SEEDS: seek out – encourage – enable – develop – stage

Since 2001 Rough Magic has been the pioneer of artist development in Irish theatre, through its SEEDS programme for emerging artists – based on mentoring, research and creative engagement. SEEDS has been Ireland’s premiere development programme for the past nineteen years; we now intend to design a new iteration to take us into the next decade.

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Matt Torney: Theatrical Outfit 2020/2021 Season

Former Rough Magic Associate Director, and SEEDS graduate Matt Torney has announced his first season as Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia.

Theatrical Outfit was founded in 1976 and is Atlanta’s second oldest professional theatre company. Previous to taking on this role, Matt served as associate artistic director at Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C and director of programming at Origin Theatre in New York.

The companies new season begins with Admissions by Joshua Harmon, and in addition to its theatrical programme, Theatrical Outfit announced the launch of a new work development program called Made in Atlanta

Matt was a participant of SEEDS 2, and directed the Rough Magic productions of Woyzeck (as part of SEEDS Showcase 2005), Plaza Suite (2012) and Digging for Fire (2013). We wish him the very best of luck with his new position and inaugural season.

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Irishtown by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth

As part of the SEEDS Showcase 2020 we will be presenting a free rehearsed reading of Ciara Elizabeth Smyth’s Irishtown. It is a week before the opening of a new Irish play on Broadway. In the rehearsal room, the cast are panicking. The writer’s previous play was a smash hit drama set in Northern Ireland … Continued

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SEEDS Showcase – February 2020

We are coming to the end of SEEDS 9, when SEEDS participants Olivia Songer, Naomi Faughnan, John Gunning and Ciara Elizabeth Smyth will present their showcase in Project Arts Centre. This will be the culmination of Rough Magic’s most recent 2 year artist development programme. The Showcase’s centrepiece will be Venus in Fur by David … Continued

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Staging Canaletto: Theatre Residency for the Rough Magic SEEDS

We are delighted to announce that in 2019 Rough Magic’s SEEDS will be partnering with the National Gallery’s Education, Learning & Engagement Programme.

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Rough Magic is delighted to introduce our new SEEDS

After the phenomenal success of Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play, we are delighted to welcome our next batch of SEEDS into the fold.

The response to our call for applicants was unprecedented, with more applicants than ever before, ensuring that the job of selecting the five participants was as difficult as it’s ever been.

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