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Project Arts Centre



    39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin


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    Project Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary contemporary venue with two theatre spaces. It exists in order to encourage emerging and established artists in creating innovative work, and to engage the public in a dynamic encounter with this work.

    As well as hosting over 155 events a year Project Arts Centre is also home to Project Artists, and initiative that give independent artists a home. By incorporating these artists into the organisations working activities Project Arts Centre enable them produce work that engages formally and conceptually with contemporary experience, work that otherwise may not happen. Artists involved in the initiative are spread across various disciplines including dance, music, performance, literature, theatre and visual arts.

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    Project Arts Centre

New Irish Plays Produced By

Teideal an Dráma Drámadóir
... tanks a lot! Raymond Keane Judy Hegarty-Lovett
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Dan Colley Manus Halligan Genevieve Hulme-Beaman
ADMIN Oisin McKenna
Afternoon Andy Hinds
Against the Wall
Devised by David Byrne in collaboration with the actors.
All Over Town Phillip McMahon
An Fear Bréige Antoine Ó Flatharta
An tSeanbhróg Darach Ó Scolaí
Angel/Babel Olwen Fouéré Roger Doyle Leon Ingulsrud
Conceived by Olwen Fouere and Roger Doyle
Anna's Ankle Mark O'Rowe
Babies and Bathwater Brendan Gleeson
Bás Tongue Manchán Magan
Bastard: A Family History James Walmsley Oddie Braddell
Bats or Booze or Both Pat Ingoldsby
Before Monsters Were Made Ross Dungan
Behind the Green Curtains Sean O'Casey
Between Venus and Mars Antoine Ó Flatharta
Big Mom Ferdia Mac Anna
Branwen Darach Ó Scolaí Ifor ap Glyn
Break Amy Conroy
Buddleia Paul Mercier
Bunreacht Boys Cathal O'Riordan Maciek Reszczynski
Burns Both Ends Clare Dowling
Cage Joe O'Donnell
Celebrity Jody O'Neill
Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú a' Strainséir? Brendan Ellis Gabriel Rosenstock
Coast Tracy Martin
Cries from Casement as his Bones are Brought to Dublin Paddy Scully David Rudkin
Adapted by Paddy Scully from David Rudkin's original radio play.
Crystal's House Andy Hinds
Danny and Chantelle (still here) Phillip McMahon
Danti-Dan Gina Moxley
Death of the Tradesmen Shaun Dunne
Dectire John McArdle
Dev G.P. Gallivan
Digging For Fire Declan Hughes
Dog Raymond Keane
Down Onto Blue Pom Boyd
Dublin by Lamplight Michael West
In collaboration with the company.
Eating Seals and Seagulls' Eggs Caitríona Ní Mhurchú
Elevator Phillip McMahon
Entertainment Alex Johnston
Eternal Rising of the Sun Amy Conroy
Everything Not Saved Carys D. Coburn

Devised by the company with Carys D. Coburn.

Flood Sylvia Cullen
Focal Point Manchán Magan
For The First Time Ever Gavin Quinn
Forked Gavin Kostick
Four Storeys David Parnell
FOXY Noelle Brown (1)
Freefall Michael West
In collaboration with the company.
From Both Hips Mark O'Rowe
Frongoch Ifor ap Glyn Micheál Ó Conghaile(2)
Fully Recovered Anto Nolan
George Bush and Children Dick Walsh
Ghost Acreage at Vixen Time Deirdre Hines

Devised by the company from a prose text titled "Glowworm" by Tom Nieboer.

