SHOW IN A BAG

Fringe Programme Cover: Kate Stanley Brennan "Walk For Me", Show in a Bag 2017. Photography by Declan Kelly

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 to facilitate the creation of five new small scale, tourable shows which would highlight the talents and skills of performers making work for the Dublin Fringe Festival.

An open call for expressions of interest is made following which interviews are conducted and the actors are selected. Created with playwright/ dramaturg 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, produce and perform their own productions at Bewley's Café Theatre as part of Dublin Fringe Festival.

 

2017 SIAB Productions:

Kicking All the Boxes by Liz Fitzgibbon

My Left Nut by Michael Patrick

Take Off Your Cornflakes by Rose Henderson & Pat Nolan

Walk For Me by Kate Stanley Brennan

 

 

This is such a wonderful opportunity in the most supportive environment imaginable. Apply if you haven't already. Eric O'Brien, SIAB 2015


Charolais was nurtured here! Actors if you have an idea for a play you really should check this out. Brilliant work
. Noni Stapleton, SIAB 2014


Dublin Oldschool came from this amazing initiative. You don't need to write it. It's all part of the #SIAB plan!
 Emmet Kirwan, SIAB 2014


Amazing opportunity for actors. #DublinOldschool sprung from this great scheme. Get involved! Philly McMahon, SIAB 2014

The Show in a Bag series is one of the strongest facets in the Tiger Dublin Fringe. Sarah Keating, The Irish Times    

 

Previous Show in a Bag Productions:

2016 


2015

  • Sure Thing - Eric O'Brien & Jed Murray 
  • Rebel Rebel Robbie O'Connor & Aisling O'Mara 
    (Nominated for Bewley's Little Gem Award, Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015) 
  • The Auld Fella Michael Glenn Murphy
  • The Matador - Shane O'Reilly 
    (Nominated for Bewley's Little Gem Award, Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015)  

2014 

  • Dublin Oldschool - Emmet Kirwan & Ian Lloyd Anderson 
    (Winner of the Stewart Parker Trust Major Bursary Award 2014; winner of Best Performers Award, Nominated for Bewley's Little Gem Award, Nominated for First Fortnight Award in Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2014)
  • The Centre of the Universe - John Doran  
  • Down and Out in Paris and London by George OrwellAdapted and Performed by Phelim Drew
    (Nominated for Best Performer Award, Nominated for Bewley's Little Gem Award, Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014)
  • Charolais - Noni Stapleton 
    (Winner of the Stewart Parker Trust Major Bursary Award 2015; Winner of Bewley's Little Gem Award at Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2014; Nominated for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize)  

2013 

  • Beowulf: The Blockbuster! - Bryan Burroughs 
    (Nominated for Bewley's Little Gem Award in Dublin Fringe Festival 2013)
  • Counter Culture - Katie O'Kelly 
  • SWINGJanet Moran and Steve Blount 
    (Winner of Bewley's Little Gem Award & nominated for Best Female Performer & Best Male Performer at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013) 
  • Small Plastic WarsPat McGrath 
    (Nominated for Bewley's Little Gem Award and First Fortnight Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013)  

2012 

2011 

  • The Wheelchair on my FaceSonya Kelly
    (Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2012, Critic's pick in The New York Times 2013)
  • Pocket Music - Donncha O'Dea & Camille Ross
    (Winner of Bewley's Café Theatre Little Gem Award at ABSOLUT Fringe 2011)
  • It's your turn to Change Daddy Anthony Morris
  • Last YearMaeve McGrath
  • That's about the Size of It - Niamh Shaw

2010 

  • An Irish Psaltar - Eimear O'Grady
  • Connected - Karl Quinn & Will Irvine
    Nominated for Bewley's Café Theatre Little Gem Award at ABSOLUT Fringe 2010)
  • Fight Night - Aonghus Óg McAnally
    (Winner Best Male Performer & Bewley's Café Theatre Little Gem Award at ABSOLUT Fringe 2010)
  • Love + Fury: The Passion of Jonathan Swift - David Heap
  • The Sit - John Cronin & Caitríona Ní Mhurchú
    (Nominated for Bewley's Café Theatre Little Gem Award & Best Male Performer at ABSOLUT Fringe 2010)