Smock Allies: Scene and Heard

After successful inaugural year last year, Smock Alley bring their festival of new work, Scene and Heard back for three weeks from 14 February. The festival showcases the finest in new playwriting, comedy and music from all over Ireland.

“This year Scene + Heard is showcasing Stories from the Zeitgeist across Theatre, Dance, Music, Comedy, Aerial, Clown, Punk Poetry, Puppetry and Children’s Theatre forms,” says Festival Director Caoimhe Connolly. “And we are absolutely thrilled to host an afternoon in conversation with Academy Award-winning Producer Michael Donovan (Bowling for Columbine) as part of their creative producer training Generator Programme.”

One of the unique aspects of the festival is that audiences are encouraged to participate in evaluating these works in progress. This is done by secret ballot at their voting station, sending an SMS with their ‘Handi’ mobile at the Festival Box Office, leaving a video critique in the Photo Booth, post your four word reviews to their scrolling Twitter / Facebook Feed in the Foyer, taking their Tablet Survey at the entrance to the theatre or voting YAY or NAY for seeing more of the work at their Candy Polling Station.

With a broad range of work to suit all tastes, Smock Allies: Scene and Heard is a great way to discover new and interesting work from some of Ireland’s best up-and-coming artists. See www.smockalley.com for more details.

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