Fringe News

it Productions Bursary at Fringe 2018

14 December 2018

In an exciting new initiative, it Productions offered two special bursaries to artists programmed as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2018. Evan Flynn (Director) and Kelly Phelan (Creative Producer) mentored and supported artists to create brand new pieces of work for this year's festival. Sharing their expertise and helping to bring brilliant ideas to life, it Productions worked with Unamused Theatre Company and Margaret O'Connor.

Down the Drain by Unamused Theatre Company was a darkly comic new play about Dublin's rental crisis which played to sold out audiences in The Lir Academy during the first week of Fringe. it Productions worked closely with Unamused Theatre Company on their debut production. Gráinne Blumenthal of Unamused Theatre Company said, "Because of Kelly and Evan’s constant support and encouragement, they helped us get the most out of our first Fringe production. And I am beyond grateful for everything they did for us!"

Milliner Margaret O'Connor's Spitfire Bird gave Dublin's statues a head-turning makeover as Margaret designed and created bespoke hats for the heads of some of the city’s icons. This ambitious outdoor project ran during the first week of the festival and included much-loved statues such as Oscar Wilde and Molly Malone. Watch the video created by it Productions to document Spitfire Bird above. Margaret O'Connor said, "It was fantastic working with Evan, I'm delighted with the video."

Here at Fringe, we are grateful to it Productions for their enthusiasm for experimental work, and their generosity in sharing their talents with festival artists. We're delighted to facilitate collaborations which connect experienced makers with emerging artists, share skills and support the creation of bold new art.

it Productions was created to offer creative video to any types of organisations, specialising in arts and cultural work. To find out more about it Productions, please click here.

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