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Photos: Inside the Origin Theatre Company Closing Ceremony of ORIGIN 1ST IRISH 2023 Photo Photos: Inside the Origin Theatre Company Closing Ceremony of ORIGIN 1ST IRISH 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2023

Origin Theatre Company presented the Closing Ceremony of Origin 1st Irish 2023, at the Irish Arts Center, 726 11th Avenue, on Monday January 30.  Go inside the ceremony in new photos.

1st Irish 2022 Gives Out SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL Awards Photo 1st Irish 2022 Gives Out SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022

Originally scheduled to run from Sun Jan 9 to Mon Jan 31, the hybrid virtual and in-person Festival was extended by several days to accommodate the world premiere of¬†John Kearns‚Äô ‚ÄúBoann and the Well of Wisdom,‚ÄĚ which was forced to reschedule its run at Ryan‚Äôs Daughter due to COVID-related developments.

2021 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Wraps Up Three Weeks Of Virtual Events Photo 2021 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Wraps Up Three Weeks Of Virtual Events
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2021

The 13th annual Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival wrapped up its first all-virtual edition last week with a closing ceremony attended by audience members from both sides of the Atlantic.  This year the world's only festival devoted to producing and presenting the plays of contemporary Irish playwrights from around the world, hosted a total of 20 virtual events, in three weeks from January 11 to 31. 

Maria Deasy Elected President Of Irish American Writers & Artists Photo Maria Deasy Elected President Of Irish American Writers & Artists
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020

Irish American Writers and Artists, Inc. (IAW&A) announces its 2020 Board, electing Maria Deasy as President and Brendan Costello Jr. as Vice President. Sean O'Dowd will join the Board as Treasurer, while Karen Daly will resume her role as Secretary.

THE 8TH Wins Best Production In 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Awards Photo THE 8TH Wins Best Production In 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2020

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??a?oeThe 8tha?? made sure its one win (out of seven nominations) counted as it nabbed Best Production at the 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Awards at Rosie O'Grady's in Times Square tonight. The world premiere of Seanie Sugrue's comedy-drama about a family's tensions around Ireland's recent epic referendum to overturn the 8th Amendment outlawing abortion, ran for 13 performances at The Secret Theatre in Queens and was produced locally by Locked in the Attic Productions, with Five OHM Productions.

2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Nominations Have Been Announced Photo 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Nominations Have Been Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2020

Productions and plays from Ireland face off against several homegrown New York productions as the 12th annual Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival hands out its awards at a closing night ceremony at Rosie O'Grady's Manhattan Club, 800 Seventh Avenue, on Monday February 3 at 6:30pm.

2019 Origin 1st Irish Award Winners Announced Photo 2019 Origin 1st Irish Award Winners Announced
by Stephi Wild - Jan 29, 2019

The crowd-pleasing rugby play "Alone It Stands" scored Best Production at the 2019 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival's closing night festivities at The Manhattan Club at Rosie O'Grady's in Times Square tonight. The locally produced American premiere of "Alone It Stands," a play with an illustrious production history in Ireland, The West End and elsewhere, was nominated in four categories, and played at 59E59 Theaters. Two critically acclaimed productions imported from Ireland -- "On Blueberry Hill" (at 59E59 Theaters through February 3) and "The Morning After the Life Before" which played at the cell - also had big wins, with "On Blueberry Hill" (produced by Fishamble: The New Play Co in Dublin) earning Best Actor for Niall Buggy and Best Design; and "The Morning After the Life Before" (produced by Dublin's Guna Nua Theatre) winning Best Actress for Lucia Smyth, and Best Director for Paul Meade.

Origin's 1st Irish Gives Out Awards in New York Last Night Photo Origin's 1st Irish Gives Out Awards in New York Last Night
by Stephi Wild - Jan 30, 2018

Origin's 1st Irish 2018, the world's only theatre festival dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary Irish playwrights, handed out its Best of Festival Awards at closing night festivities at Rosie O'Grady's in Times Square last night. The awards were very evenly distributed among the seven productions in competition from Ireland and the US, but the life of the party was Isobel Mahon's comedy "Party Face," which picked up awards for Best Actress (its star Hayley Mills) and for Best Production. Produced by Robert Driemeyer, Morgan Sills and Jan Warner, the Irish hit's US premiere plays at City Center through April 8. Its New York-based cast includes Klea Blackhurst, Gina Costigan, Brenda Meaney and Allison Jean White.

Ground UP to Present BELL, BOOK & CANDLE at Gene Frankel Theatre, 10/11-26
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 10, 2013

Ground UP Productions proudly presents John Van Druten's classic play Bell, Book & Candle, directed by Phil Ruvelas. Bell, Book & Candleruns from October 11 - 26, 2013 in a limited engagement at the Gene Frankel Theatre, located at 24 Bond Street between Lafayette & Bowery in New York City.

Art Party Presents HOW THE SALTS GOT DOWN, 10/25-11/17
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 25, 2012

art party (Mary Birnbaum, Artistic Director) announced today that their latest theatrical experience How the Salts Got Down: A Family History in Parties will play a limited seven-performance engagement beginning tonight at Hartley House (416 West 46th Street).