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Five Quick Questions: Liga, Lube and a Bottle of Gin

Five Quick Questions: Liga, Lube and a Bottle of Gin

Emma Doran's Liga, Lube and a Bottle of Gin is running in The International Bar from September 19 - 24 and in this one hour stand-up show, Doran dismantles the idealised preconceptions that come with motherhood. We caught up with Doran ahead of her first preview to ask her #FiveQuickQuestions.

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Five Quick Questions: Dysmorphin’ Time

Five Quick Questions: Dysmorphin’ Time

We asked Davey Reilly #FiveQuickQuestions about his show, Dysmorphin' Time!, which explores his issues with eating and body dysmorphia and runs at The Stag's Head from September 19 - 24.

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Five Quick Questions: Wrongheaded

Five Quick Questions: Wrongheaded

Liz Roche's Wrongheaded is a dancer's response to the 8th amendment and brings together dance, film and spoken word poetry, running as part of a double bill alongside Oona Doherty's Hope Hunt. We asked Roche #FiveQuickQuestions ahead of the final performance in Project Arts Centre tonight. 

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Five Quick Questions: A Sinkhole in Guatemala

Five Quick Questions: A Sinkhole in Guatemala

From Sep 20 - 24, visual artist and performance maker Sarah Gordon's A Sinkhole in Guatemala will run at The New Theatre. We asked Gordon #FiveQuickQuestions about the play which asks, "How can you win the game when you've lost the rules?"

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EUROPOLY at Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016

EUROPOLY at Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016

This year, Tiger Dublin Fringe is proudly participating in EUROPOLY; a project in which artists document the new rules of the game since the financial crisis rattled Europe. EUROPOLY is a project of the Goethe-Instituts in Europe in cooperation with the Münchner Kammerspiele, Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Sirenos – Vilnius Interational Theatre Festival, Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon) and Tiger Dublin Fringe. Through two performances and a series of films, both Irish and international artists will tell stories of how the crisis in Europe has stamped our everyday lives.

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TxD Artists in Conversation

TxD Artists in Conversation

Tiger Dublin Fringe is proud to be collaborating with SummerWorks Performance Festival (Toronto) with the support the Ireland Park Foundation in 2016 on TxD.

Forging connections between contemporary Irish and Canadian theatre makers, the international touring exchange brings Liz Peterson’s Summerworks hit Performance About a Woman to Dublin and Ruairí Donovan and Asaf Aharonson's Fringe sensation GHOSTS to Toronto in 2016. TxD enables artist mobility: introducing international artists to new cities, cultural landscapes and artistic ideas.

“It was a treat to see this bit of art brought over from Ireland so that we could see an exploration of queer performativity coming from the lens of their culture.” - Mooney on Theatre about GHOSTS at SummerWorks as part of TxD

Liz Peterson, Ruairí Donovan and Asaf Aharonson sat down to discuss their shows, TxD and much more in this fascinating conversation.

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Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016 Judges Announced!

Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016 Judges Announced! 

Each year Tiger Dublin Fringe selects fifteen experts from the performing arts, media, community fields, and other aspects of Irish cultural life and invites them to be our Fringe Award Judges. Their job? Select the nominees and recipients of the prestigious Fringe Awards. These Awards celebrate the stand-outs of each festival and celebrate all that’s Fringe. Some of them are tied to cash or further opportunities for support or presentation with other organisations, and some of them are worth the laurels themselves. Take a look at this year’s stellar panellists lending Fringe their brains, energy and heart!

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Fringe 2016 Survival Guide

Fringe 2016 Survival Guide

With 73 shows and 412 performances all around the city from September 10 - 25, Tiger Dublin Fringe is home to brave and bold ideas, non-stop party vibes and an exceptional array of Irish and international talent. With so many brilliant and innovative performances taking place over the course of the festival, we’ve devised a survival guide to get you through the action-packed two weeks!

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Fringe with us at Sams Bar, The Merrion Hotel & Merrion Square!

Fringe with us at Sams Bar, The Merrion Hotel & Merrion Square!

