Fishamble Diaries

Little Thing, Big Thing starts its 2015 touring

Little Thing, Big Thing starts its 2015 touring

Almost exactly a year after the premiere run of LITTLE THING, BIG THING, we are reviving the production to bring it to audiences in  England, France, Switzerland, Scotland, America and Dublin city centre. You may remember a year ago, the play was co-commissioned by the STROLLERS Touring Network (a great group of excellent venues), and toured to 16 theatres around Ireland. In 2015, with generous support from Culture Ireland, Donal O’Kelly (who also wrote the wonderful script) and Sorcha Fox are back to star as we are taking the show further afield. This week, the team is in Clwyd Theatr […]

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New View from the Office

New View from the Office

This wonderful mural is our new office view. Make sure you vote in the upcoming Marriage Referendum.

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Literary Internship With Fishamble: Sarah Hoover

Literary Internship With Fishamble: Sarah Hoover

I appear to be living my life backwards. After many years as a theatre maker or administrator of one kind or another, I’ve found myself suddenly in Ireland completing a Master’s degree and an internship.  In that order. However, the internship with Fishamble has made me articulate my experience in a new way, which in turn allows me to consider my process and future as a theatre maker from a new perspective. Reading 40 plays in various stages of composition was like seeing a motorcycle being built. All of the mysterious functions of character, plot, and pace that work so […]

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On Tour with Underneath

On Tour with Underneath

Pat Kinevane wrote his first play, The Nun’s Wood, for Fishamble in 1998, followed by The Plains of Enna in 1999.  In 2006, Fishamble produced Pat’s first solo play, Forgotten, and this was followed in 2011 by his second solo play, Silent, also commissioned by Fishamble.  In all his plays, Pat is fearless and brave in the way he tackles issues that are close to his heart, and this is matched by his wicked sense of humour and inventive theatricality. When we embarked on the productions of Forgotten and Silent, we had no idea that they would tour, not just […]

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Underneath played to the living and the dead

Underneath played to the living and the dead

Full house and standing ovation in Glasnevin Cemetery where we played to an audience of the living and the dead, over a million people in  total! Photo with Tina and Marian from Phizzfest  and Mervyn and Ann from Glasnevin Trust.

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New Play Clinic 2015 Underway

New Play Clinic 2015 Underway

The first New Play Clinic of 2015 has been held on Friday evening, 6th March, and as a first one of the roles, that played by Kasia Lech-Hill, was read in by performer via Skype from the UK. This is entirely appropriate as the play, ‘The Passengers’ by Anna Wolf and Rory O’Sullivan and produced by Polish Theatre Ireland, was itself written by writers in different parts of Europe and investigates a transitional world where here and there can no longer be felt as home or abroad. It was a very exciting read and, without giving too much away, the […]

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The Bruntwood Prize is open for submissions

The Bruntwood Prize is open for submissions

Playwrights – The Bruntwood Prize is open for submissions. It searches for great new plays and great writers. It looks for scripts that are original and unperformed, by writers of any experience. So far there have been 17 winning playwrights, who have been awarded a total of £160,000.The Prize is open to anyone aged 16 and over from the UK and Ireland. For more information and how to enter click HERE.  

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‘Forgotten’ in a new contemporary Irish plays anthology

'Forgotten' in a new contemporary Irish plays anthology

Theatre writer and lecturer Patrick Lonergan discusses his new volume Contemporary Irish Plays, a collection of six new works from the post Celtic Tiger era. Pat Kinevane’s ‘Forgotten’ for Fishamble features in the excellent selection and Patrick puts the work into context. “Forgotten thus asks us to think about our roots, about how we got to where we are – and about how we can choose different pathways into the future.” Click HERE to read the full article.

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Our first ever script from Finland

Our first ever script from Finland

Did you know we accept unsolicited scripts for consideration? If you have written a play, which you think would be a good fit for Fishamble,  consider sending it to us. While we do not offer a script analysis service, we will read your script and respond to you. All information on how to send us your writing is HERE. We receive scripts from different parts of the world, mainly Ireland, but also the USA, UK, Australia, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Greece, France and Canada. Most recently, our first ever script from Finland has arrived in the office.  

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In rehearsals for Tiny Plays for Ireland and Plays for Australia

In rehearsals for Tiny Plays for Ireland and Plays for Australia

As we have mentioned HERE, Jim Culleton was in Sydney recently, at the Australian Theatre Forum Conference, where he was speaking and also directing readings of a selection of Tiny Plays for Ireland and brand new Plays for Australia. Simon Wellington, the ATF 2015 Producer, sent us these cool shots from the rehearsals – thank you.

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