Origin’s 1st Irish 2013

NEW YORK'S ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF IRISH THEATRE


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2016 Play: Quietly

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 to Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Playing at: Irish Repertory Theatre

Irish Repertory Theatre in association with The Public Theater presents The Abbey Theatre’s production: Belfast is a place where things need to be said. Following the Good Friday Agreement, the guns were silenced but the chasm between sides remains wide … Continue reading

2016 Play: Crackskull Row

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 to Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Playing at: The Workshop Theater Main Stage

Presented by: Nancy Manocherian’s the cell The year is 1999, and Rasher Moorigan has finally been released from prison for a monstrous crime he committed over thirty years before. He travels down the back lanes to visit his mother Masher, … Continue reading

2016 Play: Bears in Space

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Playing at: 59E59 Theaters

Presented by: Collapsing Horse After playing to sold-out crowds in Dublin, Edinburgh and London, the cult hit show BEARS IN SPACE arrives in New York City with its acclaimed original cast. Two cosmonaut bears on a spaceship hurtle toward the impossibly distant … Continue reading

2016 Event: Here Comes the Night

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 to Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Playing at: The American Irish Historical Society

Presented by: The American Irish Historical Society From one of Northern Ireland’s most respected writers Here Comes The Night set in 1966 and 2016 is a playful, thrilling and hilarious take on love, family and loyalties, asking important questions about … Continue reading

SOLD OUT 2016 Plays: The Birds

Friday, September 9th, 2016 to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Playing at: 59E59 Theaters

BirdLand Theatre presents A bold and suspenseful adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s short story, the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary film of the same title, by critically acclaimed Irish writer Conor McPherson. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane … Continue reading

SOLD OUT 2016 Event: A Novel Evening

Friday, September 9th, 2016 to Friday, September 9th, 2016

Playing at: The National Arts Club

Presented by: The WB Yeats Society Join two acclaimed novelists: Tony Macaulay, a Northern Irish writer, management consultant and peace builder. He was raised at the top of the Shankill Road in West Belfast at the start of thirty-five years … Continue reading

SOLD OUT 2016 Event: GAA NYC SCÓR on Broadway

Friday, September 9th, 2016 to Friday, September 9th, 2016

Playing at: Symphony Space

Presented by: NYC GAA Scór Nua Eabhrac & Origin Theatre Company Produced by: Jane McCarter Scór is the cultural wing of the Gaelic Athletic Association. During the winter months when the playing season ends, the GAA Clubs continue to compete … Continue reading

2016 Event: ShakesBEER

Saturday, September 10th, 2016 to Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Playing at: The Gaf West

Presented by: New York Shakespeare Exchange To Beer or Not to Beer! NY Shakespeare Exchange presents their wildly popular ShakesBEER Pub Crawl – with a twist from the Emerald Isle. Your Saturday afternoon revel carries you to 4 watering holes … Continue reading

2016 Play: How to Keep an Alien

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 to Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Playing at: Irish Arts Center

Presented by: Irish Arts Center with Rough Magic From Ireland’s Rough Magic Theatre Company comes a tearfully funny and tender play following Irish Sonya and Australian Kate as they try to show the Department of Immigration that they have the … Continue reading

2016 Event: The Cure

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 to Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Playing at: New York Irish Center

Presented by 1st Irish Festival’s Throwback Thursdays A welcome reminder that a new generation of Irish playwrights are writing about modern Ireland. As our narrator (Mellamphy) winds his way through the city streets in search of the cure for his … Continue reading

2016 Event: Gabriel Byrne – Stories from Home

Friday, September 16th, 2016 to Friday, September 16th, 2016

Playing at: New York Irish Center

Presented by: New York Irish Center Over the last 30 years, Gabriel Byrne has established himself as one of the leading actors of his generation. Stories from Home is a revealing and evocative insight into Byrne’s life. Blending home movie … Continue reading

2016 Washington DC Event: The Dark Things

Monday, September 19th, 2016 to Monday, September 19th, 2016

Presented by: Solas Nua Daniel has walked away from disaster and turned it into art. The headlines proclaim him unbreakable, but inside, Daniel is failing apart. Winner of BEST NEW PLAY and BEST PRODUCTION at the 2010 Critics Awards. Written … Continue reading

2016 Event: Great White American Teeth

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 to Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Playing at: New York Irish Center

Presented by: New York Irish Center’s Throwback Thursdays ‘Great White American Teeth’ tells the true story of Fiona’s childhood in a tiny Irish community, far away from the excitement of America that she desperately craves – not to mention that … Continue reading

2016 Event: Salon

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 to Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Playing at: The Cell

