Archive for May 26th, 2010

Omos

26th May 2010 by Maura McHugh

Ómós

Ómós: a cultural evening of selected readings and music to honour those who have experienced sexual violence in Ireland and to reflect on themes of cultural responsibility and healing.

Readings By
Roddy Doyle, Joseph O’Connor, Lia Mills, Tom Murphy, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Theo Dorgan.

Music From
Don Baker, Karan Casey, Eleanor McEvoy, Christy Moore.

7.30 – 9.30pm, on  Sunday 20th June 2010 in St Stephen’s Church (Pepper Cannister), off Merrion Square, Dublin

Tickets: €25.00 each

Book Online via the My Charity web site or phone 01 6624070

Helping people to reflect on the issues of sexual violence in Irish society.

All proceeds in aid of One in Four, a registered charity,

Playwriting Course at IWC

26th May 2010 by Maura McHugh

Irish Writers' CenterPlaywright and dramaturg Gavin Kostick is running a playwriting course for the weekend of 12 – 13 June at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin, in which he will lead participants through the key demands of writing for theatre.

In one intensive weekend, central elements of drama including: openings, the playwright’s imagination, structure and characterisation will be addressed. These areas are investigated through a broad range of examples supported by discussion and practical exercises.

On the Saturday night of the course the group will be taken to Bernard Farrell’s new play Bookworms at the Abbey, and met in advance by director of the play Jim Culleton.

The aim of the whole course is to develop practical skills for writing for drama and to encourage participants to widen their conceptual horizons in writing for live performance. By the end of the second day, participants will have written one complete short play.

The course costs €165 and the fee can be paid online. The course should be booked by 8th June to secure a place.