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Tiny Plays for Ireland and America

Thursday, May 26 | 8 pm

$35 general /
$24 members


 

Photo Credit: Jamie Soule

Irish Arts Center and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts present

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Tiny Plays for Ireland and America


as part of the
Kennedy Center's IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture

May 24 - 25 | 7:30 pm
at theJohn F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

Thursday, May 26 | 8 pm
at Irish Arts Center

Directed by Jim Culleton
Starring Steve Blount, Sorcha Fox, Emmet Kirwan, Ronan Leahy, and Mary Murray

 “Brilliant project…really wonderful.” - Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Irish Arts Center will co-present script-in-hand presentations in New York and Washington of Fishamble: The New Play Company’s Tiny Plays for Ireland and America. In celebration of the Kennedy Center’s IRELAND 100 festival, Fishamble’s acclaimed series of twenty tiny plays that portray contemporary Irish life will be accompanied by six new tiny American plays selected from an open call for submissions to honor President Kennedy’s legacy. Each selected play will represent one of six age groups/categories ranging from age 11 and up and will be read alongside plays by international best-selling novelist Maeve Binchy, National Book Award-winner Colum McCann, writers Pauline McLynn, Joseph O’Connor, and more.

Tiny Plays for Ireland and America will feature the following actors:

Steve Blount
Sorcha Fox
Joey Ibanez
Emmet Kirwan
Christopher Lane
Ronan Leahy
Kellie McCants
Mary Murray
Carlos Saldaña 

*U.S. based actors in bold

 

In 2011, Fishamble invited the citizens of Ireland to submit tiny plays capturing the challenges and joys of contemporary life. Over 1,700 plays were submitted to the company, and Fishamble produced 50 of them in Tiny Plays for Ireland, selling out Dublin's Project Arts Centre in 2012 and 2013, and receiving great audience and critical acclaim.

IAC at IRELAND 100

From May 17 – June 5, the Kennedy Center presents IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, a major festival highlighting Irish culture and its relationship to America.

Curated by Alicia Adams, Vice President of International Programming and Dance, the festival includes dozens of performances from some of Ireland’s best contemporary musicians, dancers, theater companies, writers, and more. A number of projects featured in the festival have Irish Arts Center roots, including:

  • May 20-21 | Colin Dunne's Out of Time, (U.S. premiere co-presented by IAC at Baryshnikov Arts Center in 2011)
  • May 22 | Camille O'Sullivan (In Residence at Irish Arts Center 2014, returning this spring at IAC)
  • May 26-27 | Jean Butler and Neil Martin’s this is an Irish dance, co-commissioned by Irish Arts Center, Danspace Project, and Project Arts Centre
  • June 5 | Muldoon's Picnic, curated and hosted by Paul Muldoon (originated at IAC in 2014)

 

IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture coincides with a larger global celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising that led to Ireland's independence.

For full festival details, visit the Kennedy Center Website

 




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Introducing 6 New Tiny Plays

Call for submissions for Tiny Plays for Ireland and America now through February 19

As President Kennedy’s 100th birthday approaches on May 29, 2017, the Kennedy Center invites everyone living in the United States to write an original play of 500 words or less examining his legacy as it lives on in the country today and responding to the call, “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” Visit the Kennedy Center website for more information.


 


 


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