Amy Redmond uses acting and creative writing to help adults with mental-health issues.
In Rathmines, an Old Concert Hall Lies Dormant
Some councillors have long wanted the room in the old Rathmines Town Hall opened up for wider use.
A New Theatre Company Looks at Sexuality in the Wake of #MeToo
Chaos Factory’s show Kiss Kiss Slap Slap is scheduled to run at Smock Alley Theatre from 11 to 15 September as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival.
A New Play Focuses on African Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Ireland
The nine-act play, directed by John Doyle, is scheduled for its Dublin debut at the Smock Alley Theatre in late July.
Through Theatre, an "Irish Bastard" Reflects on Love
In John Farrell’s new play, he tells the story of his life – born in Ireland, moved by the Sisters of Mercy to New York – up to the age of 25, when his first real love was murdered.
A New Play Follows a Man in Recovery, on the Cusp of Change
“The stigma of being an addict is huge, so for me it was getting the voice of the addict out there in a meaningful way,” says playwright Lisa Walsh.
Through Pope Urban II, a Playwright Explores His Relationship with Being Sick
Split into four vignettes, the play “The Assassination of Pope Urban II” tackles religion, death, decay, and disability.
Sick of the Skag
“I became more interested about drugs and how they affect society rather than just making it all about going out on a Saturday night and getting ratted,” says Lewis Kenny. That transformation is the narrative arc of his debut play ObSession.
Below Busáras, an Old Theatre Worth Revisiting
An exhibition later this month examines the Eblana theatre’s importance and the much-contested but visionary scheme of Busáras itself.
One Man's Decade-Long Journey with Flann O'Brien
For years, the actor has performed his one-man show about Brian O’Nolan’s life and works at pubs and in theatres. He recently wrapped up a stint at the Smock Alley, and soon he’s heading for Salzburg.
A Playwright Seeks Love Stories for the Stage
Do you live in Ireland and have a love story to share? Writer Henry Martin is looking for unusual love stories to adapt for the theatre.