by Marina Carr, Stacey Gregg, Emmet Kirwan, Louise Lowe, Mark O’Rowe, Enda WalshLandmark Productions and Octopus Theatricals
PUBLIC CALL-OUT FOR EMERGING WRITERS
Ever wanted to write a short play?
Your 5-minute play could be produced as part of Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2024! Full details here.
In June 2019, six of Ireland’s leading playwrights presented original 5-minute plays performed by one actor for one audience member.
When it premiered at Cork Midsummer Festival in 2019 , Theatre for One played to 5-star reviews across the board, and audiences queued outside the Cork Opera House – sometimes for hours – to experience live theatre in an intimate setting.
Produced by Landmark Productions and Octopus Theatricals, this performance takes place in a specially-designed, state-of-the-art theatre booth, for one actor and one audience member at a time. It was conceived and created by the Olivier award-winning designer Christine Jones and designed by LOT-EK architects.
Featuring short plays by six of Ireland’s leading writers – Marina Carr, Stacey Gregg, Emmet Kirwan, Louise Lowe, Mark O’Rowe and Enda Walsh – Theatre for One is part peep-show booth, part confessional, and completely visceral. And it’s free.
In December 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Government approved a limited run of Theatre for One at the Abbey Theatre from 18-23 December, 2020. The original run, due to take place as part of Dublin Theatre Festival in the Autumn, was postponed due to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions. Presented by the Abbey Theatre and Dublin Theatre Festival and supported by Accenture and Dublin City Council.
The six plays are:
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
Cave by Enda Walsh