Open casting call for 1916 production in Kilkenny

2016 is calling! This Spring Kilkenny is giving over it’s streets and some of it’s much loved historical buildings to a brand new and exciting piece of historically inspired, site specific theatre.

The public of Kilkenny are invited on a journey through the streets of our beautiful city, from the Parade to the Court House, through doorways and slip ways, tracing the steps of Thomas MacDonagh and exploring the stories that are Kilkenny’s contribution to the 1916 Rising.

1916 casting call

Via the show’s organisers…

“We are looking for talented community members to take them on that journey. Experience is a bonus but a simple desire to be involved is enough/ Celebrating the rich heritage of Kilkenny City, this will be a piece of promenade theatre that no one can miss!

Open casting sessions will be held in Barnstorm Theatre, Church Lane, Kilkenny, 12 noon to 3pm Saturday the 12th and Sunday 13th March (16 years +). We are looking for talented individuals from all walks of life, so if performing isn’t your thing you are still welcome to offer your skills on the day, or get in touch.

The production will run from Saturday 30th April to Tuesday 3rd May.

Funded by Kilkenny County Council, Heritage Tales presents this unique 1916 Project, directed by Ita Morrissey and co-produced by Hannah McCormick.”

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