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SCENE + HEARD: FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK 2018

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SCENE + HEARD: FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK | WEEK 3


BLOCK 45: The Relentless Corpse

Following death a process must commence

Maylin

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 6.15PM

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Process form 145784HUYH-09
Titles- Cadaver & Specimen
Cause of death- Murder/Suicide
Process required- Reconciliation
Re-birth commence- TBC
Corpses: Andrea Cleary & Ciaran McGlynn
Lighting Design: Susannah Cummins
Sound: David Donohoe
Created + Directed by: Rua O’Donnachu

Notes- Two corpses awaken. Do they know each other? Yes, they died at the hands of one another.

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 45: grief/BONES

Loss of the living and dead

Cormac Fitz

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 6.15PM

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They say you die twice – first when you stop breathing and then again the last time someone says your name.
After that, you’re just a pile of bones.
A play about the ones we lose and the ones we leave behind.

Written + Performed by: Cormac Fitz
Directed by: Stephen McDermott

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 46: The Chased

Know the rule, know the game

Babushka Collaborative

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 6:30PM

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Finding love isn’t easy, and nobody knows that better than us.
Tonight – the public will decide which ship sinks and which ship sails. Who will it be?
Welcome to The Chased.

Created by: Austin Hughes, Ferdinand Emmet, Jade Silke-Fetherston, Marcus Bateson, Rían Hamill, Sarah O’Sullivan + Youssef Quinn.

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 46: Acronumb

Memé: derived from Latin/ meaning inarguable fact

Cait Moloney

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 6:30PM

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Here is a world where everyone’s name is prefixed by a username tag, where newsfeeds have become newspapers, where spicy meme’s reign supreme, and no one is quite sure if it was Alec Baldwin or Donald Trump that served a presidency in 2017.

Written by Cáit Moloney
Directed by Connie Doona & Cáit Moloney
Movement by Alicky Hess
Produced by Meg O’Brien
Technical Designer by Bucky Emmerling
Cast: Robbie Dunne, Jack Mullarkey, Cáit Moloney
Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 47: As The Heart Speeds Along

A high-octane commedia-style improv spectacle

StokeImprov

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 7:45PM

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Each night you will decide what happens. These characters take emotion and storytelling to the extreme. Watch them indulge in all those full-on feelings you’ve been trying to keep a lid on.

Directed by: Kelly Shatter
Creative Producer: John Dennehy

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 47: Friends and Other Strangers

Do you ever really know if you’ve made it?

Sarah Finlay, Nessa Mathews + Jack Cawley

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 7:45PM

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Join our singer for an evening of music and chat as she delves into the meaning of art, identity and life itself. So, you know, nothing too heavy.

Devised by : Sarah Finlay, Nessa Mathews + Jack Cawley

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 48: New Fish, A Musical

On the stage for minimum wage

Tartarus

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 8PM

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Dreaming of West End lights. Working part-time at a sushi restaurant in Mayfair. New Fish, A Musical bellows a shiny show tune from the grimey world of the struggling artist.

Music by: Ross O’Connor
Book by: Grace O’Malley
Produced by: Robbie O’Raw

Genre: Musical Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 48: Splash

Coming out isn’t the worst part

Polliwog Theatre Collective

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 8PM

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Uncertain of himself, Dylan’s strive for acceptance is hindered by the fear of exploitation in a liberal world.

Created by: Joe Murphy
Directed by: Ciaran Gallagher

Performed by: Emmet Farrell
Produced by: Kelley Gissane
Costume Design by: Amy O’ Brien
Styling + Special Effects by: Joanna Kelly
Sound Design by: Colin Doran
Dramaturg: Fiachra Fallon Verbruggen

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 49: DEVIL

A stand-up comedian sells his soul

Francis Breen

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 9.15PM

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Stand-up comedy about selling your soul to the devil, whoever that is. Contains multi-media elements-
audience participation is a must. Ideal for fans of alternative comedy.

