The Break-Away Project's CONNECTING CREATIVITY PART II to Link Dublin and New York, Nov 16

October 17
7:56 PM 2013

Following the success of The Break-Away Project's 'Connecting Creativity' on August 16th 2013, 'Connecting Creativity Part II' is coming this November. With new actor-writer pairings and new members joining the creative team, Break-Away looks forward to bringing this project to a new level, with two live audiences in DUBLIN and NEW YORK, connected via Skype.

What's it all about? Connecting Creativity is an exciting new venture produced by The Break-Away Project. We are developing this project to test the boundaries of technology, using Skype to facilitate artistic collaborations that would otherwise not be feasible.

Five actors and five writers are selected in Ireland to take part in this project, while five actors and five writers based in America are also chosen. Each Irish actor is paired with an American-based writer, and each American-based actor is paired with an Irish writer. Actors have a Skype call with their writer, who then write a five minute monologue for the actor. This is new material written specifically for the actor.

When can you see it? Actors will perform their pieces on Saturday November 16th 2013 to two live audiences; one in Dublin and one in New York, connecting both audiences via skype.

Showtime: 3pm in New York/8pm in Dublin.

Dublin Venue: The Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke St Lower, Dublin 2.

New York Venue: Stage Left Studio, 214 W 30th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10001

Tickets: €8 in Dublin/ $10 in New York - available online at

Irish Cast and their American Writers:

Diana O'Connor in Dublin, Ireland has been paired with writer David Schwingle, South Carolina, USA

Evelyn Shaw in Kildare, Ireland has been paired with writer Cassandra Lewis, New York, USA

Melissa Nolan in Dublin, Ireland has been paired with writer Christopher A. Adams, Virginia, USA

Sharon Skerritt in Dublin, Ireland has been paired with writer Buffy Aakaash, Washington, USA

Anthony Blake in Dublin, Ireland has been paired with writer Reagan Chesnut, Michigan, USA

American Cast and their Irish Writers:

Bridget Gabbe in New York, USA has been paired with writer Derek Masterson, Dublin, Ireland

Jon L. Peacock in New York, USA has been paired with writer Conor O'Loughlin, Cork, Ireland

Tyler McCauley in Illinois, USA has been paired with writer Caitriona McBride, Dublin, Ireland

Andrew Mena in California, USA has been paired with writer Eilis Mernagh, Dublin, Ireland

Ashley Downey in New York, USA has been paired with writer Sylvia Cullen, Wexford, Ireland

Directed by Helena Byrne and Karen Davidson Perrins.

As part of our mission, the Break-Away Project work 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.

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