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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