Lost Typewriter Productions are Jennifer Davidson and Niamh McGrath. Bringing together a wealth of experience across television and theatre, they are writing and producing a trilogy of one act plays to be performed in the new Ballina Arts Centre in Co Mayo in late August 2011. These three plays – Shallow Water, Twirl and Till Death - will bring fresh new voices to the stage and mark the launch of Lost Typewriter, a new initiative, focusing on developing creative ideas and talent in the West of Ireland.
These one act plays explore issues of change, of experience, of age, and uniquely have a strong emphasis on the lives of women in the West of Ireland.
Jennifer Davidson is a writer and TV producer. Previous TV drama work includes the highly acclaimed Broga 's' Stocai which featured as part of TG4's Seomra a Se season. As a producer, she has developed and produced a range of programmes for RTE and TG4, including the IFTA nominated young peoples series Primary School Musical.
Niamh McGrath is an actress, writer and drama facilitator. Her play Sarah’s Comfort was nominated for the Stewart Parker Award. She was part of the original cast of Alone It Stands, touring to Tasmania, Glasgow, the Edinburgh Festival and London’s West End. Niamh works as faciliator to Mayo Youth Theatre, and also regularly devises work with groups such as The Ridgepool Training Centre in Ballina. She also featured as Drama Mentor in RTE Young People’s series Primary School Musical.
Having worked together on Primary School Musical, Jennifer and Niamh are combining creative forces as Lost Typewriter to bring new work and new talent to the stage.
Writing and producing three new plays over the course of the summer is an exciting and challenging opportunity. Money raised via fundit.ie will give us the time and space necessary to develop and rehearse these plays and encourage great actors to come to Mayo and be part of this unique experience. The new Ballina Arts Centre means that for the first time in years we have the opportunity to produce professional theatre in our home town.
Helping us means that you will be part of a new theatre experience for the West Of Ireland. And by supporting us, you will be supporting new Irish writing for the stage. It wouldn't be possible without you, so thank you for helping us create something new.