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(...)

David O’Doherty Will Try to Fix EverythingProject Arts Centre****Spoiler alert: David O’Doherty does not fix the entire world with this latest show, a(...)

DollsProject Arts Centre, Cube****The raw deal society deals women is hardly a revelation, especially in an age of Feminism 3.0, and using human dolls(...)

Way Back Home Project Arts Centre ****With its heavy reliance on familiar tropes of contemporary theatre (microphone stands, practical lights, child p(...)

Jennifer Tee with one of her handwoven rugs

The notion of art as magic is nothing new. A musical, theatrical or visual art experience often propels us into an instantly altered state; poetry can(...)

Niamh Creely took up aerial dance she was “awestruck by the immense strength and skill needed to produce such graceful movements, but I was also excit(...)

Fire Birds: ‘Music is from six drummers on a six-metre-high stage dressed in angel wings, and there are three red musical notes flying through the air with a family of three musicians.’ Photograph: Jym Art

Niamh Creely took up aerial dance she was “awestruck by the immense strength and skill needed to produce such graceful movements, but I was also excit(...)

Fire Birds: ‘Music is from six drummers on a six-metre-high stage dressed in angel wings, and there are three red musical notes flying through the air with a family of three musicians.’ Photograph: Jym Art

Niamh Creely took up aerial dance she was “awestruck by the immense strength and skill needed to produce such graceful movements, but I was also excit(...)

At Exchange Dublin all decisions are made collectively. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At Exchange Dublin, a free space run by an arts co-operative on Exchange Street in west Temple Bar, all decisions are made collectively. Participants (...)

Marking the line-up announcement for the 2013 Dublin Theatre Festival on Grafton Street today were festival director Willie White and actors Daragh Kelly, Camille O’Sullivan (left) and Aoibhinn McGinnity. The festival which runs from September 26th to October 13th. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A new play by Frank McGuinness, a fresh translation of The Threepenny Opera, and a new production of Waiting for Godot are among the works unveiled fo(...)

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