AboutFACE are hugely excited to be bringing their NEWvember Festival of New Plays to the Civic for the first time with two fun events taking you behind-the-scenes of theatre, on Sunday November 3rd ! This is the 8th annual NEWvember, their festival where they share exciting new plays they’ve discovered from Ireland and around the world, through rehearsed readings of the plays followed by Q&As with the playwrights.  They took some time to tell us all about it!

‘We have two exciting NEWvember 2019 events at the Civic on Sunday 3rd November – a roundtable discussion with a mix of emerging and established playwrights, and a rehearsed reading of a brilliant new comedy about a family and friends on holiday, to be followed by a post-show Q&A with the writer Emily Bohannon, who is joining us from New York. After 5 years in New York, this is the 3rd year NEWvember will be held in Dublin, and the first year that events will take place at the Civic. Previous plays developed at NEWvember have gone on to great success, including winning awards and being produced in Ireland, New York and Europe. AboutFACE’s recent world premiere at the Civic in August, The Gods of the Ozarks (“a rich theatrical experience with plenty of laughs” – Irish Independent) was developed at NEWvember 2018.

Come and join us to see exciting new works-in-progress, to find out more about the playwriting process, and give your feedback to help writers develop their plays!

Playwrights Roundtable
A panel discussion with a group of playwrights, discussing their writing process and what playwrights need. Featuring a mix of established award-winning writers, including Gary Duggan (TV’s Amber), Deirdre Kinahan (The Unmanageable Sisters) and Civic Associate Artist Adam Wyeth, as well as a number of this year’s NEWvember playwrights, in conversation with dramaturg Krystal Sweedman and AboutFACE Co-Artistic Director Paul Nugent.
Sunday 3rd November at 12 noon, entry free RSVP to Civic box-office (01) 4627477

Looking at the Sun by Emily Bohannon
Ron just loves summer vacation and is so excited to have his family and friends at his beach house. But his overworked wife just wants to sleep, his kids don’t want to hear his stories, the Joneses are searching for a swinger, Vaughn is wrapped up in his imaginary girlfriend, and can anyone even understand the two Australians next door? A playful and moving comedy of love, longing, loneliness – and not getting candy floss. Cast includes Alan Buckley, Ciaran McGlynn, Tara McKeever, Sean McManus, Declan Mills, Caoimhe Mulcahy, Anna Nugent, Paul Nugent, Matthew O’Donnell & Kathleen Warner Yeates, directed by Eric Weitz.
Sunday 3rd November at 3pm + post-show Q&A with the writer, tickets 5 euro from HERE.

AboutFACE are very grateful to be supported for NEWvember 2019 by Dublin City Arts Office, FRINGE LAB at Dublin Fringe Festival and by The Plaza Hotel.


NEWvember 2019 events also take place Nov 1-2 at Smock Alley Theatre in Temple Bar.

For more info, please visit aboutfaceireland.com/newvember/


About … AboutFACE

We believe that Great Stories = Memorable, Meaningful Nights Out.
We promise you a warm welcome, because for us audience comes first. We find and develop great plays – funny and moving, thrilling and thought-provoking, revealing and inspiring – from Ireland, the United States and beyond, and bring these to vivid life with electric acting from our passionate ensemble of professional actors. Our Mission is to nurture audiences and artists for great theatre.

Founded in 2002, the company has produced ten acclaimed plays, including two world premieres and six Irish premieres, including The Gods of the Ozarks, The Laramie Project and Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol, as well as the annual NEWvember New Plays Festival, the monthly Great Plays Gang, and a range of developmental workshops and readings.