Origin’s 1st Irish 2013

NEW YORK'S ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF IRISH THEATRE


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2015 Play: Little Thing Big Thing

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 to Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Playing at: 59E59 Theaters

Larry, an ex-con and Martha, a nun are chased across Ireland for a roll of film—why the bleedin’ fuss? They take a high octane jump into the world of international energy skullduggery, awakening passions they thought were dead. A darkly comic thriller from … Continue reading

2015 Event: Scór Encore New York

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 to Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Playing at: New York Irish Center

The New York Irish Center, GAA NY & Scór nua Eabhrac Presents Scór is the cultural wing of the Gaelic Athletic Association. During the winter months when the playing season ends, the GAA Clubs continue to compete for an all … Continue reading

2015 Play: Stoopdreamer

Friday, September 4th, 2015 to Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Playing at: The Cell

The tides of change are everywhere. But for the holdouts of Windsor Terrace, haunting memories persist as three stoop dreamers reveal secrets of their past…and imagine a future that might have been. Stoopdreamer is an immersive theatrical experience complete with old stories, good … Continue reading

2015 Play: Pondling

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 to Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Playing at: 59E59 Theaters

Lonely, humble Madeleine longs for the love of her life –14 year old Johnno Boyle O’Connor. But is Johnno kissing a girl his own age? Winner of the Best Female Performer at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 and Stewart Parker Award 2014, Genevieve Hulme-Beaman’s … Continue reading

2015 Play: Selfie

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 to Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Playing at: Irish Arts Center

Following his acclaimed Broadway turn in last season’s Tony-nominated The Cripple of Inishmaan, the incomparable Irish comic actor Pat Shortt (Garage, Calvary, D’Unbelievables, Father Ted) returns to New York with his newest sketch comedy show Selfie straight from performances in … Continue reading

2015 Event: Northern Exposure

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 to Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Playing at: NYU Glucksman Ireland House

Presented by NYU Glucksman Ireland House An afternoon of discussion exploring the vibrant cultural landscape of Northern Ireland and how a broad range of artists have grown, developed and exported their work across the globe NYU’S GLUCKSMAN IRELAND HOUSE 1 Washington Mews … Continue reading

2015 Event: Irish-American writing Salon

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 to Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Presented by:  Irish American Writers and Artists Irish American Writers and Artists Inc. (IAW&A) celebrates its 100th IAW&A Manhattan Salon on September 15th at the 1stIrish Festival!  Join us for a free, curated evening of readings and performances featuring work developed over … Continue reading

2015 Play: Language UnBecoming A Lady

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 to Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Playing at: The Cell

Presented by: Bottom Dog Theatre The play is set in the dressing room of an ageing drag queen who reveals his life and loves, victories and defeats. Exploring the themes of identity, love found and love lost, and using the music of … Continue reading

2015 Event: Kings

Friday, September 18th, 2015 to Friday, September 18th, 2015

Presented by: The New York Irish Center Kings is a 2007 Irish film written & directed by Tom Collins and based on Jimmy Murphy’s play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road. It was selected as Ireland’s official entry for … Continue reading

2015 Event: Breaking Ground

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 to Saturday, September 19th, 2015

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

  Presented by: Origin Theatre Company Writers include Bernard McMullan, Charly Clive, Jimmy Kerr, Jenny Green & Fiona Walsh, Tim Ruddy Building on our program of new plays Origin Theatre invites you to observe the journey as the creative process begins. Watch … Continue reading

2015 Event: Celebrity Autobiography

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 to Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Playing at: TRIAD THEATER

Created by Eugene Pack “Funniest Show in Town, Hands down!” -NY Post, CRITIC’S CHOICE-NY TIMES Celebrity Autobiography – the Drama Desk winning, international hit comedy ( London to the Sydney Opera House) Celebrity memoirs acted out live onstage by a hilarious … Continue reading

2015 Plays: The Quare Land

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 to Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Playing at: DR2 Theatre

A Cantankerous Comedy By John McManus Directed by Ciaran O’Reilly Old Irish farmer Hugh Pugh is having a bubble bath; it’s his first wash in four years. His sudden interest in hygiene has been brought on by the  upcoming visit … Continue reading

2015 Event: Summertime

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 to Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Playing at: The American Irish Historical Society

Summertime by David Ireland Tinderbox Theatre Company is based in Belfast. Formed in 1988, it is one of Northern Ireland’s longest established and most respected independent theatre companies. Tinderbox is dedicated to new writing for the theatre, the playwrights who … Continue reading

2015 Play: Python

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 to Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Playing at: An Beal Bocht Café, 445 West 238th Street, Bronx, NY 10463

PYTHON is a dark comedy thriller set in modern day Ireland about a college professor who gets mixed up with Dublin’s drug kingpins to hilarious and surprising results. Python is a bad man. Daniel is a good man. Throw in … Continue reading

2015 Event: Made In China

Friday, September 25th, 2015 to Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Starring Des Bishop Ireland’s Irish-American comedian and television star Des Bishop returns to his native New York for a special encore engagement of “Made in China,” the hilarious story of his real-life journey to China to study Mandarin so he could perform stand-up … Continue reading

2015 Event: The Holy  Holy Bus

Friday, September 25th, 2015 to Friday, September 25th, 2015

Playing at: The National Arts Club

by Pearse Elliott Directed by Tony Devlin There is a bus that leaves a West Belfast parish once a year tosee the holy sites of Ireland… the locals refer to it as, ‘The Holy Holy Bus’! We follow four of … Continue reading

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