Wexford Arts Centre’s production team led by Director Ben Barnes, a Wexford native and former Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre & Producer/Wexford Arts Centre Executive Director Elizabeth Whyte, brings home acclaimed Wexford artists and creative teams and introduces national/international artists to Wexford to work with local talent with the aim of cultivating professional theatre development locally whilst also producing world class theatre in the County and South East region.
Wexford Arts Centre is the oldest regional arts centre in Ireland and has been delivering a vibrant multi arts programme with emphasis on contemporary art practice and participation for all ages in the heart of Wexford since 1974.
WexFour is an exciting unique production of 4 short plays specially written by 4 international award winning renowned Wexford writers – John Banville, Eoin Colfer, Billy Roche and Colm Tóibín to celebrate Wexford Arts Centre's 40th anniversary.
We need your help to fund this project which will contribute to the future of the centre which has played a pivotal role in the early development of some of Ireland’s most acclaimed writers and performers. The funding for this production will not only contribute to the costs of the production but also contribute to the much needed cultivation of professional theatre development and support for artists and production personnel in the County and South East region.
The production will run between 22nd October to 27th October 2014 at Wexford Arts Centre during the Wexford Opera Festival and Wexford Fringe festival. All 4 plays will be included in each evening or matinee's performance. The performance includes: Erosion by Colm Tóibín, Prince Charming and The Dame by John Banville, The Dog and Bone by Billy Roche and My Real Life by Eoin Colfer all reflecting themes of love loss and humour in the face of adversity across a Wexford landscape.
The stellar cast includes nationally and internationally acclaimed actors of stage and screen:
The internationally renowned creative team includes:
Director Ben Barnes
Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Sinead Wallace
Sound Pat Jackman
This will be a wonderful opportunity to support developing world class theatre in a small regional town and will also provide indirect economic benefit to the community by enhancing the offer to attract more national and international visitors to the town and county during the prestigious Wexford Opera Festival and Wexford Fringe festival. It is hoped also that the production may lead to future national and international touring possibilities.
We've got the commitment of the talent and aim to start rehearsals soon. Just need the funds to make this a a truly memorable production and a great anniversary gift for Wexford Arts Centre.
Please be a Hon and help our WexFour Hons make magic happen in Wexford!
Further information on the production can be found on www.wexfordartscentre.ie or facebook/Wexfordartscentre and twitter@wexfordarts. You can also email: email@example.com