16 November 2013
10 Actors. 10 Writers. 2 Continents. 2 Live Audiences.
What’s it all about?
As part of our mission, the Break-Away Project work toward creating links between Irish and American artists, regularly showcasing work by American artists here in Ireland and developing showcase opportunities for Irish artists in America. We are developing this project to test the boundaries of technology, using Skype to facilitate artistic collaborations that would otherwise not be feasible.
Five actors and five writers are selected in Ireland to take part in the project, while five actors and five writers based in America are also chosen.
Each Irish actor is paired with an American-based writer, and each American-based actor is paired with an Irish writer.
Actors have a Skype call with their writer, who then write a five minute monologue for the actor. This is new material written specifically for the actor, not previously composed work.
Actors will perform their monologues on Saturday November 16th 2013 to two live audiences; one in Dublin and one in New York, connecting both audiences via skype.
Showtime: 3pm in New York/8pm in Dublin.
Dublin Venue: The Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke St Lower, Dublin 2.
New York Venue: Stage Left Studio, 214 W 30th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10001
Tickets: €8 in Dublin/ $10 in New York
Irish Cast: Diana O’Connor, Evelyn Shaw, Anthony Blake, Sharon Skerritt, Melissa Nolan.
American Cast: Bridget Gabbe, Jon L Peacock, Tyler McCauley, Andrew Mena, Ashley Downey
Christopher A. Adams – Virginia, USA
Eilis Mernagh – Dublin, Ireland
Buffy Aakaash – Washington, USA
Sylvia Cullen – Wexford, Ireland
Cassandra Lewis – New York, USA
Derek Masterson – Dublin, Ireland
David Schwingle – South Carolina, USA
Caitriona McBride – Dublin, Ireland
Reagan Chesnut – Michigan, USA
Conor O’Loughlin – Cork, Ireland
Directed by Helena Byrne & Karen Davidson Perrins
Produced by The Break-Away Project