Presented by: Irish American Writers and Artists Celebrating Five Years, the Irish American Writers and Artists Inc. (IAW&A) invites you along for a free, curated evening of readings and performances featuring work developed over the bimonthly series’ first five years. … Continue reading

2016 Chicago Event: Bogboy

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 to Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Presented by: Origin’s 1st Irish in Chicago & Irish Theatre of Chicago. The bogs of Meath seem an unlikely place to find friendship, but for a recovering heroin addict from Dublin and a reclusive farmer it may be their only … Continue reading

2016 Event: Friel’s Music

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 to Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Playing at: NYU Glucksman Ireland House

Presented By: NYU Glucksman Ireland House in association with Origin’s 1st Irish Festival 2016 An evening dedicated to the life, music and words of Ireland’s greatest writer Brian Friel. This event is support by The Northern Ireland Bureau, The Arts … Continue reading

2016 Play: Afterplay

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 to Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Playing at: Irish Repertory Theatre

Presented by: Irish Repertory Theatre Afterplay revisits the lives of two characters: Sonya, Uncle Vanya’s dutiful niece and Andrey, the downtrodden intellectual brother of The Three Sisters created by Chekhov 100 years ago. From two different fictional backgrounds we meet … Continue reading

2016 Cincinnati Event: ‘Meltdown’ & ‘Faith’

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 to Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Presented By: Origin’s 1st Irish in Cincinnati & The Irish American Theater Company of Cincinnati Faith – US Première It all started with a card game…who can you trust when you can’t trust yourself? Directed by Michelle Crowley Fri Sept … Continue reading

2016 Event: Wilde At Home

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Playing at: American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Presented by: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in association with Queens University Belfast & The Happy Days Enniskillen Festival Welcome to the witty, complex and contradictory world of Oscar Wilde in this performed anthology of some of his best … Continue reading

2016 Event: How The Nuns of New York Tamed The Gangs of New York

Sunday, September 25th, 2016 to Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Playing at: Sheen Center

Produced by: Turlough McConnell Music, Dance and More. An explosive new work that celebrates the 200-year legacy of the Sisters of Charity of New York. 1845 saw waves of immigrants from Ireland escaping hunger and disease flooding into America’s cities. … Continue reading

2016 Event: In Conversation: Proclaiming the American Story (1916-2016)

Monday, September 26th, 2016 to Monday, September 26th, 2016

Playing at: Consulate General of Ireland

Presented by: the Consulate General of Ireland New York Produced by: Turlough McConnell Communications Hear vital voices from across the US as leading historians and writers reveal the American story behind Ireland’s Easter Rising. With New York Irish History Roundable … Continue reading

2016 Event: New York City – A Shining Mosaic

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 to Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Presented By: Artists without Walls. Artists Without Walls celebrates America’s immigrants at the point of their arrival: In full view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Pier A, which looks out on the New York Harbor, will be … Continue reading

2016 Play: Dorothy of Nowhere

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Playing at: The Cell

Presented by: Ruffian Productions in association with Double Decker Productions Winner of Origin Theatre Company/ W.B Yeats Playwriting competition held in 6 states across the US in association with The Abbey Theatre and The Consul General of Ireland, New York. … Continue reading

2016 Play: Appendage

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Playing at: The Cell

A dark comedy of love and retribution…on a bloody couch. If you hit a stranger with your car, would you invite him into your house? What if you did? Find out – see APPENDAGE. “Part The Odd Couple, part Sleuth…”, … Continue reading

SOLD OUT 2016 Event: Wexfour

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 to Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Playing at: Bruno Walter Auditorium

Presented by: The Wexford Arts Center in association with New York Public Library for the Performing Arts A unique tribute to Wexford, originally commissioned to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Wexford Arts Centre Award winning and internationally renowned John … Continue reading

2016 Connecticut Event: 1916 The Irish Rebellion

Friday, September 30th, 2016 to Friday, September 30th, 2016

Presented By: Irish American Home Society Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might … Continue reading

2016 Connecticut Event: Songs of the Sea

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 to Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Presented By: Irish American Home Society. Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world. Oscar Nominated – … Continue reading

2016 Connecticut Event: The Secret of Kells

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 to Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Presented By: Irish American Home Society. A young boy in a remote medieval outpost underside from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. Oscar Nominated … Continue reading

2016 Connecticut Event: Michael Collins

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 to Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Presented By: Irish American Home Society. Neil Jordan’s historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during … Continue reading

2016 Connecticut Event: The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 to Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Presented By: Irish American Home Society. Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. Winner: Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival – Ken Loach Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards – … Continue reading

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