Culture Night 2016
 

Culture Night 2016

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 16 September 2016.
Tickets will be available on the day at 4pm, in person at the Abbey Theatre box office.

We’re opening our doors so you can get behind the scenes at the Abbey Theatre! Join us as we chat with some of the team who work behind the scenes to produce the plays you have seen on stage, or participate in one of our theatrical workshops facilitated by some of Ireland’s leading theatre practitioners.

Meet the Makers
Join us at 5pm in the Yeats Lounge for an insight into making theatre for the national stage with Aisling Mooney (Technical Director), Kelly Phelan (Casting Director), Lisa Farrelly (Community and Education Coordinator) and Mairéad Delaney (Archivist).
Tickets will be available from 4pm on the day at the Abbey Theatre box office. The talk begins at 5pm and runs for one hour.

(The) Play’s the Thing
How do plays work? What makes them different from, say, a poem or novel or short story? This hour-long workshop looks to offer a little insight into what’s unique about playwriting as an art form by exploring some of the variables a playwright has to consider when writing for the live theatre, from structuring the use of time and space to melding language and movement. Led by Abbey Theatre Literary Reader Jesse Weaver, participants will take part in discussions and introductory exercises that will aim to demonstrate that it’s not just ‘words, words, words’ that make a play a play!
Tickets will be available from 4pm on the day at the Abbey Theatre box office, the workshop takes place at 5.30pm and runs for one hour.

The Irish Theatre Movement
Why did W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, and others feel that there was a need for yet another theatre in Dublin? What role did theatre have in shaping modern Irish identity? This one hour workshop will explore the ways in which the early artists of the Irish theatre movement sought to use theatre as a force for political and cultural change, and consider the effects and legacy of their work.
Tickets will be available from 4pm on the day at the Abbey Theatre box office, the workshop takes place at 6.30pm and runs for one hour.

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