Monthly Archives: July, 2020
Stage Door Live Episode 16 is all about wellness in theatre practice.
We talk to Mary Moynihan, Artistic Director of Smashing Times International Center. She is joined by Regional Director of the Samaritans in the Republic of Ireland, Rory Fitzgerald. We’re then joined by International Voice, Acting and Empowerment coach Helena Walsh. Followed by actor, writer and director Nessa Matthews. With special interviews with Aoife Spillane-Hinks and John Olohan, contributions from Michaela Wohlgemuth and Gerrard Martin, and our Final Poetic Thought is delivered by Jed Murray.
With a fantastic re-imagining of The Princess Bride, a few cheeky tweets, and some serious self doubt, there is no better way to wrap up the week in social media. Each Week, Abigail Grimstad, TheatreMaker.ie’s Social Media Manager looks at the posts on social media that caught her attention.
Episode 15 of Stage Door Live focuses Irish Born Musical Theatre #IrishBornMusicalTheatre
First we are joined by actor and writer Kate Gilmore, who appeared in Rough Magic’s ‘The Train’ at The Abbey Theatre and ‘The Great Gatsby’ at The Gate Theatre. She is joined by Tom Moran, an actor, writer and performer who appeared in the smash hit ‘Copper Face Jack’s: The Musical’. We’re then joined by Bryan Burroughs, an actor and director known for ‘Beowulf: The Blockbuster’ and Fiona Browne, an actor and singer who can currently be seen in ‘Normal People’. Both were original cast members of ‘Angela’s Ashes The Musical’. Then we speak to actor and singer Brian Gilligan, Brian has had a career as a musical theatre performer throughout Ireland and the UK, most recently on the UK & Ireland tour of Disney’s The Lion King. Featuring special interviews with Actor and Director Simon Delaney and Composer Conor Mitchell, as well as an Art In Isolation feature with Benedict Esdale and William Dunleavy. Amy O’Dwyer sings us out in true musical theatre form in our Final Poetic Thought.
Each week, our #StageDoorLive News Writer / Researcher Hillary Dziminski chronicles her interaction with the news of the week. Some of it that made it to the show, and other bits that didn’t… This week – Theatre was broken before Covid, Banksy artwork appears in the Tube, Opinions on a minister for everything… and more.