10 Days in Dublin 2012 will host a wide variety of theatre events from large-scale theatrical presentations, to intimate, minimalist events. The programme showcases some of the best emerging new talents as well as touring young professionals. There will be lots of excellent new Irish writing such as ‘Flux’ by Aoife Nic and ‘Sluts’ presented by theatre collective We Get High On This. These presentations appear alongside daring explorations of classic texts such as ‘Ismene’ from The Tattle Tale Theatre Company and ‘Paradise Lost’ from Bare Witness Theatre. The programme offers performances appropriate for a wide range of ages, from Pillowtalk Theatre’s hard-hitting ‘Heroin(e) for Breakfast’ to Ofegus Theatre’s latest children’s show ‘Daylight Robbery’. Theatre artists in this year’s programme have shown a particular affinity for discussing both the past and the future in ‘From Céilí to C.U.N.*t’ and ‘Future is ___’ as well as examining what it is to be Irish in the here and now with productions like ‘Home’ and ‘Just Us Four’.
This year the festival is delighted to include dance performances such as ‘Out of the Frying Pan’ and ‘Cube Dance’ as part of its theatre programme. The programme also provides audiences with invitation to participate and engage with the work in both dance workshops and ‘Playback’ style performances, including a very special series of performances by Playback As Soon As You Hear.
In keeping with the festival’s drive to furthering artistic explorations, 10 Days in Dublin present ‘Cora Mesophyll’, an academic piece from the newly established Arts Technology Research Lab, which pushes the boundaries of artistic innovation and technological engagement.
This year’s theatre performances offer chances for escapism in a variety of topics and mediums, with pieces that will challenge, pieces that will explore, pieces that will comfort, and pieces that will thrill.
The only question is how you will choose to get involved with the conversation.
10 Days in Dublin is Ireland’s only completely open arts festival and this year features comedy, music, theatre, spoken word, dance, film, and visual arts. There are 96 shows/acts performing in 26 venues across Dublin city. The average ticket price is less than €10.