Fishamble Diaries

Playwright Gender Balance in Fishamble

Playwright Gender Balance   At Fishamble, we aim to develop and produce a high quality, varied programme of new plays without any discrimination because of the gender, race or background of the playwrights.  The excellent posts of many of our colleagues on WakingTheFeminists.org have caused us to look closely at our facts and figures in relation to gender balance.     Attendees of our playwriting course over the past three years have been: – Women 60% – Men 40% Plays we supported on their way to production, through the New Play Clinic over the past three years, are led by: – Women 62% […]

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Statement from Jim Culleton, Artistic Director of Fishamble, on #WakingTheFeminists

Waking the Feminists is such an impressive and thought-provoking campaign. It has sparked necessary and productive discussions, including in Fishamble, where we are very proud of our relationship with many female playwrights and theatre artists. We are committed to reviewing our commissioning and play development processes to ensure fully equal opportunities exist for both female and male playwrights, as well as other theatre artists and practitioners. This is currently under discussion at executive and board level and we look forward to engaging with Waking the Feminists as part of that review in the future.

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Literary Internship with Fishamble: Devan Chee-A-Tow

Upon being placed in an internship, one is told many euphemistic things in terms of managing one’s expectations–to expect that one may not always be given work to complete at any given moment or to expect that one’s work may not always be meaningful etc.  However, working as the literary assistant at Fishamble has been a stroke of luck in that I haven’t really been faced with any of those things, for not only has this been a busy job, but I’ve also been given a unique window into Irish culture that has provided deep insight I’m not sure I […]

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Show in a Bag 2015

Show in a Bag 2015

We’re delighted to be revealing Show in a Bag 2015 artists. Seven Irish performers are taking part in this sixth edition of the scheme, brought by the partnership between Fishamble: The New Play Company, Irish Theatre Institute and Tiger Dublin Fringe. Tickets are now on sale. Sure Thing – Eric O’Brien and Jed Murray Rebel Rebel – Robbie O’Connor and Aisling O’Mara The Auld Fella – Michael Glenn Murphy, featuring Craig Connolly The Matador – Shane O’Reilly

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Jim Culleton on Silent for Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

Jim Culleton on Silent for Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

We’re super excited that our globetrotting production of SILENT by Pat Kinevane will make its London premiere next week, in the Soho Theatre, with support from Culture Ireland and in association with Georganne Aldrich Heller. Jim Culleton, the play’s director, has been asked to write about the process of creating Silent with Pat for Bloomsbury Methuen Drama blog. Methuen published all three plays by Fishamble and Pat Kinevane – Forgotten and Silent as one volume and Underneath as a separate book.  These playscripts are available at the performances and also through our office  – just call 01 6704018 or drop […]

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Annual Performing Arts Conference

Annual Performing Arts Conference

We look forward to the beginning of June each year, not only because the days are definitely and visibly longer, but also because that is when the Theater Forum’s Annual Performing Arts Conference takes place. This is an opportunity for the sector to meet, discuss, persuade, shake heads and fists, laugh, share, listen, learn, and question. This year, the conference is held in The Model in Sligo with programme curated by Jo Mangan. If you’re interested, follow Theatre Forum on Twitter (@TheatreForumIE) and Facebook (Theatre Forum Ireland). They are linking to new speaker content each day in the countdown to […]

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Literary Internship With Fishamble: Emily Michaels

Literary Internship With Fishamble: Emily Michaels

I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in the arts in some way ever since I was a child and as a result, have joined a large portion of the world in developing a very strong passion for them, theatre in particular. I was naturally thrilled when I learned that the internship position I would be holding during my semester abroad would be the literary assistant for Fishamble. I have absolutely loved my time here and in addition to getting to read over new 30 plays and really exploring just what makes for a good show, I have also learned […]

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A Noble Call for Marriage Equality

A Noble Call for Marriage Equality

Last week, the theatre community gathered in the Abbey Theatre for a Noble Call for Marriage Equality, hosted by Senator Fiach MacConghail and Cllr Mannix Flynn. It was an excellent event, very poignant, honest, touching, funny, frank and moving. This short video edit gives you an idea of the great atmosphere in the Abbey that morning. Watch the video by clicking on the picture. You know what to do!    

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Marketing Internship With Fishamble: Michael Tyrrell

Being a relatively latecomer to theatre going, my interest piqued by a brief dalliance with drama theory in college, I never put too much thought into what actually goes into the producing and touring of a play. My attention too enamoured by the sights and sounds conjured live on stage before me. Participating in a marketing internship with Fishamble: The New Play Company however, has given me a new found appreciation for the efforts and myriad processes involved in getting that show to the stage. The creativity, diligence and focused coordination employed by the Fishamble team ensures that quality, original […]

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Little Thing, Big Thing Touring Around Europe

Little Thing, Big Thing Touring Around Europe

Our stage Manager Steph Ryan has taken some photos while touring the last few weeks with Little Thing, Big Thing. The production has been to the Clwyd Theatr Cymru as part of the Celtic Festival, Centre Culturel Irlandais and to the Geneva Literary Aid Society. We’re very grateful to Culture Ireland for their support, which makes such international touring possible. Little Thing, Big Thing is currently running in the Project Arts Centre – the only Irish venue this year, catch it before it ends on May 16. These shots are from Mold in Wales – the venue, views from the […]

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Fishamble: The New Play Company
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Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018
info@fishamble.com

Supported By

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Fundraising Fellowship Dublin . Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.