Category: Equinox Theatre Company

Starting Points or How did we get Here

 

Starting points

Equinox Theatre Company are delighted to invite you join the conversation:
Starting Points or How did we get Here is a round-table / panel discussion about theatre and participation.
Featuring Sophie Motley, Sarah Jane Shiels and Aisling O’Brien (WillFredd); Anna Galligan (Barnstorm); Niamh Ni Chonchubhair (Axis, Ballymun) and Medb Lambert (Equinox Theatre Company).
At the Friary, Mill Street, Callan on Wednesday 29th of June at 2pm.

 

Inhabitants is a series of events across architecture, visual arts and theatre, which artisti­cally examines our relationship to our environment and asks us us to look anew at our role in shaping the future.

Inhabitants 25 June – 03 July 2016 Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Trasna Productions

The M House – work-in-progress performance

Equinox Theatre Company presents a public performance of The M House work-in-progress on Wednesday 4th of May at 2.30 pm in the GB Shaw Theatre in Visual, Carlow, followed by an audience feedback session

 M house

The M house is an institution. But it’s also just a cube. A 6 foot x 6 foot by 6foot cube. Inside this cube live seven people.

Upstairs a committee of seven make decisions about the inhabitants of the M house.

…And then there’s Middleman. He’s the middle man in middle management. He’s the go-between, between the M house and Upstairs.

George McCutcheon 1958-2015

 

It is with great sadness that we share the news that George McCutcheon died peacefully at his home today, on Friday 2nd October 2015 with his loving friends, Valti Rozendaal, Colum Lydon and family and the Camphill Community, Callan.

George’s passion for the arts is what started the vision of KCAT. His incredible drive to create in the visual arts and theatre has inspired many, both in KCAT and internationally. We are grateful for George sharing his friendship and the richness of his life with us.

George will repose in KCAT, Mill Lane, Callan from 3pm on Saturday 3rd October followed by a gathering at 8.30pm to which all are welcome.

His funeral will be held by the Rev Ian Coulter in Castalia, Ballytobin at 3pm on Monday 5th October, with burial afterwards in Kilbride Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome.

Here be Dragons….

Let yourself be taken on a theatrical journey of how one man views the world

we live in. Where the most ordinary of days can become filled with colourful

scenes, magical creatures, extraordinary characters and stepping outside your

own front door can be the beginning of a new adventure.

"HERE BE DRAGONS", directed by Damian Punch, stars Fintin Kelly of Equinox
Theatre Company, KCAT.

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Equinox Theatre Co. presents MEMORY BOX

At KCAT’s Space Downstairs, KCAT Art & Study Centre, Mill Lane, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Wednesday July 31st – Saturday August 3rd at 8pm
Tickets  €12 / 8 – available at Abhainn Rí Festival Box Office,
The Old Co-Op, Green St Callan

Phone: 087 6494758 or go to www.abhainnrifestival.com

A dystopian world in which people who are different are feared persecuted and hunted. Memory Box tells the terrifying tale of an extraordinary man who journeys to escape the ‘regime’ armed only with his memories.

Equinox Theatre Company was started in 2008 as part of KCAT Art & Study Centre. It has grown into a bold brilliant, beautiful and brave ensemble. Artists with learning disabilities and other disadvantages work in collaboration with other professional theatre practitioners to create work that challenges and delights both its makers and its audience.

“…a wholly refreshing approach to acting and theatre in Ireland, one that cuts across pedantic pretentiousness in favour of belief and passion and truly unparalleled deference to the telling of the tale.”

Irish Theatre Magazine

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SUPPORT EQUINOX

We’re a theatre company. One with a difference, we’re different. We’re innovative, exciting and inclusive. Inclusive in our case means that we’re a bunch of people with and without special needs and learning difficulties working together with other theatre professionals to make good work.

We have been invited to take our new play to this years Dublin Fringe Festival. We need a bit of help to make it a reality.

Please have a look at our fund:it project page here and help us take Dublin by storm.

ABOUT EQUINOX
Equinox Theatre Company was started in 2008 as part of KCAT Art & Study Centre. It has grown into a bold, beautiful, brilliant and brave ensemble. Artists with learning disabilities and other disadvantages work in
collaboration with other professional theatre practitioners to create work that challenges and delights both its makers and its audience.

“…a wholly refreshing approach to acting and theatre in Ireland, one that cuts across pedantic pretentiousness in favour of belief and passion and truly unparalleled deference to the telling of the tale.”
Irish Theatre Magazine

Great Reviews for ‘The Lost Prince’ and ‘Living Colour’

The recent outings for both the Equinox Theatre Company and Éamon Little’s filmed portrayal of the KCAT studio received superb and insightful reviews.

Written by Ken Bourke, ‘The Lost Prince’ was performed to a full house night after night in a series rapturously received sell-out shows.

The Irish Theatre Magazine’s Patrick Brennan was there and reviews it here,

http://www.irishtheatremagazine.ie/Reviews/Current/The-Lost-Prince

Following its showing in Carlow, ‘Living Colour’ made its home in the IFI for a night as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Warmly praised and enjoyed by all, the night was attended by Éamon and many of the KCAT studio artists, and they graced the stage for a Q&A following the screening.

Reviews can be seen here,

http://connector.tv/blog/2011/02/22/jdiff-film-review-living-colour/

and here, http://www.filmireland.net/2011/02/22/jdiff-living-colour/

Equinox Theatre Company presents

The Lost Prince

a new play by Ken Bourke

Cindy doesn’t care; about anyone or anything.
Across worlds, out of a story-book,
on an accidental wind comes Johann, the lost prince.
Apparently he’s rather, well…lost; and
really, he doesn’t seem to care, about anyone or anything.
Kitty’s at her wits end, and Tom’s given up.
But there is hope, because at the end of every story
there’s a happy ever after…isn’t there?
The Lost Prince is a story about a woman who falls into a
fairytale.


Equinox Theatre Company have teamed up with playwright Ken Bourke (Buck Jones and the Body Snatchers, The Hunt for Red Willie) and director Donal Gallagher (Six by Sundown, Red Lola) to bring you the world premier of this very special fairy tale…
Part of KCAT Art & Study Centre, Equinox are an inclusive company of actors, with and without special needs, dedicated to working in collaboration with other professional theatre artists, to create our own brand of inclusive theatre.

Equinox Theatre Company presents The Lost Prince

When:
Thu 17th Feb & Fri 18th at 7.30pm
and on Fri 25th & Sat 26th Feb. at 7.30pm
Matinee Performance Thu 24th Feb. at 3pm

Where:
Cleere’s Theatre (back of Cleere’s pub) – opposite the Watergate, Parliament St, Kilkenny.

Bookings Joan @ 056 7755115 (9am-1pm Mon-Fri) or tickets@kcat.ie

For more information please contact Medb Lambert at equinox@kcat.ie