Greatest Hits Thomas McLaughlin
Half Eight Mass of a Tuesday
Devised by Barabbas...the company
Hidden Charges Arthur Riordan
History Grace Dyas
How to Keep an Alien Sonya Kelly
Howling Moons, Silent Sons Deirdre Hines
Hupnouse Charlie O'Neill
I Am Tonie Walsh Phillip McMahon Tonie Walsh
I'm Not Here Doireann Coady
Inhabitance Peter Dunne (1)
Inner City/Outer Space Jim Sheridan
Jack Ketch’s Gallows Jig Gavin Kostick
James X Gerard Mannix Flynn
Jellyfish Alice Malseed
Jezebel Mark Cantan
Journal of a Hole Neil Jordan Jim Sheridan
Krieg Liam Lynch
La Corbière Anne Hartigan
Ladies and Gentlemen Emma Donoghue
Lake Horses
Devised by the company and scripted by Paul Conway, Gerard Lee, Judy Lunny, Michelle Manahan and Peter Sheridan.
Leapfrogging Clare Dowling
Licking the Marmalade Spoon David Parnell
Love + Breffni Holahan Carys D. Coburn Maeve O'Mahony Claire O'Reilly
Love 2.0 Phillip McMahon Belinda McKeon
Love Machines Johnny Hanrahan
Love-Child Gerard Stembridge
Low in the Dark Marina Carr
Luca was written and devised by Veronica Coburn and Raymond Keane with creative contribution from performers Eoin Lynch and Amy Conroy. The character Luca emerged during the devising process of …tanks a lot! with Raymond Keane and Judy Hegarty Lovett.
Mainstream Rosaleen McDonagh
Making a Mark Shaun Dunne

Co-created with Mark Smith and Aisling Byrne.

Martin Assassin of his Wife Gavin Quinn Stephen Walsh
Marvel Elizabeth Moynihan
Maz and Bricks Eva O'Connor
Melting Penguins Gerard Stembridge
Mobile Homes Jim Sheridan
Moby Dan Veronica Coburn
Monged Gary Duggan
Mothers Seán Walsh
Mrs. Sweeney Paula Meehan
My Dad's Blind Anna Sheils-McNamee
My Son My Son Veronica Dyas

Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's The Mother.

Nightmare on Essex Street Gerard Stembridge
No Entry Peter Sheridan
No Fun Game
Devised by David Byrne in collaboration with the actors.
On the Outside Tom Murphy (1) Noel O'Donoghue
Oneday Dick Walsh
Our Island Barry McStay
Outlook Unsettled Mary Manning (1)
Paint It Black Peter Sheridan
Patchwork Louis Deslis
Penelope Maciek Reszczynski
Pilgrims Paul Mercier
Play About My Dad Michelle Read
Rapids Shaun Dunne

Created with Aisling Byrne and Lisa Walsh. 

Red Roses and Petrol Joseph O'Connor (1)
Restoration Shaun Dunne

Made in consultation with youth workers from the innter-city of north Dublin.

Rise and Shine Seán McCarthy
Running + Walking in the Phoenix Park Martin Sharry
Safe Home Mairead Byrne
Same Difference Worlds Apart Michael Collins (2)
Scenes From a Water Cooler Paul Meade David Parnell
Scratcher John Morton
Seahorse Christiane O'Mahony
Shades of the Jelly Woman (Part One) Peter Sheridan
Written in collaboration with Jean Doyle.
Sheep, Shite and Desolation Nell McCafferty
Shiver Declan Hughes
Shorts Simon O'Gorman Stella Feehily Ciara Considine Dawn Bradfield Tara Dairman Bryan Delaney Talaya Delaney Aino Dubrawsky Ger Gleeson James Heaney Colm Maher Lorraine McArdle Tina Reilly Mary Portser
Sick Dying Dead Buried Out
Devised by Barabbas... the company
Sick, Dying, Dead and Back Bernie Downes
Devised by the company
Silver Stars Seán Millar
Skin Deep Paul Meade
Snow Angels Christine Dwyer Hickey
Solpadeine is My Boyfriend Stefanie Preissner
Some Names Were Changed Ross Dungan

The programme fictiously lists Ronan MacFarlane and Ronan Phelan as additional writers.