Written + Performed by: Francis Breen
Produced by: Rory McNab
Additional Writing: Cilléin Farrell

Genre: Comedy
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 49: No God Before Me

Without followers, god hasn’t got a prayer

Cearúil Swords / Cotton Wool Bridge Productions

TUES 27 + WED 28 FEB @ 9.15PM

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Return to Earth. Check.
Answer prayers. Check.
Convert heathens and grow brand. Check?
Flanked by a loyal servant and a marketing guru, this god plans on becoming top dog.

Written + Directed By: Cearúil Swords

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School


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BLOCK 50: Disconnected

Glitter. Confetti. Denial.

Ali Hardiman

TUES 27 + WED 28 @ 9:30PM

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THERE’S A PARTY! There’s champagne! There are cute boys! So what could possibly be wrong with Cassie?
When appearance is no longer enough she dares to dig a little deeper. And with it, risks everything…

Written by: Ali Hardiman
Directed by: Olivia Songer
Produced by: Maria Oxley Boardman
CAST: Ali Hardiman, Eve Connolly, Gordon Quigley, Madi O’Carroll

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 50: Fundraising: The Musical

We want your money

Fancy Vegas Productions

TUES 27 + WED 28 @ 9:30PM

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A musical about fundraising which will also be a fundraiser for itself. Please note: if we do not raise enough money during the performance then the performance will retrospectively not go ahead.

Written + Performed by: Ian Dunphy, Ian Graham, Aidan Fitzmaurice
Music: Ian Dunphy, Aidan Fitzmaurice, Ian Graham, Robert Molumby
Produced by: John Geraghty

Genre: Musical Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 51: The Best I Ever Thought of Me

Paradise on earth, fallen from grace

Concept Theatre Company

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 6.15PM

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The sacred garden is falling to ruin, or is the family that cares for it falling apart? Inspired by Biblical mythology, this play deals with family, loss, and change.

Written by: Kit Geraghty
Directed by: Kit Geraghty + Seán Talbot
Produced by: Sibéal Ní Mhaoileoin
CAST: Cian Colbert, Jane Finnegan, Kate Conboy-Fischer + Orla Devlin
Stage Manager: Luka Costello
Music/Sound Designer: Conrad Jones-Brangan
Set Designer: Diarmuid Woods
Dramaturg: Mark Ball

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 51: It Will Break

I get that feeling too, sometimes

Claudia Kinahan

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 6.15PM

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‘The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear, is fear of the unknown.’ – H.P. Lovecraft

They get the same bus everyday. They get on at the same stop. They get off near the Tesco. They’re still not sure where they’re going.

Directed by: Claudia Kinahan
CAST: Brid Ní Chomáin, Brian McMahon Gallagher, Síofra Ní Mheara
Stage Manager: Ellie Hendry
Costume Design: Catríona Moloney
Set Design : Ursula McGinn
Lighting Design: Nora Fisher

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 52: DRAGON (or “how to slay yours”)

Fantasy and music deals with masculinity

RLMO

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 6:30PM

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A serial first dater tells dragon stories to impress his dates. The exploits and fate of the dragon reflect his frustration with society’s discardure of masculinity.

Written by: Ruadhán Mew, Martha Fitzgerald + Lindsey Dawson
Directed by: Ruadhán Mew
Produced by: Orlaith Carr

Genre: Musical Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 52: Imposter Syndrome

Don’t you love your job?

Eoin Halpin

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 6:30PM

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Ambition vs Security. Success vs Satisfaction. Fantasy vs Reality.
What’s your dream job?
VR Advertisers, Mark and Charlotte, need to figure that out before they lose theirs.

Written + Performed By: Eoin Halpin

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space


BLOCK 53: The Other Side

Some have wands. Some have whips.

Dave Rowe/ Reality:Check Productions

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 7.45PM

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Ron, Jon, and Luke are wands out, masks on, and can’s raised for what they expect to be a great day out at the convention centre.
But there is a scheduling mix up. The Other Side is an absurdly hilarious comedy about surfaced alter egos and being forced outside your comfort zone.

