Origin’s 1st Irish 2013

NEW YORK'S ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF IRISH THEATRE


SEPTEMBER 2 - 29

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1st Irish 2014: The New York Times, Preview

Posted on August 30th, 2014 by lucyhk

A new season on and Off Broadway is revving up, and it will be a busy and somewhat star-studded fall. But before we get sidetracked with all of that, let’s give some thought to a smaller but no less notable … Continue reading

Waiting for Godot: Vulture.com (New York Magazine), Review

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by lucyhk

“Regardless of Beckett’s Judaic intentions, the play seems natural in Yiddish, never more so than when Rafael Goldwasser, as Lucky, delivers his thousand-years-of-sorrow monologue….If you’ve ever seen Waiting for Godot, maybe you’ve been mystified by Lucky’s gibberish tirade…And if you’ve spent any … Continue reading

1st Irish 2014: Playbill.com, Preview

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by lucyhk

Dylan Coburn Gray’s Boys and Girls and a production of Samuel Beckett‘sWaiting for Godot in Yiddish will be featured in the seventh annual Origin’s 1st Irish Festival….The American productions include the Dublin Fringe Festival hit, Georgina McKevitt and Jacinta Sheerin’s Waiting for IKEA, a comedy … Continue reading

1st Irish 2014: TheatreMania.com, Preview

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by lucyhk

Four U.S. premieres and seven world premieres will make up the 7th annual Origin’s 1st Irish Festival, running from September 3-28. The four American productions participating in the festival will include Georgina McKevitt and Jacinta Sheerin’s Waiting for IKEA, starring McKevitt … Continue reading

Waiting for Godot: BroadwayWorld.com, Preview

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by lucyhk

Kicking off the season, directly from the Beckett Festival in Northern Ireland, is New Yiddish Rep’s groundbreaking production of Waiting for Godot (performed entirely in Yiddish with English supertitles) as part of the 2014 Origin’s 1st Irish Festival. 12 performances: … Continue reading

‘The Big Green Apple’: Imeall for TG4, Video Preview

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by lucyhk

Come see what happens when you offer playwrights a title theme ‘With Love From…’ and a two day deadline! Take a peak behind the scenes of the process that created ‘The Big Green Apple‘, with this engaging video produced for … Continue reading

1st Irish 2014 – TheaterLife.com, Preview

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by lucyhk

Two audacious productions — one from the U.S. and one from Ireland — are the first to blast out of the gate this week, as the seventh annual edition of Origin’s 1st Irish gets underway today, Wednesday. The recent Dublin Theatre Festival sell-out … Continue reading

Waiting for Godot: TheJewishWeek.com, Preview

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by lucyhk

After performing in Ireland, The New Yiddish Rep brings its recent production of “Waiting for Godot (Vartan af Godot)” — in Yiddish — back to New York as part of the seventh annual Origin Theatre Company’s 1st Irish Festival. Read … Continue reading

Judging Panel Announced: TheaterMania.com, Preview

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by lucyhk

  The seventh-annual edition of Origin’s 1st Irish Festival has announced the panel of judges who will evaluate this year’s roster of productions and performers and decide on prizes to the standout artists at the festival’s closing-night awards ceremony on … Continue reading

Camille Donegan of The Big Green Apple: Cara Magazine, Profile

Posted on September 7th, 2014 by lucyhk

Camile Donegan was an actress for more than ten years before setting up Alive-O Productions (aliveoproductions.ie) which specialises in outdoor and site-specific performance. She’s also chairperson of The Attic Studio – a community of theatre creatives – and co-creator of … Continue reading

Waiting for Godot: Newsday.com, Weekend Pick

Posted on September 14th, 2014 by lucyhk

This fascinating Yiddish-language production of Samuel Beckett’s masterwork returns, this time as part of Origin’s 1st Irish Festival, which includes plays from Dublin, Belfast, Los Angeles and New York. Read more

1st Irish 2014: MurphGuide.com, Preview

Posted on September 14th, 2014 by lucyhk

Artistic Director George Heslin has one again put together another stellar line-up, featuring plays, spoken word and film screenings. Highlights include the following plays: “Boys and Girls” at 59 E. 59 Theaters; “Waiting for Godot” at Barrow St. Theatre; “Docks, … Continue reading

Boys and Girls: The New York Times, Review

Posted on September 14th, 2014 by lucyhk

The young Dublin playwright Dylan Coburn Gray wrote “Boys and Girls” entirely in verse, naming its characters like a rhyme scheme: A, B, C and D…The characters speak in a manner so stylized that rhyme follows rhyme like links in … Continue reading

Man In the Moon: Huffington Post, Review

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by lucyhk

“The Irish deserve their reputation for being the greatest storytellers…Pearse Elliott has created a wonderfully layered picture of one man’s life…Mr. Nolan is such a gifted performer that even the colloquialism don’t concern you because his energy and physicality conveys … Continue reading

Waiting for Godot: The Forward, Review

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by lucyhk

In its seven-year history, Origin — the world’s only all Irish theatre festival —  has presented works by 100 Irish writers and this year — an historic Yiddish production of “Waiting for Godot.”…You can still relish the amazing Yiddish “Godot” … Continue reading

