Fishamble Diaries

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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RTE’s The Works filming Underneath

RTE's The Works filming Underneath

Earlier this week, on possibly the coldest morning this winter, we met with the crew behind RTE’s The Works to film an excerpt from and interviews about Underneath (our new production written and performed by Pat Kinevane). We met bright and early in the crypt of Christchurch Cathedral. While Julian, Matt and Joe were setting up lights and sound, Pat Kinevane put the darky/goldy make up on. First we shot an excerpt from Underneath, Jim and Pat chose the opening scene, and then the team moved upstairs to the music room to record interviews with Jim and Pat. Keep an […]

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Playwriting Courses, Show in a Bag and New Play Clinic

Playwriting Courses, Show in a Bag and New Play Clinic

We have been busy since the beginning of 2015 and on this groundhog day, we have three great schemes open for enrollment/applications: Spring Playwriting Courses: choose from 9 times one evening per week or an intensive Bank Holiday weekend. Open to anyone who has an interest in writing for the stage. Led by our Literary Manager Gavin Kostick, all you need to know is HERE. Show in a Bag: 2015 will see Tiger Dublin Fringe, Irish Theatre Institute and us joining forces again for Show in a Bag. If you are an actor and have an idea for a show […]

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Jim Culleton at Australian Theatre Forum Conference 2015

Jim Culleton at Australian Theatre Forum Conference 2015

This past week, our Artistic Director Jim Culleton was down under, attending the Australian Theatre Forum Conference, part of Sydney Festival. Jim was invited by the independent company Vessel, to direct readings of three plays from our Tiny Plays for Ireland and four brand new Plays for Australia. Vessel took our Tiny Plays model as a catalyst for their Australian project. The actors who took part in the readings were from Rock Surfers Theatre Company (we love the name..and their location!). Huge thanks to Vessel and the wonderful Jim Lawson in particular, who helped make it all happen.      […]

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Caitriona Ennis Nominated in Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for SPINNING

Caitriona Ennis Nominated in Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for SPINNING

Congratulations to all the nominees for this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. We were particularly thrilled to see Caitriona Ennis nominated for best Supporting Actress in our production of SPINNING by Deirdre Kinahan. If SPINNING was your favourite theatre production of 2014, give your vote to it in the An Post Irish Stamps Audience Choice Prize. Two winners will receive special 2015 season passes from Dublin Theatre Festival, and a pair of exclusive tickets each to attend The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in the National Concert Hall on Sunday, February 22nd. Voting closes on February 7th.

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Fishamble but were afraid to ask

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Fishamble but were afraid to ask

Now is your chance. On Wednesday, 19 November, arts companies and cultural institutions from around the world will come together to celebrate the very first #LoveTheatre Day on Twitter, an online celebration of theatre. The event is run by the Guardian, Twitter UK and Culture Themes, for more info and how to get involved see here. As part of the #AskATheatre theme on the day, we will be holding a live Q&A with Artistic Director Jim Culleton and writer/performer Pat Kinevane, from 3pm to 3.30pm. Simply tweet a question at @Fishamble with the hashtag #AskATheatre. You can ask questions from […]

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TY student Jane Finnegan on her week with us

TY student Jane Finnegan on her week with us

My name is Jane Finnegan. I am 16 years old and I’m in Transition Year. I plan to pursue a career in acting and was lucky enough to get a work experience placement with Fishamble the week of the 29th of September – the week of the preview and opening night of Spinning for the theatre festival in the Smock Alley Theatre! On the first day Alisha, the other TY, and I met the director, stage managers and actors then went off with Sarah, the assistant stage manager, to the Fishamble office and the Smock Alley Theatre. Sarah was great […]

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Spinning – A Director’s Note

Spinning - A Director's Note

This post has been added by Jim At Fishamble, we are always seeking ways to present the best new plays possible and to engage with our audiences in Dublin, throughout Ireland and, increasingly, internationally.  In 2011, with this mission in mind, we invited people to send us a tiny play for Ireland, and received over 1,700 submissions.  We staged 50 of them in two productions, Tiny Plays for Ireland 1 & 2, during 2012 and 2013.  Two of the tiny plays we staged were subsequently developed into full length works: a tiny play by Colin Murphy about the moment the […]

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Last day of rehearsals for SPINNING

Last day of rehearsals for SPINNING

We’ve been busy this past month rehearsing for our new production of SPINNING, written by Deirdre Kinahan. If you’ve seen our Tiny Plays for Ireland, you will remember a wonderful tiny play by Deirdre, called Broken, about a divorced father who is waiting at the school gates in the hope of seeing his child. This playlet was the nucleus for Spinning. We commissioned Deirdre to write a full-length play that explores what happens at the end of love. Spinning has an amazing cast of Karl Shiels, Fiona Bell, Janet Moran and Caitriona Ennis. Directed by Jim Culleton, it will premiere […]

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

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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.