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Jim Culleton

(Republic of Ireland)

Your Show in a Bag Workshop

Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday May 9, 10:00AM
Duration: Five Hours
Location: Dance Mission Theater, 3116 24th Street
Ticket Prices: FREE

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This workshop was funded by Culture Ireland.

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Your Show in a Bag
Workshop by Jim Culleton
Fishamble: The New Play Company from Dublin, Ireland has built an international reputation for their critically acclaimed Show in a Bag program which was run for over a decade with partners Dublin Fringe Festival and Irish Theatre Institute to help artists create their own, tour-friendly shows. Plays from this initiative have won many international awards, have been regularly featured in The New York Times, The Irish Times, have been adapted to screen and tv productions, and have enjoyed tours around the world. 35 Show in a Bag productions created work for 46 artists, and achieved over 1,400 performances, reaching a conservatively estimated live audience of over 50,000.

SFIAF is delighted to host Jim Culleton, Artistic Director of Fishamble, in a masterclass workshop for DMV artists looking to create their own performance showcase. Jim will share insight and experience for freelance artists to empower themselves and generate their own material.

This is a five hour endeavour with a short break for lunch. Your Show in a Bag is designed for professional performing artists who want to develop their work to tour. The workshop is geared towards theatre artists, playwrights and theatre students, but also extends to physical theatre practitioners and choreographers.

Artist Biographies

Jim Culleton
Jim Culleton is the Artistic Director of Fishamble: The New Play Company, for which he has directed productions on tour throughout Ireland, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. His productions for Fishamble have won Olivier, The Stage, Scotsman Fringe First, and Irish Times Best Director awards.  Jim has also directed for the Abbey, the Gaiety, the Belgrade, 7:84 Scotland, Project, Amharclann de hÍde, Tinderbox, Passion Machine, the Ark, Second Age, Dundee Rep, CoisCéim/Crash Ensemble/GIAF, Frontline Defenders, Amnesty International, Little Museum of Dublin, Fighting Words, Soho Theatre, Scripts Festival, and Baptiste Programme.  He has directed audio plays for Audible, BBC, RTÉ Radio 1, and RTÉ lyric fm. He has directed for Vessel and APA (Australia), TNL (Canada), Solas Nua, Mosaic, and Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Odyssey (LA), Origin, Irish Arts Center, New Dramatists, and 59E59 (Off-Broadway), as well as for Trafalgar Theatre Productions on the West End, and IAC/Symphony Space on Broadway.  Jim has taught for NYU, NUI, GSA, Uversity, the Lir, Villanova, Notre Dame, UM, UMD, JNU, and TCD.

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