanne Hayden
Cáithnín by James Ireland
Selfish by Signe Lury
Come on you Boys in Green by Barry McStay
Our Turn by Niall Murphy
Turf Smoke by Conall Ó Beoláin
Big Little Changes by Sarah-Jane Scott
Selection Panel: Jim Culleton from Fishamble, Bevin Cody from ESB, Manchán Magan, Annabelle Comyn, Gavin Kostick, Hanora Burke, and Jeda de Brí.
Jim Culleton, Artistic Director of Fishamble, said: “We were hugely impressed by the standard of submissions for this Tiny Plays challenge. We believe that the arts has a huge role to play in driving the change that is needed to create a more sustainable world for us all. We were delighted to partner with ESB on this initiative, and to give a platform to playwrights to address one of the biggest challenges we all face, and are very excited now to bring some of these plays to life on the stage.”
‘Tiny Plays for A Brighter Future’ was conceived as an opportunity to give creative expression to all points of view in the transition to a low carbon energy future: to look at the choices we all must make to meet our future climate goals, examine how those choices will impact communities across Ireland, and imagine what we want the Ireland of our future to be, through 600-word Tiny Plays.
Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive of ESB, said: “ESB has a long heritage in supporting the arts, and believe that the arts play a significant role in both documenting, and harnessing social change. This unique partnership with Fishamble recognises the important role that theatre and the written or spoken word can play in communicating the opportunities and complexities of Ireland’s transition to a low carbon energy future. We would like to congratulate the shortlisted playwrights, and indeed everyone who took the time to capture their vision for a brighter future in just 600 words”
Dirty Protest & Fishamble invite you to the sharing of 3 new short plays written collaboratively between Welsh & Irish writers!
On the Horizon: Welsh - Irish Connections
Ar y Gorwel: Cysylltiadau Cymreig – Gwyddelig
Ag Bun na Spéire: Ceangail idir an Bhreatain Bhig agus Éire
Thurs 17 June, 2021
10-11am: Creative Opportunities session / Sesiwn Cyfleoedd Creadigol
11-11:15am Break /Egwyl
11:15am-12:30pm Play sharings/Rhannu’r dramâu
1-2:30pm The afternoon will finish with a 90 minute discussion about current and future opportunities for Welsh-Irish connections through art. Speakers to be announced.
Dirty Protest is Wales' award-winning theatre company leading the development, promotion and production of new writing for performance.
Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning Irish theatre company that discovers, develops and produces new plays of national importance with a global reach, while championing the role of the playwright.
For this online event, we have joined forces to pair up Welsh and Irish writers to collaborate on three new short plays!
You are invited to listen to the very first public sharing of these plays, read by Welsh and Irish actors, and to hear more about the collaborations in a post-reading Q+A with the writers.
The pairs of writers are:
Connor Allen & Ciara Elizabeth Smyth
Samantha O'Rourke & Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney
Hefin Robinson & Shannon Yee
As part of the event, we will also hear about the international opportunities available for Welsh and Irish artists in 2021 and beyond. We will also hold an open discussion about the philosophical, political and cultural links between Wales and Ireland that might support and underpin future collaboration.
The event will be live captioned and BSL interpreted. There will be a Welsh translator in the room and we actively encourage contributions in Welsh. Please let us know, either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or when prompted at the booking stage on Eventbrite, if you have any additional access needs.
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