You may remember the year 2008. That’s when THEATREclub was born. Originally known as “Theatre Club”, we were founded over a carvery lunch in a Portobello Pub by Shane Byrne, Doireann Coady and Grace Dyas. The name, like an awful lot of Ireland in 2008, changed very quickly. (it’s hard to avoid mentioning the economy) .
The next eight years looked very like this.
2009– Players Theatre (ABSOLUT FRINGE),
2010– axis Ballymun.
2009– Offsite (ABSOLUT Fringe),
2010– City Arts & Cleere’s Theatre (Kilkenny Arts Festival)
THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON
2015– The Jam Sessions, Project Cube
2009– Project Arts Centre (The Theatre Machine Turns You On.
2010– Project Arts Centre & Cork Arts Theatre (Cork Midsummer Festival)
2011– Project space Upstairs
2010– WERK- WE BUY GOLD (THISISPOPBABY taking over The Peacock Theatre)
THISISPOPBABY Tent (Electric Picnic)
WERK- You Are Not A Robot
The Panti Show, Pantibar
Soundcheck, Spy Nightclub
2010– Smock Alley Theatre (ABSOLUT Fringe)
2011– axis:Ballymun, Smock Alley Theatre (Dublin Theatre Festival)
2012– Grand Theatre Groningen (Noorderzon Festival),
2013– St Andrew’s Community Centre,
Culturgest Lisboa, Portugal (Festival Almada)
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
2014– Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
2015– National Tour-
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford.
Dúnamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
The Everyman, Cork
Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick
Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin
2010– Smock Alley Theatre
2011– The Theatre Tent, Mindfield, Electric Picnic
2010– Smock alley Theatre (ABSOLUT Fringe)
2011– Project Cube- The Theatre Machine Turns you On: Vol II.
2012– Project Space Upstairs,
2013– Town Hall Theatre Galway,
2014– 69 O’ Connell Street, Limerick
Corpus Christi School, Moyross, Limerick
2011– Project Space Upstairs (ABSOLUT Fringe)
2012– Project Cube (Dublin Fringe Festival)
2013– Project Arts Centre, Space Upstairs
2014– Project Arts Centre
2014– Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
2014– Two short films for SAOL Women’s Project
2015– Irish Museum of Modern Art (Summer Rising)
2015– Project Arts Centre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival
2016– Mermaid Arts Centre
Riverbank Arts Centre
Visy Theatre, BRISBANE POWERHOUSE at Brisbane Festival, Australia
2016– St. Patrick’s Festival 2016
2016– Samuel Beckett Theatre, at Dublin Theatre Festival
2016- Abbey Theatre, on the Peacock Stage
*In 2014 THEATREclub grew. This was to formalise what was already going on in the rehearsal room. And in the making of the work. Gemma Collins, Lauren Larkin, Barry O’ Connor and Eoin Winning all became part of THEATREclub. The 7 people now in THEATREclub have all been making work together for several years and contributing in a way that goes beyond their traditional “role”. Our process is collaborative. Over the last 18 months we’ve been engaging in a process of restructuring how we run THEATREclub. Borrowing from the holocracy model and a myriad other methods of communication and discussion we are happier than ever before. We want to acknowledge Clare Mulvany & Mari Kennedy for guiding this transition. We get more done, we make more work. And that’s our favourite.
I’m not here, a new piece by Doireann Coady
We’re all fucking men, a new piece exploring masculinity in queer men, led by Shane Byrne
THEATREclub are PROJECT ARTISTS an initiative of Project Arts Centre.