Irish Artists Take New York
With the support of Culture Ireland, New York’s finest stages are set to present a selection of Ireland’s greatest creative talents over the next six months.
Kicking off in mid-October is Teaċ Daṁsa 'Swan Lake/Loch na hEala' which will open the First Wave programme at Brooklyn Academy of Music. This award winning show, which has already toured globally across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, will have its US premier in New York before embarking on a tour across the US.
Also in the First Wave in BAM is 'Hamnet' by Dead Centre written and directed by Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel and co-produced by the Abbey Theatre with performances from 30 October. Hamnet, based on the son of William Shakespeare, is played by Aran Murphy.
Druid will present its award-winning production, 'DruidShakespeare: Richard III' at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival, New York from 7-23 November. Directed by Gary Hynes and starring Aaron Monaghan as Richard III, this show will run for two weeks in this prestigious New York venue.
Following in 2020 St. Ann’s Warehouse, will launch an important new artistic relationship with the Gate Theatre Dublin and premiere 'Hamlet', starring Ruth Negga, one of Ireland’s Cultural Ambassadors. Directed by Yael Farber, this exclusive North American engagement of Hamlet features the original Irish cast and plays from 1 February for 30 performances.
As part of 1st Irish Festival, Fishamble Theatre Company will present 'Maz and Bricks' by Eva O'Connor, from 7 January - 2 February 2020 at 59E59, a multidisciplinary, state of the art performing arts theatre venue in Manhattan. Appropriate, by Sarah Jane Scott presented by Gúna Nua Theatre will also run as part of the 1st Irish Festival New York, from 25 January to 2 February 2020, at New York Irish Centre Long Island City, New York, USA.