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What’s On

2020-2021 Residency

AboutFACE are delighted to announce that we will be the Theatre Company in Residence at The Civic theatre in Tallaght, South Dublin for 2020-2021!

We’ve got a very special history with the Civic, having now presented 6 different productions there, going back to our early days in 2003. We’re very excited to be making our home there in 2020-2021 and about the projects we have planned for this year at the Civic.

Check out the Civic’s official announcement for more details…

Transatlantic Tales 2021

A live digital international production spanning 5,000 km with over 20 artists!

Live online performances: Friday 11th June, Saturday 12th June, Sunday 13th June at 8pm Irish time (3pm Eastern)
Recording available on-demand June 18-20 and 25-27.

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Great Plays Gang

Are you looking for a fun creative outlet? Or maybe you did some acting in the past and would like to dip your toe in again? If so, you’ll love our Great Plays Gang!

It’s our online program that’s sort of like a cross between a book club and an acting class, where we explore a new play each month …

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Watch the series on Youtube and subscribe – new episodes weekly!


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Our series of video interviews where AboutFACE’s Co-Artistic Directors Anna and Paul Nugent pose 5 questions to leading figures in theatre.
We talk to to major actors, playwrights, directors and producers, including Tony, Obie and Olivier award winners, about what got them into theatre, their favourite plays, the experiences that have surprised them, what they’ve learned and why they love it!

Guests so far have included:

  • actors Ewen Bremner, Denise Gough, Chukwudi Iwuji & Kathleen Chalfant
  • playwrights Neil Labute, Stella Feehily & John Cariani
  • director Kristin Hanggi
  • producer Neil Murray

What’s Upcoming

January 2021

Transatlantic Tales 2020

What do you do during a lockdown, when your big June show has been cancelled? Well, put on a live digital international production spanning 5,000 km with over 20 artists of course!

We’re bringing together theatre artists from America and Ireland to create and perform eight new 3-minute plays – each set on a Zoom call, to be developed in May and performed via online video the first week of June. We’ll be pairing 8 of our Irish-based actors (the cast of our cancelled show) with 8 of our favourite US-based actors, plus 8 writers who’ve been featured in the past at our NEWvember Festival. We can’t wait!

Winner: Bairbre Dowling Spirit of the Festival Award2021 New York Origin 1st Irish Festival


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If you missed the Live Premiere on June 6th 2020, you can now watch recordings of each of the 8 plays, plus the post-show Q&A, on our Youtube Channel.

YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Live Artists Draw – May 8th @ 3pm Irish/10am EST

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March 2021

United States v. One Book Called Ulysses


On Friday March 19th 2021, AboutFACE were delighted to partner with with The James Joyce Centre in Dublin to share a live online reading of United States v. One Book Called Ulysses, Colin Murphy’s new play about the greatest literary trial of the twentieth century! Pitting the publishers Random House against the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, which viewed James Joyce’s Ulysses as scandalous and obscene, this funny and dynamic new play, based on documentary materials from RTE journalist Declan Dunne, retells the story of the historic Woolsey Judgement of 1933 … If you missed the live performance, you can watch a recording here for a limited time!

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