Shorts – A Season of Very Short Plays

Shorts - A Season of Very Short PlaysShorts

A Season of Very Short Plays

Artistic Director Jim Culleton
Set Designer Sinead O’Hanlon,
Costume Designer Niamh Lunny,
Lighting Designer Mark Galione,
Sound DesignerJ.J.Vernon,
Projection Designer Ciaran McClelland

Description

14 new writers
8 actors
6 directors
5 designers
1 theatre company
11 nights only

Premiere

6th – 17th May, 2003: Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Plays

All the Glove in the World

Written by Dawn Bradfield
Directed by Ronan Leahy
Cast Carmel Concannon Stephens, Geralding Plunkett

Mary Quirke

Written by Aino Dubrawsky
Directed by Jo Mangan
Cast Clodagh O’Donoghue

Meeting Venus

Written by Simon O’Gorman
Directed by Siobhan Miley
Cast Eamonn Hunt, Charlie Bonner

The Wedding Dance

Written by Ciara Considine
Directed by David Horan
Cast Jasmione Russell, Clodagh O’Donoghue, Charlie Bonner

The Journey

Written by Tina Reilly
Directed by Ronan Leahy
Cast Frank Mackey

Moira

Written by Mary Portser
Directed by Jo Mangan
Cast Carmel Concannon Stephens, Geralding Plunkett

The Cave

Written by Colm Maher
Directed by Mark O’Brien
Cast Eamonn Hunt, Des Cave

Awimbawey

Written by James Heaney
Directed by Jo Mangan
Cast Carmel Concannon Stephens, Clodagh O’Donoghue, Frank Mackey

Tara Has Written A Play

Written by Tara Dairman
Directed by Ronan Leahy
Cast Geraldine Plunkett, Des Cave

The Naked Truth

Written by Lorraine McArdle
Directed by Siobhan Miley
Cast Frank Mackey, Jasmine Russell, Carmel Concannon Stephens

The Burial

Written by Talaya Delaney
Directed by Thomas Conway
Cast Eamonn Hunt, Charlie Bonner

Voice

Written by Ger Gleeson
Directed by Mark O’Brien
Cast Des Cave

Game

Written by Stella Feehily
Directed by David Horan
Cast Jasmine Russell, Charlie Bonner

A New Suit

Written by Bryan Delaney
Directed by Thomas Conway
Cast Frank Mackey, Des Cave

Press Quotes

‘a major and meritorious undertaking…directing with easy insights and control…the performers are something of a roll of honour, and it shows’ The Irish Times

‘one of those fantastically simple ideas that work so well, you wonder why it hasn’t been done before…bold, innovative and entertaining work by a new generation of playwrights’ Unison.ie

‘an impressive evening of theatre…a novel way of showcasing new writing and directing…Fishamble’s emphasis on capturing new talents continues to produce fascinating results’ Sunday Tribune

‘how refreshing it is to spend an evening like this…an eclectic collection of new plays written and directed by this country’s emerging talent…the theatre will never be the same again’ Dublin Daily

‘The cast and directors are very strong, …’ ‘Simon O’Gorman’s Meeting Venus is well written, James Heaney’s Awimbawey is visually arresting, Ciara Considine’s The Wedding Dance and Brian Delaney’s A New Suit present engaging narratives, and there are many nice touches in the other plays…’ Irish Theatre Magazine

Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018

Supported By

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

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