Show in a Bag

Show in a Bag is an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors. The first Show in a Bag initiative was established in 2010 by Fishamble: the New Play Company, ABSOLUT Fringe and Irish Theatre Institute to facilitate the creation of five new small scale, tourable shows which would highlight the talents and skills of performers making work for the Dubin Fringe.

An open call for submissions is made and applications are assessed and shortlisted following which interviews are conducted and the actors are selected. Created with playwright Gavin Kostick to the artists’ specifications, Show in a Bag provides actors with the opportunity to have their very own small-scale, tourable show. Selected actors, or pairs of actors, produced and performed their own productions at Bewley’s Café Theatre as part of ABSOLUT Fringe 2010, 2011 & 2012.

Following the huge success of Show in a Bag, ITI is delighted to partner again with ABSOLUT Fringe and Fishamble: the New Play Company once again for Show in a Bag 2013. ITI is working to ensure the national venues and festival presenters most suited to present productions from Show in a Bag 2013 will view the showcase of performances and have an opportunity to meet the artists at the annual Information Toolbox networking event. Further information on the 2013 Show in a Bag particpiants will follow in due course!

This article first featured on the Irish Theatre Institute website.

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