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Perfect for….

....Theatre directors, Stage mangers, production managers, technicians and actors

Thursday 17th & Friday 18th March 3pm- 7pm

Staged Craic

Whats the craic with the stage? Aimed at the ambitious and theatrical, this intensive masterclass with The Playhouse production team will throw participants into the belly of a Playhouse Production.

Bag for life is a Playhouse legacy commission written by Colin Bateman.

"What are we to make of the men of violence whose time has been and gone, and who have settled into both civil and civilian life? Is there any reason at all to suppose that their capacity for murder has somehow drained away, or will it always be there, like a lining of grease and fat lurking in their mental plumbing?"

Award winning novelist and screenwriter Colin Batemans second stage play asks the question, can forgiveness overcome the want for revenge in 21st century Northern Ireland?

Commissioned as a legacy project for Derry Londonderry's 2013 UK City of Culture, this powerful and captivating play is laced with the blackest of humour, and received a hugely successful script in hand reading at the Open House Festival in Bangor, 2015. This world premiere will run at the Playhouse from Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th April 2016.

While work on this major 2016 production continues, participants can spend two special theatrical days on set with

Kieran Griffiths is a Director and Playhouse Producer. He also has an extensive performance C.V. Kieran joined our team at the Playhouse as Creative Producer and in house Director for the City of Culture year working on 13 critically acclaimed productions in 2013 alone, seven as producer and six as Director. He has since went on to implement the Playhouse legacy strategy creating new work and touring important theatre around the island of Ireland. He also works as a freelance Director having directed and produced 4 musicals in the last 18 months for the Grand Opera House. 2016 sees him write, produce and direct a musical evening on the life of Doris Day, direct Colin Bateman’s bag for life, High Society and Witches of Eastwick for the Grand Opera House and launch the P.L.A.Y (Playhouse Learning Academy for Youth) department of the Playhouse whose first production will be ‘The Worthless Soldier’. Finally, to close out the year we will see him direct ‘The Bog Couple’ by Liam Cunningham which is a Derry take on the Odd Couple.

J.P. Conaghan, from Derry, is The Playhouse Theatre Technician. He is the artistic director of Fahy Productions in which he previously wrote and directed ‘Solicitors’ (2010) ‘Politics for Arts Sake’ (2010) ‘Rob 'O Rae’ (2007) and ‘The Last Round’ (2006). He adapted ‘Heroes with their Hands in the Air’ in 2012 (Fahy Productions) and directed ‘All There Is’. He comes from a background in set construction and management before his degree he worked with small theatre companies in the northwest building props and scenery. He has been production manager for several Playhouse productions including ‘Over The Wire’, ‘Re-Energize’, ‘Walking to the Ark’ and most recently ‘An Evening with Doris Day and Gordon MacRae’.

Kindly funded by DCAL

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