Stage Door Live, Episode 5 – 13 May 2020 #ArtistsAlwaysAdapt

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Stage Door Live is a live webcast from TheatreMaker.ie made by theatre makers in Ireland for theatremakers and fellow lovers of live performance. Each week, Host Amy Kid delivers the news in Irish Theatre, Ireland’s top theatremakers discus the hottest topics in theatre, and guests discuss theatre. Stage Door Live is broadcast on Wednesday nights at 7:00PM IST on Twitter, Periscope, Facebook Live, and YouTube.

In today’s episode, Niamh Honer from The Civic Theatre joins us to discuss the theatre’s support for artists and hopes for the future; Cian Austin Jesus Kinsella, one-half of comedy group ‘Lords of Strut’ who have a residency at VISUAL Carlow and playwright Ciara Elizabeth Smyth with #HatchandScratch at The MAC discuss adapting in the face of COVID-19; and Aonghus Óg McAnally, artistic director of Rise Productions and creator of #RiseCovidCommissions discusses his self funded program to help artists and his hopes for moving forward. We’ll be focusing on adapting to the current climate, because #artistsalwaysadapt. In our #ArtInIsolation series, we focus in on Actor and Saw Doctors member Rickie O’Neill who is Drumming for Irish Cancer Society, and Roscommon Arts Centre residents Fergoli Theatre Company. Our good night poem is read by Eanna Hardwicke.

– Links mentioned in this episode –
Janice De Broithe’s blog about Fibín Fiach: https://theatremaker.ie/index.php/2020/05/11/beyond-the-pale-into-the-west/
Rickie O’Neill’s “Isolation Drum Bonanza Fundraiser” for Irish Cancer Society: https://www.facebook.com/donate/640650496494878/

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This week’s Stage Door Live team
Host: Amy Kidd
Producer: Kevin Michael Reed
Associate Producer: Janice De Broithe
News Writer / Researcher: Hillary Dziminski
Writers / Researchers: Abigail Grimstad, Chris Moran

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