by Dead Centre after »The Tempest« by William Shakespeare
Produced by Schaubühne, Berlin
Shakespeare’s Last Play takes place nowhere. The magician Prospero − also believed to be Shakespeare’s last role as an actor − rules over an unnamed island, a place where those stranded on it experience boredom, terror, grief, euphoria and despair. In other words, they are in a theatre. Some have suggested that »The Tempest« was Shakespeare’s farewell to Art. Through the character of Prospero, he assembles the world on a stage and begs them to let him go. But art seems unwilling to grant him his freedom − the Death of the Author is not permitted − and 402 years after Shakespeare died, we are still keeping him alive, perhaps against his will. Humanity insists on its Gods. Shakespeare’s last play presents us with a world of lost people, lost in their own worlds, struggling to understand where they are. Prospero watches over them, knowing their every move − as we see them move inexorably towards the end. Shakespeare showed us that whatever your role, King or beggar, all of humanity meets in the democracy of the grave.
Direction Ben Kidd, Bush Moukarzel Set Design Chloe Lamford Music & Sound Design Kevin Gleeson Costume Design Nina Wetzel Video José Miguel Jiménez González Dramaturgy Nils Haarmann Lighting Design Norman Plathe
Chekhov's First Play
by Dead Centre
During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton’s sister, placed many of her late brother’s manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow. In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box, and discovered a play. The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it’s generally dismissed as unstageable. Like life. Chekhov before he was Chekhov.
Headphones are provided and worn throughout the performance.
Chekhov’s First Play won BEST SOUND DESIGN at the IRISH TIMES THEATRE AWARDS 2016 and was nominated for BEST PRODUCTION. Chekhov's First Play toured extensively throughout 2016 & 2017 including performances in Berlin, London, Bordeaux, Brisbane, Groningen, Lausanne, Bristol, Tbilisi, Hong Kong, Bucharest, Amsterdam & St. Petersburg.
Text by Anton Chekhov, Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel Set Design Andrew Clancy Sound Design Kevin Gleeson and Jimmy Eadie Effects and Onstage Design Grace O'Hara Costumes Saileóg O'Halloran Light Stephen Dodd Choreography Liv O'Donoghue
by Dead Centre
William Shakespeare had one son named Hamnet. Hamnet died when he was 11. In 1599, Shakespeare wrote a play called Hamlet. A solo work for an eleven year old boy, Hamnet uses live video and dead video to bridge the gap between two generations, asking each other what they want to pass on and receive.
Hamnet premiered at FIND festival 2017 in the Schaubhune, Berlin. It made it's Irish Premier in the Peacock Theatre in Dublin Theatre Festival 2017 in October.
Performed by Ollie West
Set Design Andrew Clancy Costumes and Effects Grace O'Hara Light Stephen Dodd Sound Design Kevin Gleeson Video Design Jose Miguel Jimenez Choreography Liv O'Donoghue
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Irish Times
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Director Marc Atkinson Set & Costume Designer Sarah Bacon Sound Designer Kevin Gleeson Lighting Designer Sinéad McKenna Movement Director David Bolger Assistant Set Designer Stefania Pantavos Assistant Director (intern) Annachiara Vispi
Director Oonagh Murphy Set & Costume Designer Sarah Bacon Lighting Designer Sinéad McKenna Sound Designer Kevin Gleeson Assistant Set Designer Stefania Pantavos
Invitation To A Journey
Contemporary dance, music & theatre show inspired by the life and work of renowned irish designer and architect Eileen Gray. The Show premiered at the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival and was also performed at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. The show was well received by audiences and critics. Invitation To A Journey received a positive four star review from the Irish Times as well as similar acclaim from other publications.
Direction David Bolger, Jim Culleton Script Gavin Kostick Original Score Deirdre Gribbin Choreography David Bolger Musical Director Kate Ellis Design Maree Kearns Sound Design Kevin Gleeson Lighting Design Sinéad Mckenna Hair & Makeup Design Val Sherlock
The Water Orchard
‘The Water Orchard’ is a kaleidoscopic new comedy from Collapsing Horse, a surreal, innovative, and genre-bending play about shouting into the winds of change.
It premiered at Project Arts Centre in July of 2017
Writer / Co-Director Eoghan Quinn Co-Director Dan Colley Set and Costume Designer Sarah Bacon Sound Design & Music Kevin Gleeson & Cameron Macauley Dramaturg Jack Gleeson Lighting Designer Sinead Wallace AV Designer Jack Phelan
There But For The Grace of God (Go I)
by Adam Welsh
In 1983, a child went missing from a Hollywood shopping mall. Adam Walsh became the most famous missing child in American history. In 2017, a man called Adam Welsh Googled himself and found Adam Walsh… And then he wrote this show.
There but for the grace of God (go I) is a comparison between an unknown living man and a famous missing child. It engages in weighing up the value of a life: what constitutes real success.
There but for the grace of God (go I) premiered at Camden People's Theatre, London in December, 2017
Associate Director and Dramaturg Tim T Lee Assistant Director Kennedy Bloomer Sound & Video Designer Kevin Gleeson Designer Susannah Henry Lighting Designer Neill Brinkworth