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Prime Cut Productions Announce Reveal-Ed, A Unique 3 Day Showcase Of New Work From Northern Irish Artists

Prime Cut Productions, one of Ireland’s leading independent theatre companies, has announced REVEAL-ED, a unique three day showcase of new work from ten exciting Northern Irish artists, spanning theatre, dance and film at The MAC, Belfast from 17 until 19 January 2019.

Emma Jordan, Artistic Director of Prime Cut Productions and curator of REVEAL-ED introduces the showcase: “I am so excited to be able to finally present this outstanding showcase full of fresh and exciting voices from Northern Ireland.  I knew immediately that I wanted to invest the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund back into our rich, cultural landscape and to provide support for the development of this incredibly exciting generation of performance makers in Northern Ireland.

There are so many highlights to explore, from catching a glimpse of Oona Doherty’s new dance piece ahead of its debut in 2019, to sharing an intimate rehearsed reading of Clare Dwyer-Hogg’s new play, The Regret Room, with one of the island’s finest actresses, Brid Brennan.  It’s going to be an exciting few days which will allow a real insight into the exceptional talent of this area. The symposium will be a much needed space to discuss with our peers, from across the island of Ireland and the UK, innovative ways in which we can support the development of work by independent artists who really live at the coalface of arts provision in the most challenging of circumstances.

Integral to REVEALED-ED, is a symposium called The State of the Art which will focus on how best to support and produce independent artists in the increasingly challenging environs of Northern Ireland where successive funding cuts have ravaged the sector.  Confirmed guest speakers include, Chris Campbell, Literary Manager at The Royal Court Theatre and Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

REVEAL-ED, is the culmination of Prime Cut Productions’ REVEAL, a four year programme enabled by Emma Jordan’s Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund awarded in 2014.  This bespoke programme has been devised by Prime Cut Productions to provide a much needed, tailored support system to independent artists working in Northern Ireland.  Since its conception, REVEAL has worked with over twenty theatre and dance artists providing mentorship, research and development support and producer training to empower and further develop the island’s artists.

Please note  entry to the Symposium is free. Readings are £3, Shows are £5 and there is 20% off if you book 5 or more paid events.

There are a number of free events also but all are ticketed for monitoring purposes so must be booked.

The Programme begins on Thursday 1pm and will includes back to back performances and presentations of all the work being showcased until 9pm each night. Friday morning begins at 10am, with the State of the Art Symposium.

Among the scheduled delegates for Reveal-ed are a wide variety of funders including the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and Arts Council Ireland, representatives of Festivals and venues including the Royal Court, Edinburgh Fringe, Assembly Edinburgh, the Abbey Theatre, Manchester International Festival, the Axis Theatre, the Everyman, Cork so it is a great opportunity to meet and network.

Schedule:

Thursday 17th Jan  Friday 18th Jan  Saturday 19th Jan 

 

1pm The Regret Room

By Clare Dwyer Hogg

 

10am – 1pm The State of the Art Symposium 1pm Road

by Sarah Gordon

 

2:45pm Lady Magma

By Oona Doherty

1:30pm POW

Lisa Dwyer Hogg & Sam O’Mahony

1:30pm POW

Lisa Dwyer Hogg & Sam O’Mahony

3pm POW

Lisa Dwyer Hogg & Sam O’Mahony

2pm How to Disappear Completely

 

2pm How to Disappear Completely

 

3:30pm How to Disappear Completely 2:15pm The Politics of Comfort

 

2:30pm Lady Magma

By Oona Doherty

3:30pm Who’s Looking at You

By Colm G. Doran

2:30pm The Regret Room

By Clare Dwyer Hogg

 

3pm Removed

By Fionnuala Kennedy

5pm Helium

By Oona Doherty

3:30pm Who’s Looking at You

By Colm G. Doran

 

3:30pm Who’s Looking at You

By Colm G. Doran

5pm Removed

By Fionnuala Kennedy

3:30pm Lady Magma

By Oona Doherty

5pm Helium

By Oona Doherty

6:30pm The Experience of Being

By Carol Moore

4:30pm Road

by Sarah Gordon

 

6:30pm The Experience of Being

By Carol Moore

8pm Rosefrail and Fair

By Caoileann Curry-Thompson

5pm Helium

By Oona Doherty

8pm Rosefrail and Fair

By Caoileann Curry-Thompson

  6:30pm The Experience of Being

By Carol Moore

 
  8pm Rosefrail and Fair

By Caoileann Curry-Thompson