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On Blueberry Hill, 2019 (Photo by Patrick Redmond)

Origin's 1st Irish

Origin's 1st Irish is a New York City-wide festival that has launched the work of more than 200 Irish playwrights and continues to wow audiences with its dynamic presentations from Ireland's most vital voices at work today. Experience main stage productions, dynamic conversations, new work readings, literary events, documentaries, festival award ceremony and much more as they celebrate Ireland's most innovative artists.

Origin Theatre Company premieres a diverse range of contemporary European theater in New York City. Since its inception in 2002, Origin has been devoted to discovering, nurturing, and introducing new exciting voices from Europe, whose work provide unique perspectives on national identity, cross-cultural relations, and global understanding. Learn more here.

Upcoming Events

Fishamble: The New Play Company presents
HEAVEN
A new play by Eugene O’Brien
Directed by Jim Culleton

January 11 - January 29, 2023

Mairead and Mal are struggling to keep their marriage together. Perhaps attending a wedding will help, or it might raise questions that are difficult to answer...

Big Telly Theatre Company presents
FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER IS DRUNK AND THE SHEEP HAVE ALL JUMPED THE FENCES
Written and directed by Zoe Seaton 
Based on the original short story by Owen Booth

January 11 - January 28, 2023

Horror gets a happily ever after when Frankenstein’s monster meets “The One,” igniting a love story of monstrous proportions.

Pictured: David Ganly and Niall Buggy in ON BLUEBERRY HILL (2019) by Sebastian Barry and directed by Jim Culleton. Presented by Fishamble: The New Play Company as part of Origin's 1st Irish. Photo by Patrick Redmond.