Fishamble are proud to present a selection of tiny plays submitted from its recent writing challenge. TINY PLAYS 24/7 will be presented online for audiences to enjoy, and will be a combination of pieces performed on the O’Reilly Theatre stage and multimedia pieces created digitally.
The performances will premiere online on Friday 24 July, and will be available to view online for one week after.
During the past few months, Fishamble, and the Irish artistic community, has been working hard to keep imaginations lively, communities engaged, and most of all offer people the opportunity of communication through creative expression. Fishamble wanted people to keep their creativity flowing by challenging people in Ireland and around the world, to write 600 word Tiny Plays.
From March to April, Fishamble set this challenge for residents of Ireland and the Irish abroad, with a weekly prompts of COMMUNITY, NATURE, TRADE, and ESSENTIAL. Fishamble then opened this challenge out to the rest of the world in May, asking people to respond to the prompt of CHANGE. Fishamble was delighted to receive over 470 submissions in total for the #TinyPlayChallenge, and published a selection of the Tiny Plays at www.fishamble.com/tinyplaychallenge, in addition to sending a prize of Fishamble playscripts to the chosen writers.
As Ireland begins to ease out of its lockdown, and as Irish theatre begins to look towards a new future, Fishamble is proud to announce that it will be presenting a selection of submitted plays, on 24th July. TINY PLAYS 24/7 will be presented online, it will be a combination of pieces performed on the O’Reilly Theatre stage and filmed, as well as multimedia pieces created digitally.
The pieces will premiere online on 24th July at 7pm, and we encourage audiences to join us for the premiere by registering through eventbrite.ie at https://bit.ly/TinyPlays247 (free to view, donations would be greatly appreciated). The performances will then be available to watch for a week following on Fishamble’s YouTube channel.
The pieces will be directed by Jim Culleton, and filmed by Jeda de Brí, the creative team includes Carl Kennedy (Sound design), John Gunning (Lighting Design), and Maree Kearns (costume design).
Cast to date includes, Kwaku Fortune, Gill Buckle, Fionn Foley, Genevieve Hulme Beaman, Denise Gough, Rory Nolan, Clare Barrett, Eleanor Methven, Marty Rea, Pat Kinevane, Mary Murray, Caitriona Ennis, Leah Minto, John Olohan, Catherine Byrne, Jack Olohan, Eileen Walsh, Aaron Monaghan, Clare Monnelly. Further names to be announced.
'I am delighted that we will present performances during the first week that theatres can reopen, on 24/7, and for a week afterwards, of a small selection of Tiny Plays. We hope that this will share how people responded to the pandemic and the restrictions of the past three months, explore some solutions that theatre artists have been finding to stage work, and celebrate the very beginning of being back in theatre buildings for live, socially-distanced performances.' Jim Culleton, Artistic Director of Fishamble
The selected plays and playwrights included are:
· Martyrs by Caitríona Daly
· War Paint by Conor Hanratty
· Kiss of Death by Lora Hartin
· Bear Hunt by Grace Lobo
· For How Janelle Monáe Once Made Me Feel by Julia Marks
· Ragnarok by Ryan Murphy
· The Wonder of You by Eric O ‘Brien
· Change by Patrick O'Laoghaire
· Just Because They're Birds by Maria Popovic
· Wild Horses by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth
Press information: Sinead O’Doherty, O’Doherty Communications 086 259 1070 firstname.lastname@example.org
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