Entering our sixth edition of Show in a Bag, Tiger Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute are joining forces again in 2015 to provide actors with their own tourable production. The Show in a Bag initiative enables YOU to create the work that YOU want.

Are you an actor who would like to work with leading theatre professionals in creating your very own new work♣ Want to take control of your career and write and / or perform in a play especially made for / with you by a leading Irish playwright♣ Have you a great idea for a show tucked away at the back of a drawer, waiting for the right moment♣ This is it!

Working with Fishamble’s Gavin Kostick (as writer, dramaturg or mentor depending on the needs of your work), you will create a piece to your specifications and performed by YOU. This is a chance to have your very own tourable show. Selected actors, or pairs of actors, will perform their own production as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015. Irish Theatre Institute will be working to make sure the national venue and festival presenters most suited to presenting your show will see it and meet you at the annual Irish Theatre Institute Information Toolbox networking event. Tiger Dublin Fringe should only be the starting point in the life of your show.


The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Friday 13th March 2015. Suitable applicants will be shortlisted and invited to discuss their proposal at a meeting soon afterwards.

There will be an Information Session on Tuesday 10th February from 7:30pm – 8:30pm at Fringe HQ (Sycamore Building, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2). To attend, please RSVP with your name & phone number to


Show in a Bag is an artist development initiative of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

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