by Marina Carr, Stacey Gregg, Emmet Kirwan, Louise Lowe, Mark O’Rowe, Enda Walsh + six emerging writers to be announcedLandmark Productions and Octopus Theatricals
In June 2024, Theatre for One: This Ireland will be presented at Cork Midsummer Festival. The plays will be produced by Landmark Productions, in partnership with Octopus Theatricals (NY) and will be presented in a specially-designed, state-of-the-art theatre booth for one actor and one audience member at a time located on the plaza outside Cork Opera House.
Theatre for One is part peep-show booth, part confessional, and completely visceral. And it’s free.
Theatre for One was conceived and created by the Olivier award-winning designer Christine Jones and designed by LOT-EK architects. When it premiered at Cork Midsummer Festival in 2019, six of Ireland’s leading playwrights – Marina Carr, Stacey Gregg, Emmet Kirwan, Louise Lowe, Mark O’Rowe and Enda Walsh – presented original 5-minute plays to 5-star reviews across the board. In June 2024, six emerging playwrights, chosen through a public call-out (the successful applicants will be announced in Jan 2024), will join them to showcase a combined total of 12 plays – six from the original writers and six from the call-out.
The six plays presented in 2019 were: Cygnum Canticum by Marina Carr; Brilliant by Stacey Gregg; Queen of the Pyramids by Emmet Kirwan; Bait by Louise Lowe; The Spur by Mark O’Rowe and Cave by Enda Walsh.