Written by: Dave Rowe
Directed by Rob Downes
Produced by: Connie Doona
CAST: Dave Rowe, Lorcan Strain, Stephen O’Leary + Louis Deslis

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 53: High Heels Are Not My Friends

Femininity. It’s not just a noun

Tartarus

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 7.45PM

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High heels. Femininity. Make up. Femininity. Cerebral Palsy. Femininity?
Arianne Hutch, drawing on real experiences, balances whimsy and heart, guides us through the stigmas, preconceptions and realities of being a woman living with cerebral palsy.

Written and Performed by: Arianne Hutch
Directed by: Kate Conboy-Fischer
Produced by: Robbie O’Raw

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 54: CAGED

A vibrant, multifaceted spectacle to behold

FEMME BIZARRE

THUR 1 MAR @ 8PM, SAT 3 MAR @ 9:30PM

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In an absurd and bold theatrical mash up of text, aerial, dance and music, the glass case of femininity is shattered. Enter a world of the weird, the wonderful and the uncomfortable.

Written + Performed by: Kate Finegan + Jade O’Connor

Genre: Aerial / Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 54: My Granny is a Legend

An improvised play about your Granny

Auto-Correbt

THUR 1 MAR @ 8PM, SAT 3 MAR @ 9:30PM

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A joy-filled and funny play about grandparents that’s made up on the spot inspired by the audience’s stories and recollections.

If you like Granny you’ll love this.

Concept by Diane O’Connor and Mark Cantan.
Image by: Michael Fleming.
Performed: Diane O’Connor, Mark Cantan, Paul Hoey, Sean Flaherty

Genre: Improv Comedy
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 55: What Did You Expect From Edmund?

A one-man concept-album

Michael-David McKernan

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR | 9.15PM

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Discover how to become a (Shakespearean) villain with this dynamic one-man concept-album.
A contemporary prequel to King Lear featuring a loop-pedal and no Shakespearean language whatsoever.

Written + Performed by: Michael-David McKernan
Directed by: Rachel Bergin
Designed by: Dara Hoban
Stage + Production Manager: Ellie Hendry

Genre: Theatre / Music
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 55: Chromosome Why?

Let There Be Life!

No Desserts

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR | 9.15PM

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*UNPAID*
Looking for pious male actor to play the next Virgin Mary during the upcoming apocalypse.
Must be able to act, sing and conceive the son of god.
If interested please contact [email protected]
Amen.

Written + Performed by: Darragh Byrne + Eoghan Collins
Produced by: Sean Kearns

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 56: Biconic

Bisexuals ARE greedy… for representation

Mark Ball/Jennifer Aust

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 9:30PM

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If you can’t find one, you have to be your own icon. Iconic. Biconic.
Biconic is a playful look at those who are often left out of queer dialogue: (dirty) Bisexuals.

Written + Performed by: Mark Ball
Directed + Devised by: Jennifer Aust
Lighting Design by: Rowen Clarke
Design by: Áine O’Hara
Creative Producer: John Dennehy

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 56: Discovery

A permanent solution to a temporary problem

Clear Horizons

THUR 1 + FRI 2 MAR @ 9:30PM

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Shane has ended his life but before he can pass through to the next stage of the afterlife he must sit in a room with other people who have done the same thing and find out something in death that he never realised in life.

Written by: Tony Doyle

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 35: Hannah Mamalis’ Comedy Brunch

Hannah Tucker Mamalis

SAT 3 MAR @ 12PM

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Feast on the delectable Smock Alley brunch while been entertained by the exquisitely awkward comic timing of Hannah Tucker Mamalis.

Influenced by things that are both odd + humourous, Hannah’s live shows often involve more than just a simple egg hunting.

Written + Performed by: Hannah Tucker Mamalis for Scene + Heard.

Over 18s.

