From staffroom to stage: Break was inspired by Amy Conroy’s time teaching drama in underprivileged schools
Learning the hard way

It is a week before their opening, and the cast and crew of Break are busy making something out of nothing. The play is set largely in a school staffr(...)

Break Project Arts Centre ***Rocked by a student suicide and ensuing unrest, an inner-city school reaches out to a hip hop artist for help. “That’s a (...)

Róise Goan: ‘I don’t mean to sound naive or blunt, but to get more money, you have to be perceived to be successful by the powers that be’

Late last week, a sizeable portion of the Irish arts community gathered in a brand new Dublin bar, and tried to keep quiet. This was a surprise party (...)

  Tina Segner and Ken Fanning of Tumble Circus  at Meeting House Square in Dublin today to announce  the Dublin Fringe Festival, which runs from September 5th to 22nd. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Football operas, acrobatics, the 1913 Lockout, 3D concerts and more: the 19th Dublin Fringe Festival has launched in Temple Bar with all the energy of(...)

Are you a saver or a spender? I’m definitely a saver. It sounds so un-cool. I’d love to be flash and boast of an extravagant(...)