Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) is running two workshops for Dublin Fringe Festival artists attending Information Toolbox 2023 with Rex Daugherty. The workshops are available free of charge. Fringe artists are strongly encouraged to attend one of these. Through the workshop you will learn from an expert about how pitch your work to national and international presenters in advance of Information Toolbox.
Dates: Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th September
Time: 6.00pm – 7.15pm
Where: On Zoom
Please note, you can only register for one session. Register early to get your preferred day!
Have you ever struggled to talk about what you’re working on?
Are you unsure how to articulate thoughts about your creative practice?
Does writing and talking about your Fringe show stress you out?
Talking about yourself and your art is hard! But it’s a critical skill you will need for Information Toolbox – and for your career going forward. Join Rex Daugherty (Solas Nua – Washington, DC) for this online workshop which will cover hints and advice for how to communicate your project, and include some practical thoughts from an international programmer’s perspective. The workshop will be a combination of a presentation and practical pitching so that you can put your learning into practice.
About Rex Daugherty
Rex Daugherty is a DC based theatre artist and currently serves as the Artistic Director of Theatre at Solas Nua – a contemporary Irish arts organization in Washington, DC. He regularly comes to Ireland to look for artists or projects to present, produce, or commission, and is a previous participant of Information Toolbox as an international programmer.
His work has been internationally featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, on the cover of American Theatre Magazine, The Irish Times, aired on RTE – Ireland’s national broadcast, The Scotsman, Edinburgh Guide, British Theatre Guide, The Telegraph – Nigeria, and The Guardian – Nigeria. Recently, his one-man performance of The Smuggler was listed by The New York Times as one of the best theatre productions of 2019, nationwide. During his tenure at Solas Nua, he has earned multiple Helen Hayes Awards and Nominations and garnered international acclaim for their productions. Additionally, his work has been seen at The Kennedy Center, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, The National Theatre, The Warner Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, Folger Theatre, Rep Stage, The Oklahoma City Civic Center, Oklahoma Shakespeare, Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin Theatre Festival, and Off Broadway at 59E59.
Prior to Solas Nua, Rex was the Co-Artistic Director and Music Director of Charter Theater’s TYA Program, where he served for three years writing and producing original musicals for young audiences. As a writer and play-maker, his plays have received over 20 productions. More info at rex-daugherty.com.
About Irish Theatre Institute
Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) is a resource organisation for the professional Irish theatre sector. We nurture, promote and drive the ambition of Irish theatre and Irish theatre artists from grassroot beginnings to presentation on the world stage. Our mission is to create opportunities abroad and strengthen resources at home for theatre artists, companies, venues and festivals.