DUETS is an artist support initiative made with the combined expertise of Irish Theatre Institute (ITI), Fishamble: The New Play Company and Dublin Fringe Festival. The DUETS programme champions professional artists working in pairs to tell one-of-a-kind stories using the unique combination of their skills. The DUETS artists are supported by the combined expertise of all three partners: dramaturgy and development support from Fishamble, networking and producing know-how from ITI and the creative platform of Dublin Fringe Festival.
Applications for DUETS 2021 are now closed
This year Fishamble, ITI and Dublin Fringe Festival are delighted to offer one spot on the DUETS scheme to join two other pairs of DUETS.
Given the uncertainties faced by our industry last year, two of the three pairs of DUETs who were selected as part of 2020’s DUETs scheme will be premiering their work as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2021. These wonderful artists are Eoghan Carrick & Lauren Shannon Jones and Jane Madden & Sarah Morris. These exciting new collaborations are currently in development. You can find out more about these artists and their work below. The third DUET will be announced following the selection process in March 2021.
DUETS ARTISTS 2020
As a theatre maker, Eoghan works in Ireland and internationally, on new and canonical texts,…
As a theatre maker, Eoghan works in Ireland and internationally, on new and canonical texts, with a focus on innovative interpretations and interdisciplinary collaboration. Since 2018, he has been an associate director with Landmark Productions and Irish National Opera, and from 2015-2019 was associate director with Corn Exchange Theatre Company. Recent directing credits include: Bodies of Water (Dublin Fringe Festival, 2019; Dublin Fringe Best Design Nomination), Midsummer (Project Arts Centre, 2019), Theatre For One (Cork Midsummer Festival, 2019; Irish Time Theatre Awards Nomination for Best Ensemble), INFINITY (Dublin Fringe Festival/Tour, 2018/19; Dublin Fringe First Fortnight Award, Dublin Fringe Best Design Award, Dublin Fringe Best Performer Nomination). Eoghan is on the steering group of the National Campaign for the Arts and a member of IETM, Theatre Forum, Dramaturg Network Ireland and the Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers. www.eoghancarrick.com
Lauren Shannon Jones
Lauren is a writer and theatre maker from Dublin. She wrote and performed Viva Voce…
Lauren Shannon Jones
Lauren is a writer and theatre maker from Dublin. She wrote and performed Viva Voce in Dublin Fringe Festival 2018, which was nominated for a Fishamble New Writing award. In 2019 she was selected as one of six playwrights to be a part of the Abbey Works initiative and was a resident Hot Desker at FRINGE LAB 2019/ 2020. She holds an MFA in playwriting from the Lir Academy. Other theatre work includes Grow (produced under The Virgin Eclectic in 2013) The Assassination of Brian Boru (commissioned by The New Theatre under UNESCO in 2014) Pygmankentein’s Olympia (an adaptation of E.T.A Hoffmann’s Der Sandmann, 2015), Pink Milk (in collaboration with Algorithm Dublin, 2016), and Fetch (Dublin Fringe 2019). Work in print has been published in The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, IMAGE magazine, Banshee literary journal, and by the Rogue collective.
Jane Madden is a Dublin writer who holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Lir Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her play Birdy debuted at the Peacock Theatre in Dublin Fringe Festival 2017, winning Best Ensemble. Her first play The Windstealers, was supported by Fishamble: The New Play Company, debuted at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin Fringe 2015, was programmed in Irish Repertory Theatre’s 2015 Reading Series in NYC, and published in Oberon Press’ compendium, Fresh Cuts. TV credits include Fair City. She is a selected participant of PUSH+, a Creative Europe artist development initiative and received the Pavilion Theatre Patron Donation Award 2020. Jane is currently under commission with The Ark; and separately with Dublin Fringe Festival as part of their DUETS scheme in partnership with ITI and Fishamble: The New Play Company. In 2020, she won a Next Generation Artist Award from the Arts Council of Ireland.
Sarah graduated from the Lir Academy Of Dramatic Art in 2015, her most recent theatre work includes Venus In Fur at the Project Arts Centre, a Seeds production for Rough Magic theatre Company, The Anvil an Anu Production for Manchester International festival, Torch, an Anu productions co-production with Heart of Glass UK; The Lost O’Casey (Winner of the ‘Best Actress Award’ The Irish Times Theatre awards 2018) Anu productions co-production with The Abbey theatre for Dublin Theatre Festival; CLASS (The Bush Theatre London, The Traverse theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh Fringe First Winners, Dublin Theatre Festival, Galway Arts Festival); Tina’s Idea of Fun (Abbey Theatre); The Bells Of (Theatre Upstairs); Lady Play (Scene and Heard Festival Smock Alley); King Lear (Second Age Theatre Company). Lir Academy productions include Tarry Flynn; The Living Quarters and Pornography. Television work includes Headcases (Pilot for RTE 1), Inspector Jury (Octagon Films for ZDF). Sarah will next appear in the upcoming production of Druid’s The Galway Tour.