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A major play reading season of contemporary Scottish plays
Fishamble – in partnership with the British Council presented a major play reading season of contemporary Scottish plays on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November 2005 at Project.
Four cutting-edge plays from Scotland were presented in Ireland for the first time. They were directed by leading Scottish directors and accompanied by a discussion of current developments in Scottish Theatre.
Reading 1: Passing Places
Writer: Stephen Greenhorn
Director: Muriel Romanes
Reading 2: Kill the Old, Torture Their Young
Writer: David Harrower
Director: Lorenzo Mele
Reading 3: Outlying Islands
Writer: David Greig
Director: Anna Newell
Reading 4: Further Than the Furthest Thing
Writer: Zinnie Harris
Director: James Brining
Cast: Karen Ardiff, Andrew Bennett, Jane Brennan, Feidlim Cannon, Fiona Condon, Peter Hanly, Eamonn Hunt, Pauline Hutton, Darragh Kelly, Emmet Kirwan, Pat Laffan, Garrett Lombard, Vinnie McCabe, Aaron Monaghan, Des Nealon, Helen Norton, Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Eamonn Owens, Karl Shiels, Paul Reid, Arthur Riordan, Judith Roddy, Mal Whyte
Panel Discussion : Panel discussion on the plays and current developments in Scottish theatre;
Chairman: Gavin Kostick
Panellists: Philip Howard (Traverse), Julie Ellen (Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland) and Neil Murray (National Theatre of Scotland).
Comment: All readings and discussions were free but ticketed. This project received specific support from the Arts Council’s Travel and Come See schemes and from the European Cultural Contact Point.