Calling all makers and practitioners of theatre. The Earagail Arts Festival have invited a host of international and local makers of community theatre to Letterkenny for a weekend of workshops, talks and performances.
It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet like minded people and to explore fresh ways of working, make new connections and creative partnership.
You never know – this time next year it might be you performing at the festival!
While the majority of the events will be next door in the Regional Cultural Centre, we will be hosting performances by some of the speakers and participants.
Little John Nee and his Highly Strung Orchestra will present an evening of music, story and comedy inspired by their crowd funded album Songs from the Lough Swilly Delta on Sat 18 July.
Little John Nee will also be one of the speakers at Meet the Makers – Local Theatre for Local People: The Donegal Experience on Sun 19 July at 2.30pm in the RCC, a talk which will also feature An Grianán Theatre, Guy Le Jeune who is the author of community theatre productions Fiesta and On the Camel’s Hump, LUXe are a local theatre company which specialises in big outdoor visually spectacular theatre. The line up is completed by newcomers Bread and Roses who are presented their first production, Dario Fo’s Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay, as part of this year’s festival.
Actor Declan Gorman will be doing a couple workshops over the weekend in the RCC before presenting his acclaimed one man show The Dubliners’ Dilemma with us on Sun 19 July. The play recounts the behind the scenes drama of attempting to publish James Joyce’s remarkable first book The Dubliners.
And if you fancy a laugh then come see Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay. Bread and Roses might be new but the talent behind this new venture are all hugely experienced local theatre practioners. Find out more about the production here.