Ever wanted to write a short (5-minute) play?
Theatre for One is a state-of-the-art performance space for one actor and one audience member at a time. Conceived and created by the Tony and Olivier award-winning designer Christine Jones, and designed by LOT-EK, it commissions new work specifically for this unique space.
In June 2019, Landmark Productions and Octopus Theatricals presented the European premiere of Theatre for One, under the auspices of Cork Midsummer Festival and Cork Opera House. The premiere featured original 5-minute plays by six of Ireland’s leading playwrights – Marina Carr, Stacey Gregg, Emmet Kirwan, Louise Lowe, Mark O’Rowe and Enda Walsh.
How you can get involved
Now, it’s your turn. Next summer, Landmark Productions and Octopus Theatricals join forces once again with Cork Midsummer Festival and Cork Opera House, to commission six emerging Irish playwrights to write original 5-minute plays. Each of the selected playwrights will receive mentorship from one of the original writers featured in 2019. In June 2024, Theatre for One: This Ireland – twelve plays (six from the original writers and six from the public call-out) – will be presented together at Cork Midsummer Festival.
The plays will be produced by Landmark Productions, in partnership with Octopus Theatricals (NY) and will be presented in a specially-designed, state-of-the-art theatre booth for one actor and one audience member at a time located on the plaza outside Cork Opera House.
Deadline for receipt of submissions is 6pm, 18th December 2023.