Served with a choice of:
Coddled Eggs with Spiced Tomato Sauce, Sourdough Toast, Whipped Feta + Dressed Leaves
Beef Brisket + Potato Hash, Roast Red Peppers + Fried Eggs with Stout Relish
Smoked Salmon with Mini Bagels, Lemon Caper Mayo, Cucumber Salad + Dressed Leaves

Genre: Brunch / Comedy
Space: Banquet Hall


BLOCK 57: From The River Of Ghosts

True stories to haunt and inspire

Roger Gregg

FRI 2 + SAT 3 MAR @ 8PM

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Audio wizard Roger Gregg conjures an evening of spellbinding incantations commemorating human lives compelled to deviance and non-conformity using various potions of spoken word, song, music and sound effects.

Genre: Theatre
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 58: STYLIN

Inspired by the catwalk of life

SAT 3 MAR @ 2PM

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Why do we wear what we wear? Personal Style (as opposed to high street fashion) is a unique artistic process.
We’ve asked a Fashion Illustrator + Portrait Photographer, a Professional MUA + Founder of Christoph Eye Couture, a Costume Designer + jumpsuit-wearing Musican and an oh-so-stylish comedy Writer + Performer why and what they choose to deck themselves out in to express their moods / prepare for the day.

Smocktail included in price.

Panel : Kyle Chledon Barnett, Camille Lucy Ross, Christoph McCormack + Saileog O’Halloran

Over 18s

Genre: Fashion / Cocktails
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 59: Night Moves

Happy, alone… together

Silver Bullet Theatre Company

SAT 3 MAR @ 3PM + 7:45PM

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Catherine & Gareth are ready to tag out of Romance’s brutal gauntlet. Evenings of reading, meditation and Netflix marathons beckon…

And you know what? That’s OK! They’re fine! Totally fine…

Written by: Ruairí Lenaghan
Produced by: Sarah Foley
CAST: Katie McCann + Ruairí Lenaghan

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School

BLOCK 59: Make Love, Not War

Sparrow heart in a rib cage

No Desserts

SAT 3 MAR @ 3PM + 7:45PM

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Same book. Different pages.
Alex and Clara are smashed together by chance and proceed to cling on to the thin string that connects them.
But white lies can darken with time.

Written + Directed by: Eoghan Collins
CAST: Aoife Martyn + Niall O’Brien
Produced by: Gemma Kane
Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys’ School



BLOCK 60: Hear This Dance

Dance and music: Looped

Niall Vallely | Sibéal Davitt | Stephen Roddy

SAT 3 MAR @ 4PM + 6:30PM

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Can technology function as a performer, an instrument, a tool? Or all three?
A collaborative trio exploring how technological intervention can change the relationship between traditional Musician and Dancer.

Choreographed + Performed by: Sibéal Davitt
Concertina: Niall Vallely
Composer: Stephen Roddy

Genre: Dance / Music
Space: Main Space

BLOCK 60: The Wood From The Trees

What horrors lurk between the trees?

Spooky Beour

SAT 3 MAR @ 4PM + 6:30PM

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Gather around for two dark tales that weave elements of Irish and European folklore, exploring the horrors that lurk in the shadows and picking apart the wood from the trees.

Written + Directed by: Helen Flanagan + Niamh Beirne

Genre: Spoken Word
Space: Main Space



BLOCK 61: My Mother Always Said

A Mother and Daughter relationship

Dirty & Pasty

SAT 3 MAR @ 6.15PM + 9.15PM

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Three generations in a room together. Roles are reversing and someone always knows best. Secrets are lurking. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

Written by: Jennifer Meade
CAST: Bairbre Ni Chaoimh + Jennifer Meade
Produced by: Karoline O’Sullivan

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys School

BLOCK 61: The Silent Coeliac

It could be you

Caitríona Ní Chonaola

SAT 3 MAR @ 6.15PM + 9.15PM

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See – Lee – Ack. There, you’ve said it, Coeliac. Delve deep into this woman’s belly as she worms her way out of hilarious but tragic situations in her attempt to feel ‘normal’.

Written + Performed by: Caitríona Ní Chonaola
Lighting Design by: Beartla Ó Flatharta
Produced by: Eamon McNicholas

Genre: Theatre
Space: Boys School

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