- Mar 07, 2014
An Taibhdhearc, Ireland’s National Irish Language Theatre will take on New York! Artistic Director, Anne McCabe will bring Irish Language drama and storytelling to New York, spreading the word that An Taibhdhearc, and Irish theatre, is open to everyone!
On Friday 7th March, Anne McCabe will share the story of the world’s only Irish Language theatre with the New York Arts and Business community at the Irish Consulate Business Breakfast, on Park Avenue. A national treasure of language and literature, An Taibhdhearc’s story is sure to inspire fans of the Irish language, at home and abroad.
As part of a conference in the Centre for Irish Studies at New York University ‘An Greann agus an Gaeilge’ An Taibhdhearc will present Seacht Scéal; on Saturday 8th March in the Glucksman Ireland House, New York. An enthralling mythological epic of the Tuath Dé Danann’s reign in Ireland, by Multi-Award winning actor, Diarmuid de Faoite, Seacht Scéal is delivered in a style that is true to the storytelling tradition; embellished with energetic twists, bursts of imagination and plenty of hilarious modern-day references. De Faoite’s engaging ways enchant both young and old, from native Irish speakers to those learning the language, taking audiences on an enthralling journey through Irish mythology. From the creation of the world, the style of Tuath Dé Danann, to their eventual demise with the coming of the Gaels to Ireland, Seacht Scéal is an anarchic romp through Ireland’s mythological past and cultural present.
Diarmuid will again grace the stage on Sunday 9th March, as he performs Seacht Scéal in the Irish Arts Centre in New York, as part of their Irish Open Day, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Featuring both the Irish and English language, this energetic and interactive performance is sure to appeal to people of all ages.
An Taibhdhearc recently launched its 2014 programme of events. The 2014 programme boasts an amazing line up of enigmatic, colourful theatre performances, literary readings, artistic expression and visual exploration, An Taibhdhearc promises a programme of events to suit all tastes, from those with a cúpla focal to fluent Irish language speakers! Dráma- Irish & English language theatre, Siamsaíocht- Entertainment, Dance, Comedy and Circus, Ceol- Classical, Gospel, classical, jazz and Sean-nós Music, , Éagsúlacht- Diversity of events, Aois Óg- School shows, storytelling and Litríocht- The very best of literary talks and poetry readings all play an integral part of the programme.
An Taibhdhearc is funded by An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta.