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Spotlight on Galway for Theatre Festival 2011

27 Oct

Galway Theatre Festival. Image by Paddy D'Arcy

The Irish theatre spotlight falls fully on the West this week as the Galway Theatre Festival has just kicked off. Already with an opening day with sell-out productions under its belt and with many more to follow, Barry Houlihan talks to Director of the Galway Theatre Festival, Ròisìn Stack to discuss the growth of the Festival and what the audience can expect from this festival feast.

Galway native Ròisìn Stack has been associated with the Festival since her days as a performer with Fregoli theatre group in the inaugural festival. Now, as Festival Director, Stack has, since she came on board in 2009, worked and overseen the expansion of the Galway Theatre Festival. The Galway Theatre Festival started in 2008 and featured four days back-to-back of shows in Nun’s Island. In the second year, the Festival expanded into the Town-Hall studio and produced a five day Festival run and has expanded every year since.

To get a festival of this size and variety moving and with momentum, the idea of a festival ‘by the people and for the people’ is very much key to the ethos and spirit of the Festival.

To read the full interview with Ròisìn Stack on writing.ie click here.

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2 Comments

Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Theatre

 

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2 responses to “Spotlight on Galway for Theatre Festival 2011

  1. John Countryman

    March 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Hi! It’s very difficult to read the text on the Galway Arts Fair post.

     
  2. Staged Reaction

    March 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks for spotting that John! Not quite sure why that was happening but should be sorted now.
    Barry

     

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