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Playground


PLAYGROUND is a new venture by Accidental and Down Arts Centre, giving writers space & time to explore play-making. Through alternative writing bootcamps, scratches and a playwriting programme, we’re making a place for theatrical experimentation & creative risk-taking.

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Playground


PLAYGROUND is a new venture by Accidental and Down Arts Centre, giving writers space & time to explore play-making. Through alternative writing bootcamps, scratches and a playwriting programme, we’re making a place for theatrical experimentation & creative risk-taking.

SCRATCH @ Down Arts Centre

Friday 6th May @ 8 p.m

As part of PLAYGROUND, Accidental are working with Down Arts Centre to develop distinct & striking pieces of theatre by three NI writers. 

LITTLE PIECES OF AFTER by Aisling Groves-McKeown

FENCE by Matthew Forsythe

MURDER 377 by Donal O’Hagan 

They're ready to test their ideas in front of an audience: This calls for our first Downpatrick scratch! Whether you’re a theatre-buff or a first-timer, your input is valuable. It would be fantastic to have your brains in the room when we put these fledgling plays on their feet. Head to Down Arts Centre this Friday to see some wicked-good theatre works-in-progress & have a drink & a chat with us. 

All the info about the plays & tickets are available on DAC’s website.

PLAYWRITING @ Down Arts Centre

Six Saturdays, starting 7th May

Also as part of PLAYGROUND, join Emily at Down Arts Centre for six two-hour workshops in playwriting: Explore the craft of writing for the stage, with a focus on visual and physical storytelling skills & plenty of in-class experiments. Writers will experiment with form, springboard new work and have a chance to revisit their own scripts in progress. First-time and early-career scriptwriters aged 16+ are welcome. 

The Playwriting course, through DAC’s adult workshop programme, is £50/45 and runs for six Saturdays starting 7th May. Sign up via Down Arts Centre’s website.

We’re looking forward to digging into plays with a crop of fresh faces! Spread the word & see you there.

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Gordon Osràm's Funeral


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Gordon Osràm's Funeral


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Gordon osràm's funeral

Developed by Dave Kinghan & Accidental Theatre

Gordon Osràm was an internationally-renowned performance artist whose career spanned almost three decades. Spending the last years out of the spotlight, the reclusive Osràm has now crafted his own “funeral” - an exhibition celebrating his career and resulting in an original performance piece, one last great work of art.

Accidental Theatre invites you to GORDON OSRÀM’S FUNERAL, a daring, immersive play developed by Accidental from an original script by Dave Kinghan. Audiences will find themselves in a performance retrospective tracing the path of Osràm's life and work, featuring videos, photographs, interventions and interactive exhibits. As the night unfolds, Osràm's darker motives build intrigue to a fever pitch, and a personal question faces everyone present: What memory of ourselves do we wish to leave behind? 

Join us and raise a toast to the artist. Leave your own mark and confront your inner motives whilst exploring the sights, sounds and events of Osràm’s final hurrah. (Mourning dress optional.)


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NEW SERVICES

We're expanding the help and advice we can give fellow artists with a new Services programme. Have a look at our list of initial services, that we've aimed at a range of artists and tried to make as flexible and useful as possible. 

MARTINI BLOGS

Throughout our rehearsals for The Lost Martini we've been posting to give a glimpse behind the scenes of this new show as we make it. It's an unusual project and you can follow us as we get to grips with the trials of devising, rehearsing and immersing ourselves in the show. Check out the blogs here.

SCRATCH IV

Accidental are helping to set up more fantastic Scratches, for artists looking to explore work in-development. This fantastic format of performing fresh, experimental theatre in-progress has already been pioneered around the world and we want Belfast artists to have the chance to test out new ideas. Click here is you want to get involved.

PLAYGROUND

A new venture by Accidental and Down Arts Centre, giving writers space & time to explore play-making. Through alternative writing bootcamps, scratches and a playwriting programme, we’re making a place for theatrical experimentation & creative risk-taking. The project has been generously supported by Newry, Mourne & Down District Council. Click here for more.

 

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