Theatre Lovett and Cahoots NI at IPAY Showcase 2017
Culture Ireland showcases Irish talent at the International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase event 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin
This week, two companies travel to Madison, Wisconsin to perform for an invited audience of programmers and presenters at the International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase event for 2017. Cahoots NI and Theatre Lovett are both travelling with support from Culture Ireland’s Showcase programme.
International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) is one of the foremost resource organizations focussed on performing arts for young audiences. Membership is made up of a growing worldwide network of artists, producers, presenters, and agents, who programme and present work for youth across artforms.
Theatre Lovett has presented internationally on many stages over the last five years. These include The Sydney Opera House, The New Victory Theatre, New York and most recently in 2016 at The Kennedy Centre, Washington; The Wallis Annenberg, Los Angeles and The Annenberg Centre, Philadelphia as part of Culture Ireland’s Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.. At IPAY, they will present They Called her Vivaldi.
With Culture Ireland’s support, Theatre Lovett continues to promote and reinforce Ireland’s role as a forward thinking, culturally-rich nation that is committed to the creativity of future generations. Co-Artistic Directors Muireann Ahern and Louis Lovett commented: “Presenting our work to the children of Philadelphia’s inner city, to family audiences in Beverly Hills and tickling the hearts of the Irish abroad in New York, London or Melbourne, we value and recognise the significant impact that Culture Ireland’s support has had on our work and the opportunities and connections that have followed.”
Cahoots NI will present their production of Shh! We Have a Plan. Their Artistic Director, Paul Bosco McEneaney commented: “We’re very grateful to Culture Ireland for supporting our presentation at IPAY. This provides a brilliant opportunity to grow and develop our international touring, to showcase Ireland’s excellent contemporary cultural offer and to do so in the company of colleagues in the youth arts sector.”
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Credit for the Theatre Lovett pic © Ros Kavanagh