Spenser's Laye Daniel Reardon
Strandline Abbie Spallen
Devised by Barabbas... the company
Stuck Rosaleen McDonagh
Sure Look It, Fuck It Clare Dunne
Susie and the Story Shredder Ursula McGinn Mollie Molumby
Tadhg Stray Wandered In Michael Collins (1)
Take Me Away Gerald Murphy
Devised by the company from a scenario by David Grant.
Ten Dates With Mad Mary Yasmine Akram
Testament Colm Tóibín
The Approach Mark O'Rowe
The Ash Fire Gavin Kostick
The Bonefire Rosemary Jenkinson
The Business of Blood Donal O'Kelly Kenneth Glenaan
The Dark Lovers Ulick O'Connor
The Diamond Body Aidan Mathews
Written in collaboration with the company.
The Dogs Donal O'Kelly
The Egg is a Lonely Hunter Hannah Mamalis
The Emergency Session Arthur Riordan
The Examination Feidlim Cannon Gary Keegan
The Family Grace Dyas Doireann Coady

Conceived by Grace Dyas, Doireann Coady
Devised by The Cast, Grace Dyas, Doireann Coady

The Gay Detective Gerard Stembridge
The Gist of It Rodney Lee
The Goddess of Liberty Karen Ardiff
The Golden Hair Mairead Byrne
The Goodbye Machine Lee Gallagher
The Ha'penny Place Jim Sheridan
The Hellfire Squad John Morton Peter McGann
The House Keeper Morna Regan
The House That Jack Filled Finegan Kruckemeyer
The Immigrant Jim Sheridan
The Importance of Nothing
Adapted by the ensemble.
The Kiss Michael Harding
The Lament for Arthur Cleary Dermot Bolger
The Last Potato Joe O'Byrne
The Man In The Iron Mask Joe O'Byrne
The Man Who Cared Too Much Frank Shouldice
The Marble Madonna Seán McCarthy
The Marlboro Man Clare Dowling
The Nun’s Wood Pat Kinevane
The Other Side Michelle Read
Co-created with Tara Derrington and Natalie Stringer.
The Other Side of Lilliput Lee Gallagher
The Oval Machine Ulick O'Connor
The Rock and Roll Show Peter Sheridan
The Saga of Snozzles Bríd Dukes
The Seagull and Other Birds
Written by members of the company
The Separation Richard Molloy
The Spider's House Roderick Ford
The Stuff of Myth Roger Gregg
The Suck Tara Maria Lovett
The Sugar Wife Elizabeth Kuti
The Talk of the Town Emma Donoghue
The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo Howard Barker
The Water Orchard Eoghan Quinn
The Way the Buffalo Went Thomas McLaughlin
The Winter Road Martin Boroson
Winter Road was conceived by Martin Boroson and devised in collaboration with the company.
The Worm in the Heart Nell McCafferty
This is Not a Life Alex Johnston
Three Bunches of Blood and a Lump of Fog Seán McCarthy
Tiny Plays for Ireland Darren Donohue Joseph O'Connor (1) Michael West Dermot Bolger Michelle Read Deirdre Kinahan Karl O'Neill Rory Nolan Ardal O'Hanlon Gerald Murphy Jody O'Neill Colin Murphy Sean McLoughlin Rosaleen McDonagh Niamh Creely Evan Lee D'Alton Rachel Feehily Mark Hennessy Adrienne Michel-Long Gregory Rosenstock Michael Cussen Ronan Geoghegan Ciara Ní Chuirc Jesse Weaver Antonia Hart
Tiny Plays for Ireland 2 Mike Finn Garrett Keogh Pauline McLynn Tom Swift Maeve Binchy Brendan Griffin Justine Mitchell Geraldine McAlinden Richie O'Sullivan Kevin Gildea Tanya Wilson Eleanor White Conor Hanratty Mark Cantan Henry Martin Colum McCann Christine McKeon Lucy Montague-Moffatt Patrick O'Sullivan Liz Quinn Federico Storni Graham Stull
To Be Queen Irma Grothuis
Trousers Paul Meade David Parnell
Tyrannosaurus Twerp Maeve Ingoldsby
Unravelling the Ribbon Maureen White Mary Kelly (3)
Where the Heart Is Michael Harding
Words of Advice for Young People Ioanna Anderson
Wunderkind Darren Thornton

Athchóirithe / Aistriúcháin

Teideal an Dráma Athchóiritheoir/Aistritheoir
A Mug's Game Molière
Adapted by Rough Magic Theatre Company
Agamemnon Andy Hinds Aeschylus

