IRISH REP ANNOUNCES MAY LINEUP FOR
MEET THE MAKERS
INCLUDING CONVERSATIONS WITH: OSCAR, EMMY AND TONY AWARD WINNER TONY WALTON, IRISH REP’S FAMILY OF AWARD-WINNING SET DESIGNERS, THE CREATORS OF THE DEAD, 1904, THE TEAM BEHIND IRISH REP’S RECENT MUSICAL REVIVALS
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(April 27, 2020 – New York, NY) Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O’Reilly, Producing Director) announced the May lineup for their online series Meet the Makers. A digital series of conversations with scholars and Irish Rep artists discussing their work and theatre in general, Meet the Makers offers a behind-the-scenes look at Irish history, theatre and the creative process. Episodes are released every Thursday at 1pm EST throughout the COVID-19 hiatus. The lineup for the month of May is below, with additional programming to be released in the weeks that follow. Follow the hashtags #IRTMeettheMakers and #IrishRepOnline for Meet the Makers updates and new videos. All videos, including those released in April, will also live on Irish Rep’s website: www.irishrep.org/meetthemakers.
MEET THE MAKERS – May 2020
Thursday May 7 — Meet the Maker: Tony Walton
Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winner Tony Walton (Pippin, Guys and Dolls), in conversation with Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore and Producing Director Ciarán O’Reilly, will discuss his career as a designer and director and his decades-long relationship to Irish Repertory Theatre.
Thursday May 14 — Meet the Makers: Set Designers
Henry Hewes Design and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Charlie Corcoran (The O’Casey Cycle), Henry Hewes Design Award winner James Morgan (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and Helen Hayes Award winnerJames Noone (London Assurance) in conversation with Artistic Director Charlotte Moore.
Thursday May 21 — Meet the Makers: The Dead, 1904
A conversation with co-adaptor and producer Jean Hanff Korelitz, producer Nina Korelitz, co-adaptor Paul Muldoon, Great Performances Catering Founder and CEO Liz Neumark and director Ciarán O’Reilly.
Thursday May 28 — Meet the Musical Makers: John Bell, Barry McNabb, and Charlotte Moore in conversation with Melissa Errico
Music director John Bell, choreographer Barry McNabb and director Charlotte Moore, the team behind countless musical revivals at Irish Rep, including Finian’s Rainbow and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, in conversation with leading lady Melissa Errico (Sharon in Finian’s Rainbow; Daisy/Melinda in On A Clear Day).
In response to COVID-19, Irish Rep also recently launched the ongoing initiative The Show Must Go Online, a series of homemade videos on their social media channels of Irish Rep company members performing their favorite songs, poems and monologues from Irish & Irish American plays, poets and musicians. The Show Must Go Online is hosted by Irish Rep company member Michael Mellamphy (The O’Casey Cycle, The Seafarer) and features Irish Rep company members and friends such as Gabriel Byrne, Melissa Errico, KT Sullivan, Bill Irwin and more. Follow hashtags #TheShowMustGoOnline and #IrishRepOnline for The Show Must Go Online updates and new videos. All videos also live on Irish Rep’s website: www.irishrep.org/theshowmustgoonline.
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IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE, co-founded by Producing Director Ciarán O’Reilly and Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, is now in its 31st season after first opening its doors in September 1988 with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. Irish Rep is currently the only year-round theatre company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish American works to the stage. Recognized with the Jujamcyn Theatres Award, a special Drama Desk Award for “Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish Drama,” an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement, and the Lucille Lortel Award for “Outstanding Body of Work,” Irish Rep celebrates the very best in Irish theatre, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish American writers who are transforming the stage. Nearly 50,000 audience members annually attend productions at Irish Rep’s theatre located in the heart of New York’s Off Broadway community. Once here, they witness Irish Rep’s engaging perspective on the Irish and their unique contributions to the world of drama.
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