Origin’s 1st Irish 2013

NEW YORK'S ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF IRISH THEATRE


SEPTEMBER 2 - 29

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2013 Shows: The Life & Sort of Death of Eric Argyle

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 to Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Playing at: 59E59 Theaters

Off the back of a hugely successful sell-out London; Edinburgh and Dublin runs, multi award-winning theatre company 15th Oak are delighted to once again present The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle, by Ross Dungan, about a man … Continue reading

2013 Shows: The Cure

Monday, September 9th, 2013 to Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Playing at: Ryan's Daughter

The Cure is a one man play set at The Height of Ireland’s boomtime, “The Celtic Tiger”. Our narrator has just spent the last three days drinking away his annual Christmas bonus while his wife and Kid’s are at home. … Continue reading

2013 Shows: I Can See Clearly Now

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 to Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Playing at: 59E59 Theaters

Little Miss Sunshine meets My Left Foot WINNER OF FRINGE FIRST AWARD AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2012 ‘Part memoir, part theatre and part stand-up comedy’ (Irish Independent), this delightful story of a myopic seven year old is brought to you by actor … Continue reading

2013 Shows: McGoldrick’s Thread

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 to Sunday, September 29th, 2013

The O’Reilly family leaves their home in Clonmel, Ireland, settling in a small apartment in the Bronx to raise their five children. The youngest and only daughter, Magee, is a competitive Irish Step dancer with a big feis in the … Continue reading

2013 Shows: The Compass Rose

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 to Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Playing at: Ryan's Daughter

In this site-specific production at Ryan’s Daughter pub, Tiffany invites Irish bartender Donal to accompany her to see the sights of America.  But what starts as a fun road trip ultimately challenges them to explore their pasts and their feelings … Continue reading

2013 Event: An Evening with Tony MaCaulay

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 to Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Playing at: New York Irish Center

After wowing audiences in Origin’s 1st Irish 2012 and giving a unique insight to childhood memories of growing up in the Shankill area , Belfast during the height of the ‘Troubles’ that was both moving and entertaining.The New York Irish … Continue reading

2013 Event: Belfast to Boston

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 to Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Playing at: The American Irish Historical Society

With Colin Broderick & Michael Patrick MacDonald Join us for this unique festival treat as two magical writers embark on an evening of truth telling and compare notes on the nature of heritage. From A Family Story from Southie, Michael … Continue reading

2013 Event: The “Walk” of the Town Walking Tour

Sunday, September 15th, 2013 to Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Follow in the footsteps of writer Maeve Brennan (the alleged muse for Capote’s Holly Golightly) on a guided tour of Greenwich Village which inspired many of her beloved writings in The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town” section.  This ultimate guide to … Continue reading

2013 Reading: The Chicken House

Monday, September 16th, 2013 to Monday, September 16th, 2013

Playing at: A.R.T. New York Studios at 520

By Bernard McMullen Larry McGarty is lost and can see nothing to live for. In a final search for answers he stumbles upon Francie McElkennon, the Chicken Man, and together they embark on a dark and hilarious journey to find … Continue reading

2013 Event: 1st Irish Music

Friday, September 20th, 2013 to Friday, September 20th, 2013

Playing at: Arlene's Grocery

Mary Courtney, Ashley Davis, Gareth Dunlop, Allen Gogarty, John Gribbon, John Munnelly Join us for an Evening of Contemporary Irish Singer Songwriters presenting some of the best new musical voices of Ireland with an array of sounds from pop to rock, … Continue reading

2013 Screening: Da

Friday, September 20th, 2013 to Friday, September 20th, 2013

Playing at: New York Irish Center

Film directed by Matt Clark Screenplay by Hugh Leonard Cast Martin Sheen, Bernard Hughes and William Hickey A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his “Da”). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father’s … Continue reading

2013 Event: 1st Irish Music Conference

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 to Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Playing at: Bruno Walter Auditorium

A day of provocative discussion on the music of film and theatre. How decisions are made, how to maximise and sustain your career and create success in the industry. Join this vibrant conversation on music and the people that bring … Continue reading

2013 Shows: The Morons

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 to Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Playing at: The Cell

  The American Family is Crumbling Into The Abyss of the New Normal!  How can they survive?!  What is the answer?!  Well become a Reality TV sensation on The Morons of course!  Dan McCormick’s new dark comedy takes us on a wild roller … Continue reading

2013 Shows: A Lady is Waiting

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 to Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Playing at: The Cell

A Lady is Waiting is the third in a series of four one act plays from critically acclaimed Dublin playwright Anto Nolan. It tells the story of Doris, a middle aged woman whose life seems to have come to a … Continue reading

2013 Event: Journey’s End

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 to Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Playing at: Bruno Walter Auditorium

Former US Senator George Mitchell returns to Northern Ireland with his 14-year-old son Andrew to assess how life has changed for people here since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. They meet with families who have a … Continue reading

2013 Event: 1st Irish Poetry

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 to Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Playing at: The National Arts Club

Pádraig Ó Tuama’s new and powerful collection of poetry arises out of his work in reconciliation, enabling people to tell their stories of living through personal and political conflict in Northern Ireland – a period of conflict frequently referred to … Continue reading

2013 Shows: The International

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 to Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Playing at: The Cell

A farmer, a truck driver, a soldier. In a series of monologues, three strangers recall a time of conflict and peril that changed their lives forever. “When sufferings become unendurable the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall … Continue reading

2013 Staged Reading: Maybe

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 to Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Playing at: NYU Glucksman Ireland House

It’s Johnny’s last summer in NYC and his world has been turned upside down by a complete stranger…he thinks he’s in love but his mother wants him home. What will he do? Will he do his duty by his parents … Continue reading

2013 Events: The Big Green Apple

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 to Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Playing at: Dublin

A few dozen Irish Playwrights/Directors/Actors/Creatives are handed a theme with a New York twist.  They are given just 48 hours to write and rehearse ten brand new plays.5 winning pieces will be selected by a panel of industry judges to … Continue reading

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