Fringe is delighted and excited to announce that the 2016 Festival Club is Sam’s Bar at 36 Dawson St. Half way between the sparkling Spiegeltent and Temple Bar’s theatres, it’s the spot where festival artists will meet, mingle and plot world domination. From Sunday – Wednesday, make friends and enjoy post-show pints of Tiger in the exclusive-to-Fringe Apothecary Bar upstairs at Sam’s. From Thursday to Saturday nights we’ll hit the dancefloor in Sam’s main bar, promising cocktails and craic ‘til 3.30am.

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Five Quick Questions: Animalia

Five Quick Questions: Animalia

We caught up with Ian Toner, writer of Animalia to ask him #FiveQuickQuestions about his show which envisions the school playground as a terrifying political minefield. 

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Five Quick Questions: BREAKS

Five Quick Questions: BREAKS

BREAKS explores the limits of what one woman can take and tackles issues of gender and feminism. Co-devised by Erin Gilgen, Emma Hughes, Naomi Faughnan and Louisa Sanfey, it runs at Smock Alley Theatre from Sep 11 - 18. We asked Louisa Sanfey #FiveQuickQuestions to find out a little bit more!

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Five Quick Questions: RISK

Five Quick Questions: RISK

Inspired by a love of British gangster stories, Diane Crotty wrote RISK as a response to the genre's lack of realistic female characters. We asked her #FiveQuickQuestions ahead of her Tiger Dublin Fringe show at The New Theatre. 

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Five Quick Questions: Longing Lasts Longer

Five Quick Questions: Longing Lasts Longer

Ahead of her performance of Longing Lasts Longer on the Abbey Theatre's Peacock stage, we asked New York's undisputed queen of the underground, Penny Arcade, #FiveQuickQuestions about how she defines her work, gentrification, and what we can expect from her show.

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Five Quick Questions: This Beach

Five Quick Questions: This Beach

This Beach is Brokentalkers' response to the refugee crisis currently gripping Europe. We caught up with one of the company's founders, Gary Keegan, to talk about the importance of this work and how someone else's suffering can be authentically and respectfully represented on stage. 

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VIDEO: Spiegeltent @ Merrion Square

Tiger Dublin Fringe has the keys to Merrion Square and we're unlocking two weeks of high-octane fun in a series of big nights out not to be missed! Whether you want to get your RIOT gear on, get served a hot pinch of empowerment from Hot Brown Honey, or travel back in time to an age of vintage cabaret with The Vaudevillians, The Spiegeltent has it all! Check out this video, created by Darragh Foy with music from Forrests (Tarifa) to help you make your mind up.

VIDEO: Spiegeltent @ Merrion Square

Spiegeltent @ Merrion Square: what you need to know!

Spiegeltent @ Merrion Square: what you need to know!

Tiger Dublin Fringe takes over Merrion Square for the first time ever – join us!

You’ll find the magic inside the gates halfway down Merrion Square East – that’s close to the corner of Holles Street!

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Five Quick Questions: The Aeneid

Five Quick Questions: The Aeneid

Dan Colley of Collapsing Horse theatre company returns to Fringe this year with The Aeneid. We're asking him #FiveQuickQuestions to figure out his motivations for reimagining this epic tale. 

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Five Quick Questions: Half Light

Five Quick Questions: Half Light

Mollie Molumby's Half Light introduces us to ten-year-old Robin as he traverses a fantastical woodland in search of his father. We caught up with Molumby to talk about how the show was born and what we can expect to see on the stage of The New Theatre from September 12 -17.

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Marina Carr Mentors Fringe Artists

Marina Carr Mentors Fringe Artists

 

FRINGE LAB is a place where artists come together to meet, collaborate and learn from each other year round. Here at Fringe, we want to give this community of artists access to the most exciting influences, the most skilled makers and the best expertise possible. This summer, it was our great pleasure to welcome leading playwright Marina Carr as a Playwriting Mentor.

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Five Quick Questions: Eggsistentialism

Five Quick Questions: Eggsistentialism

In Eggsistentialism, Joanne Ryan questions whether making a life for oneself should involve making another. We spoke to Joanne about using comedy as a vehicle to tackle serious subject matter, why she made the show, and what we can expect from it. 

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