Philadelphia Here We Come! Leading theatre companies from NI celebrated at International Showcase US
Five of Northern Ireland’s leading theatre and dance companies, that create work for children and young people, are set to attend the prestigious IPAY (International Association of Performing Arts for Youth) Showcase 2020 in Philadelphia, USA this January.
Young at Art, Prime Cut Productions, Replay Theatre Company, Maiden Voyage Dance and Cahoots NI will attend IPAY Showcase 2020, an immensely valuable opportunity for these professional theatre and dance makers to highlight their productions and network with international touring agents, festival organisers, artists and other theatre professionals, with a view to touring their work outside of Northern Ireland.
For the first time at IPAY Showcase there will be an all-island focus on Ireland with a ‘Cultural Spotlight’ presentation on theatre and dance for young audiences across the island of Ireland, supported by Culture Ireland, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and British Council.
Prime Cut Productions have been selected by IPAY to feature as a ‘Showcase Artist’ performing the full production of ‘Removed, written by Belfast playwright, Fionnuala Kennedy and Cahoots NI will take part in the Show and Tell Spotlight, a mixture of 20-minute live SHOW performances and 5 to 8-minute TELL presentations, where they will perform part of their hugely successful production, Under the Hawthorn Tree.
Gilly Campbell, Head of Community Arts and Education, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, commented,
“The value of being showcased at IPAY Showcase 2020 cannot be overestimated. Northern Ireland punches well above its weight when it comes to producing high-quality, world-class, award-winning theatre for children and young people and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland is hugely proud to support five of our leading theatre makers attend this year’s IPAY Showcase 2020 with our colleagues in Culture Ireland and British Council.”
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