Dublin Fringe Festival 2018: SEAHORSE – 18 to 22 Sept at Project Arts Centre

A Christiane O’Mahony & For the Birds Theatre Company production


Seahorse will debut at the Dublin Fringe Festival from 18 until 22 September, at Project Arts Centre, Dublin.  

A surreal underwater tale about trying to be a grown-up and wishing you were a seahorse

Mara finds herself in an aquarium in the middle of the night, face to face with a pregnant male seahorse, and promptly has an existential crisis.
Seahorse is a razor-sharp and funny play by award winning stand-up comedian turned writer, Christiane O’Mahony, and designer, Brian Mitchell, about the anxiety of being a woman in modern Ireland. 

Directed by Davey Kelleher, with stunning animation and videography by Janet Grainger, this surreal tale will transport audiences to an underwater, radical feminist world of seahorses, where they will meet Mara, a woman trying to figure out what she wants in a world of seemingly endless possibilities!  
Conceived and written by Christiane O Mahony / Directed by Davey Kelleher / Set and Lighting Designed by Brian Mitchell / Animation by Janet Grainger

Christiane O’Mahony is an award-winning comedian, accomplished actor, and budding film maker, with 2 short films under her belt, and a third, Meitherhood, in post production.  Theatre credits include Pygmalion (Abbey Theatre), Sisters of the Rising (For the Birds), The Windstealers, Ann and Barry (Dublin Fringe Festival), Town is Dead (Peacock), Playboy of the Western World (Druid Theatre) and Orpheus (The Everyman). 

Working as a stand-up comedian, Christiane appeared on Chris Evans (BBC Radio 1), supported Des Bishop on tour, and played at all main comedy clubs and festivals in Ireland.  Christiane was named the semi-finalist in the UK’s Funny Women and Musical Comedy Awards, and she also won 2nd Prize in Show Me the Funny.

Brian Mitchell is theatre technician, a critically-acclaimed lighting designer and the other half of For the Birds.   Recent lighting design credits include,  The Lonesome West, Factory Girls, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Secret Garden (The Everyman), Levin and Levin (Project), Crowman (Cork Midsummer).  He designed both the Set and Lighting for the national tour of Sisters of the Rising (For the Birds).

Davey Kelleher is an inter-disciplinary theatre-maker and director. Recent projects include Glowworm, These Lights (Dublin Fringe Festival) and the award winning Birdy (Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, Dublin Fringe Festival). He was Artist in Residence at the Civic Theatre Dublin 2017-18, and most recently, Associate Director at the Cork Opera House. He is a graduate of Trinity College’s Beckett Centre, and the Lir Academy Dublin. 

Janet Grainger is a Cork-based visual artist. She was an animator on the Irish Oscar-nominated short film series, Give Up Yer Aul Sins, producer on Sundance selected documentary 6 Farms, and also exhibits her award-winning photography.

Performance Dates: Tuesday 18- Saturday 22 September 2018

Preview: Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 18:30

Press in from: Wednesday 19 September 

Times: 18:30 with an additional performance on Saturday 22 September at 16:15

Venue: Project Arts Centre, Cube

Address: 39 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 RD45

Tickets: Dublin Fringe Festival: FringeFest.com   

Duration: 70 mins

Suggested Age Recommendation: 16+

Funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon,  supported by The Everyman, Axis and Rough Magic 

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival

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