Don'tcha remember what I told ya when we first go partnered up?
That the worst mistake is to think you know the city.
Director Keelie Sheridan
Set and Costume Designer Valentin Eisele
Lighting Designer Bill Woodland
CSM Grainne McKnight
Assistant Stage Manager Evie McGuinness
Chief LX Sheila Murphy
Set Construction Barry O’Donovan
Sound Design Co-ordinator Niamh Cooke Escapil
Wardrobe Supervisor Beatrise Leikuca
Scenic Artist Roisin Kavanagh
Preview 9th July, 8.30pm,
11th July – 13th July, 8.30pm
Matinee 13th July 1.00pm
Tickets Available HERE.
GRIMLY HANDSOME premiered in New York City in January 2013 at Incubator Arts Project’s Other Forces festival.
"And now you’re here. I saw you. The camera saw you. And by the way, might I add, you all look terrific. You really do. You look happy. You look together."
He turns to take a selfie with the audience. Flash.
"I was there, too. I mean, I am here, too. Now. With you. The camera saw us. We’re happy. We’re together. We’re a part of something. And I have proof. "
I had the opportunity to collaborate with three of the MFA Theatre Design students on an evening of design showcases inspired by T. S. Eliot's "The Wasteland." It was a different approach to creating performance than I've engaged in previously; using design as the leading element and developing narrative and performance from the visual concept for the piece.
I worked with Valentin Peter Eisele on a piece inspired by this portion of the poem:
If there were water
And no rock
If there were rock
And also water
A pool among the rock
IF there were the sound of water only
But there is no water
I worked with Ciara Murnane and Bill Woodland on a piece inspired by this line:
My feet are at Moorgate, and my heart
Under my feet
More photos and video to follow.
I'm just over a month into my residence in Dublin and studies at The Lir/ Trinity College Dublin. The Tiger Dublin Fringe Fest and the Dublin Theatre Festival have provided infinitely fascinating viewing opportunities and I've been submersing myself in the city (and country)'s rich theatrical talent. I'm very grateful to the US Ireland Alliance for the George J Mitchell Scholarship which supports my year in Ireland.
More updates to follow!
It still feels a bit surreal. I'm thrilled to announce that I've been selected as one of the twelve 2016 George J Mitchell Scholars from across the US. I'll be traveling to Dublin in the fall of 2015 to pursue my MFA in Theatre Directing at Trinity College's The Lir Academy. To say it's an honor is an understatement. Each year the US Ireland Alliance sponsors the George J Mitchell Scholarship which sends students with outstanding scholastic achievements, commitments to their communities and contributions to their fields to Ireland for a year of post-graduate study. There has only ever been one other CUNY student to receive this award- I'm honored to be representing Brooklyn College and the CUNY system internationally.
Pictured above are the twenty finalists with Ambassador Anne Anderson, Ambassador David O'Sullivan and Serena Wilson- Director of the Mitchell Scholarship Program.