Break-Away Project's CONNECTING CREATIVITY Monologues Set for Today
As part of its mission, the Break-Away Project works toward creating links between Irish and American artists, regularly showcasing work by American artists here in Ireland and developing showcase opportunities for Irish artists in America. The project also encourages the creation of new material and continue to create opportunities for new work to be showcased and developed.
Connecting Creativity is an exciting venture created by the Break-Away Project to test the boundaries of technology in the theatrical sphere, using Skype to facilitate artistic collaborations between Irish and American artists that would otherwise not be feasible.
Five actors and five writers in Ireland have been selected to take part in the project, while five actors and five writers based in America have also been chosen. Each Irish actor has been paired with an American-based writer, and each American-based actor has been paired with an Irish writer. Writers have had a Video Skype Call with their actor, and are now writing a five minute monologue for the actor. This will be new material written specifically for the actor, not previously composed work.
Actors will perform their monologues today, August 16th in the Centre for Creative Practices, Pembroke St Lower, Dublin 2 at 8pm (GMT). The Irish actors will perform their monologues live, while the American actors will perform their monologues via Skype.
Irish Cast and their American Writers:
Diana O'Connor in Dublin, Ireland has been paired with writer Cassandra Lewis, New York, USA
Evelyn Shaw in Kildare, Ireland has been paired with writer David Schwingle, South Carolina, USA
Miriam Needham in Dublin, Ireland has been paired with writer Reagan Chesnut, Michigan, USA
Sharon Skerritt in Dublin, Ireland has been paired with writer Christopher A. Adams, Virginia, USA
Conor Marren in Dublin, Ireland has been paired with writer Buffy Aakash, Washington, USA
American Cast and their Irish Writers:
Bridget Gabbe in New York, USA has been paired with writer Eilis Mernagh, Dublin, Ireland
Jon L. Peacock in New York, USA has been paired with writer Sylvia Cullen, Wexford, Ireland
Tyler McCauley in Illinois, USA has been paired with writer Conor O'Loughlin, Cork, Ireland
Andrew Mena in California, USA has been paired with writer Caitriona McBride, Dublin, Ireland
Ashley Downey in New York, USA has been paired with writer Derek Masterson, Dublin, Ireland
The show is directed by Helena Byrne & Karen Davidson Perrins and produced by the Break-Away Project. Tickets are available online now and admission is €8 per person: http://cfcp.ie/events/537.