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The Self-Isolation Tapes is our way of entertaining you during these lonely and strange times.

Originally featuring old and new work from The Rabbit's Riot Theatre Company, Leitrim playwright Wayne Denniston and Galway based Eva's Echo, this has turned into an interactive project. Every week, our audience has 24 hours to pick from four prompts. GThe winning prompt will be used  by playwright Treasa Nealon to write a monologue which will be performed every Wednesday!

We're here to entertain you, keep you company and start a conversation.

Thank you to the Leitrim County Council for supporting this project.

The Self-Isolation Tapes - After by Treasa Nealon

The Self-Isolation Tapes - After by Treasa Nealon

‘After I buried the body, I realised I had dropped my phone in the grave.’ 'After', written by Treasa Nealon & performed by Galway actor and artistic director of NoRopes Theatre Company Mairéad Folan, is about Sara Keller, a young woman with a penchant for murdering people who irritate her. Edited by Sonia Norris. Song source by Bryan Devaney. The performance is free but if you like what we do, you can help us fund this project here >> Treasa Nealon co-founded The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company in 2016. Since their conception they have produced over 20 shows and the first LGBT+ Theatre Festival in the North-West Where We Are Now. They won an award for our contribution to the LGBT+ Theatre at the 2017 Galway Fringe Festival and an award for their Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Leitrim from Creative Frame. She has had several plays produced in Ireland, the UK and US. Her play A Dream of Dying was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 by the Fake Escape Theatre Company. Two of her short plays I Confess and Maybe, Baby were chosen in 2014 and in 2016 to be produced as part of Cork Arts Theatre 10x10 event. She was a resident of the Hawks Well Theatre in Sligo as part of their Time at the Well residency where she worked on Fever Fields, a script about the outbreak of cholera in Sligo in the 1800’s. Mairéad Folan is Artistic Director of Galway-based NoRopes Theatre Company which she founded in 2015. She has been a bilingual freelance theatre practitioner since 2005. She has received a MA in Drama and Theatre Studies from National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland and an Acting Diploma from London College of Music. Mairéad has trained with the Garvey School of Speech and Drama, Galway Youth Theatre and Core Theatre College. In 2017 she was the recipient of the Mentoring Award supported by the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect Scheme managed by Arts and Disability Ireland. She was awarded a New Work award supported by the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect Scheme managed by Arts and Disability Ireland and was one of the artists in residence on Druid’s FUEL programme in 2018. Mairéad is a founding member of Galway-based theatre collective, Theatre57 and a board member of An Taibhdhearc. Credits as Actor: Meet Luke (NoRopes Theatre Company/Croke Park -Beyond Limits 19), Meet Luke (NoRopes Theatre Company/Galway -Dublin Tour), Meet Luke – a rehearsed reading (NoRopes Theatre Company/ Notions Festival), Pléasc (Fíbín Teo.), The Vagina Monologues ( NUIG Feminist Soc), Gun Metal Grey – rehearsed reading (Truman Town Theatre), This Means War!, Under Milkwood, Talking to Terrorists (Galway Youth Theatre/ Cúirt International Festival of Literature), Heads (Galway Youth Theatre) and Cocktails (Labyrinth Players/Project ’06). She is currently further developing the Meet Luke script with Little John Nee as dramaturge.
The Self-Isolation Tapes - If Nidge Lived in Leitrim by Treasa Nealon

The Self-Isolation Tapes - If Nidge Lived in Leitrim by Treasa Nealon

Introducing the next Self-Isolation Tape - If Nidge Lived in Leitrim by Treasa Nealon & performed by Galway based actor and Eva's Echo Theatre Company co-founder Rena Bryson. After Paula’s grandfather is arrested for assaulting a judge, she realizes that the packages delivered to his house at ungodly hours don’t contain parts for his vintage cars, she becomes a reluctant drug dealer. The performance will be free but if you like what we do, you can help us fund this project here >> Rena Bryson is a Galway based theatre maker. After graduating from Performing Arts at IT Sligo Rena worked as an actor in the West of Ireland in productions including Bob Kelly’s The Big Wall, Dark Daughter Productions & Costume Hire’s Mother Loss, The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company’s Welcome to Wonderland and NoRopes Theatre Company’s Flash Theatre. She has worked with The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company as an actor, playwright and director over the years. Now based in Galway she is the co-founder of Eva’s Echo Theatre Company and completed a master’s degree in Theatre and Drama at NUI Galway last year. Rena assistant directed and performed in the company’s first production the award winning Match. With the company she played various comedic characters in Dayshift, Louise in Jungle Door her first full length play to be produced and Mia in Vlogger her second. As a playwright and producer Rena enjoys creating multimedia work mainly through the use of projections. She has appeared on screen acting and singing in Human Child featured on Leitrim Matters and as an extra in Hardy Bucks, True Crime and the film Halal Daddy, as well as having performed in many short films. Her most recent stage performance was in Tea Cosy Theatre’s production of The Vagina Monologues.
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