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Irish Theatre Trust

Irish Theatre Trust raises funds to support projects in the festival aimed at inspiring, cultivating and celebrating emerging and established artists and enhancing the vitality of Irish theatre. Previous projects include Testament (2011), Dubliners (2012), Talk of the Town (2012) and Waiting for Godot(2013). In 2015 the Trust is supporting three shows in the programme - The Last Hotel, Chekhov's First Play and Dancehall.

Founding Patrons
Peter Crowley, FL Partners
Declan Collier & Jan Winter
Moya Doherty & John McColgan
Denis Desmond
Dermot Desmond
Denis O'Brien
Rosaleen O'Kane
Gay Moloney 

Projects supported by Irish Theatre Trust

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala 
| 2016

Co-production by Michael Keegan-Dolan, Sadler’s Wells London, Colours International  Dance Festival, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Dublin Theatre Festival and Theatre de la Ville Luxembourg.
Chekhov's First Play 
| 2015

Chekhov's First Play 
by Dead Centre. Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and Irish Arts Center, New York. Co-production: Dublin Theatre Festival, Baltoscandal (Rakvere).
The Last Hotel 
| 2015

Enda Walsh and Landmark Productions, produced in association with Crash Ensemble.

Dancehall  | 2015

United Fall/Emma Martin, produced in association with Crash Ensemble and VISUAL Carlow. Production Support provided by Dance Ireland.

Tom and Vera | 2013

A world premiere in co-production with Desperate Optimists, a creative partnership between Irish-born artists Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor who create work together for film, galleries and live performance.

Waiting for Godot  | 2013

A co-production with Gare St Lazare Players Ireland which went on to tour in the United States and China.

The Talk of the Town  | 2012

By Emma Donoghue - a new commission inspired by the life and work of Maeve Brennan, co-produced by Dublin Theatre Festival, Hatch Theatre Company and Landmark.

Dubliners  | 2012

By James Joyce, adapted for the stage by Michael West - the world premiere of a new adaptation co-produced with Dublin Theatre Festival.
Testament | 2011

By Colm Tóibín - a new commission in a co-production between Dublin Theatre Festival and Landmark Productions, directed by Garry Hynes.

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