1st Irish 2014: Blacktie Magazine, Nightlife with Rose Billings

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by lucyhk

“What Fun!!!…So much Talent… So glad I came and saw the Fabulous “Man On The Moon”…the Best of the Best!” See the faces behind the scenes, in Rose Billings’ shots from the Friday Club  at 59E59 Theater at 1st Irish Theatre Festival 2014 … Continue reading

Man in The Moon – The Front Row, Review

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by lucyhk

“He promised I’d be in for “A fine evening of Irish theater!”   He was right…There’s not much to say about Man in the Moon except, get a ticket if you can.  I’ve never seen anything quite like it.  Ciaran Nolan plays … Continue reading

Waiting for Ikea – The Front Row, Review

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by lucyhk

“A quintessential woman’s tale…The actresses offer us, by turns, tender and spiteful girls, then gentle and raging women…This is a love story you should see… director Alan King is able to tease out the complicated intensity between Chrissie and Jade, to … Continue reading

The McGowan Trilogy – NJ.com, Review

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by lucyhk

“Blood, brain-bending wordplay and black comedy await audiences at “The McGowan Trilogy,”…Paul Nugent stars as Victor M. McGowan, a witty, cold-blooded Irish revolutionary with OCD left deeply troubled by the Northern Irish conflicts. The character was inspired by writer Seamus … Continue reading

The McGowan Trilogy – Time Out NY, listing

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by lucyhk

Kira Simring directs a triptych of one-act plays by Seamus Scanlon, all concerning the troubled heart of an Irish revolutionary. The show is part of this year’s Origin’s 1st Irish festival. Read more

The McGowan Trilogy & Port Authority – BroadwayWorld.com, Award Wins

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by lucyhk

The 7th annual Origin’s 1st Irish Festival handed out its jury-voted honors at an awards ceremony at Papillon Bistro and Bar, 22 East 54th Street, on Monday night. Edging out the competition were “The McGowan Trilogy,” produced by the cell, … Continue reading

McGowan Trilogy Wins Big: TheatreMania.Com

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by lucyhk

Seamus Scanlon’s The McGowan Trilogy bested its competitors in three of the festival’s seven competitive categories, including a Best Director award for Kira Simring, who took home the same award at last year’s festival for McGoldrick’s Thread. The Irish Rep revival of Conor … Continue reading

The McGowan Trilogy & Port Authority: Playbill.Com, Award Wins

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by lucyhk

The winners of the seventh annual Origin’s 1st Irish Festival were announced Sept. 29, with productions from the cell and the Irish Repertory Theatre taking home several prizes each. The competition considered a total of nine productions, which come from Belfast, Dublin, … Continue reading

1st Irish 2014: The Irish Voice, Preview

Posted on September 6th, 2014 by lucyhk

Thirty-seven brand new Irish plays have been presented by Origin Theatre Company’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival in New York over the last seven years. No other festival in Ireland (or anywhere else) produces that many exciting new shows. Cahir O’Doherty talks to artistic director … Continue reading

The McGowan Trilogy: CultureCatch, Review

Posted on October 8th, 2014 by lucyhk

“The McGowan Trilogy: A Serial in Three Acts embodies the best things about New York City’s annual 1st Irish theater festival. The play’s run at The Cell…offers a chance to witness the work of a rising talent in Irish drama in an intimate … Continue reading

The McGowan Trilogy: StageBuddy.com, Review

Posted on October 8th, 2014 by lucyhk

“Anna Nugent brings a lilting poetic quality to her role, ripe with longing and playfulness… Cindy Boyle, who is featured in the last act, should also be noted for her whimsically heartbreaking depiction of McGowan’s senile mother….The McGowan Trilogy is skillfully … Continue reading

The McGowan Trilogy – TheatrePizzazz.com, Review

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by lucyhk

“The McGowan Trilogy juxtaposes the beauty of the landscape with dark impulses that erupt in violence….Director Kira Simring is sensitive to place, and she creates an authenticity onstage at the cell theater that feels both intimate and vast. The performers are … Continue reading

The McGowan Trilogy: BlogCritics.org, Review

Posted on October 8th, 2014 by lucyhk

“The McGowan Trilogy,beautifully directed by Kira Simring…[Victor M. McGowan is] Portrayed with stunning, visceral energy and moment-to-moment vitality by Paul Nugent – you can’t take your eyes off him, though initially he is loathsome…Playwright Seamus Scanlon has constructed a dynamic … Continue reading

The McGowan Trilogy: Huffington Post, Review

Posted on October 26th, 2014 by lucyhk

“The Cell theatre on West 23rd is truly an invention. What the production teams do with this sliver of a building is always a surprise…With Founding Artistic Director Nancy Manocherian and Director Kira Simring, everything is well thought out, and … Continue reading

The McGowan Trilogy: Fordham Notes, Review

Posted on October 9th, 2014 by lucyhk

Fordham College at Lincoln Center senior Siena Zoë Allen …a theatre major concentrating on design production, recently landed a job working on a play for the first annual Festival of Irish Theatre in New York. She has designed costumes for the production … Continue reading

Waiting for IKEA: New York Irish Arts Blog, Review

Posted on October 9th, 2014 by lucyhk

“…well worth seeing, particularly with luminous performances from both Laoisa Sexton and McKevitt herself (they were equally wonderful together in Sexton’s own “For Love” two years ago)…it’s a sweet and pleasant journey along the way. Sexton shows great vulnerability in everything she … Continue reading

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