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Fishamble proudly present 10 performances of Tiny Plays on 24/7

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Fishamble are proud to present Tiny Plays 24/7, a selection of tiny plays submitted from the #TinyPlayChallenge, which will be presented online for audiences to enjoy.

The show will include of pieces performed on the O’Reilly Theatre stage and filmed, and multimedia pieces created digitally.

During the past few months, Fishamble, and the Irish artistic community, has been working hard to keep imaginations lively, communities engaged, and most of all offer people the opportunity of communication through creative expression. Fishamble wanted people to keep their creativity flowing by challenging people in Ireland and around the world, to write 600 word Tiny Plays.

From March to April, Fishamble set this challenge for residents of Ireland and the Irish abroad, with a weekly prompts of COMMUNITY, NATURE, TRADE, and ESSENTIAL. Fishamble then opened this challenge out to the rest of the world in May, asking people to respond to the prompt of CHANGE. Fishamble was delighted to receive over 470 submissions in total for the #TinyPlayChallenge, and published a selection of the Tiny Plays at www.fishamble.com/tinyplaychallenge, in addition to sending a prize of Fishamble playscripts to the chosen writers.

As Ireland begins to ease out of its lockdown, and as Irish theatre begins to look towards a new future, Fishamble is proud to announce that it will be presenting a selection of submitted plays, on 24th July. Tiny Plays 24/7 will be presented online, and it will be a combination of pieces performed on the O’Reilly Theatre stage and filmed with a limited audience, and multimedia pieces created digitally. The pieces will premiere on 24/7, and will then be available to watch for a week following on Fishamble’s YouTube channel.

The pieces will be directed by Jim Culleton, and filmed by Jeda de Brí, the creative team includes Carl Kennedy (Sound design), John Gunning (Lighting Design), and Maree Kearns (costume design).

Cast includes: Clare Barrett, Gill Buckle, Desiree Burch, Catherine Byrne, Matthew Cavan, Caitriona Ennis, Fionn Foley, Kwaku Fortune, Olwen Fouere, Denise Gough, Genevieve Hulme Beaman, Pat Kinevane, Eleanor Methven, Leah Minto, Aaron Monaghan, Clare Monnelly. Mary Murray, Rory Nolan, Jack Olohan, John Olohan, Jody O'Neill, Marty Rea, and Eileen Walsh.

The selected plays and playwrights included are:

  • Martyrs by Caitríona Daly
  • War Paint by Conor Hanratty
  • Kiss of Death by Lora Hartin
  • Bear Hunt by Grace Lobo
  • For How Janelle Monáe Once Made Me Feel by Julia Marks
  • Ragnarok by Ryan Murphy
  • The Wonder of You by Eric O ‘Brien
  • Change by Patrick O'Laoghaire
  • Just Because They're Birds by Maria Popovic
  • Wild Horses by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth

Age recommendation: Age 14+

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