Based on the classic Greek tragedy by Aeschylus

Bernarda's House Veronica Coburn Federico García Lorca
Cyrano Veronica Coburn Edmond Rostand
Danse, Morob Olwen Fouéré Laurent Gaudé
Written by Laurent Gaudé, translated by Olwen Fouéré.
Death and the Ploughman Michael West
Translated and adapted from the classic text 'Der Ackermann und der Tod' (1401) by Johannes Van Saaz.
Diary of a Madman Tim McDonnell Nikolai Gogol
Adapted from Nikolai Gogol.
Don Juan Michael West Molière
An adaptation of Molière's original.
Everybody Loves Sylvia Wayne Jordan Pierre De Marivaux

Adapted from 'La Double Inconstance' by Pierre de Marivaux

Frocks Aristophanes
Adapted by Smock Alley from Aristophanes 'The Thesmophoriazusae', also known as 'The Poet and the Woman'.
Hansel and Gretel Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Adapted from the classic fairytale.
Iphigenia In Aulis Andy Hinds Euripides

A new version of the Ancient Greek Tragedy.

Love and a Bottle Declan Hughes George Farquhar
Adapted from the original play by George Farquhar.
Mademoiselle Flic Flac in the Red Room Gavin Quinn August Strindberg
Adapted from the Damascus Plays of August Strindberg and from his autobiography 'The Inferno'.
Mallachtaí Muintire Seán McCarthy Pádraic Ó Conaire
Athchóiriú ar thrí scéal.
Nora Belinda McKeon Henrik Ibsen

Written in collaboration with Annie Ryan.

Off Plan Simon Doyle Aeschylus
Paula Spencer, La Femme Qui Se Cognait Dans Les Portes Olwen Fouéré Michel Abbécassis Roddy Doyle
A French language adaptation of the novels 'The Woman who Walked into Doors' and 'Paula Spencer' by Roddy Doyle.
Phaedra Hilary Fannin Ellen Cranitch Euripides Jean Racine Jean-Philippe Rameau

Inspired in part by Jean Racine's 'Phèdre' (1677) and Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera 'Hippolyte et Aricie' (1733), both themselves drawn from Euripides.

Quay West Alex Johnston David Fancy Joseph Long
A translation from the original French play by Bernard-Marie Koltes.
Sodome, My Love Olwen Fouéré Laurent Gaudé
Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer Bryan Delaney Michel Tremblay
Translated from the original play by Michel Tremblay.
The Antigone Aidan Mathews
Idea and prologue by Bronwen Casson and Michael Scott.
The Eurydice Project Joanna Crawley
The Heights Lynda Radley Emily Brontë Jenny Holzer
Based on Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, incoropating material from "Truisms" by Jenny Holzer.
The Idiots Stephanie Kate Burgarth Lars von Trier
The Massacre at Paris Alex Johnston Christopher Marlowe
Adapted from Christopher Marlowe's play The Massacre at Paris.
The Nose Tom Swift Nikolai Gogol

Adaptation of the short story 'The Nose' by Nikolai Gogol.

The Seagull Michael West Anton Chekhov
A translation of the original play by Anton Chekhov
The Star Child and Other Stories Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy Oscar Wilde
Adapted from Oscar Wilde's original short stories.
The Tender Trap Michael West Pierre De Marivaux
After ‘La Double Inconstance’ by Marivaux.
The Woman in White Declan Hughes Wilkie Collins
Adapted from the novel by Wilkie Collins
Tine Chnámh Michael Scott (2) Liam Ó Muirthile
Athchóiriú ar an dán 'Tine Chnámh' le Liam Ó Muirthile.
Uncle Silas Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Adapted from the novel by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
Unless it Goes On Beyond the Grave Jim Sheridan Samuel Beckett
Vampirella and the Company of Wolves Katy Hayes
Adapted from two short stories by Angela Carter.
Winter Vincent Woods Jon Fosse
A version by Vincent Woods of an original play by Jon Fosse. Translated by Ann Henning Jocelyn.