The 12th annual Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival runs from January 7 to Feb 3, 2020.  The world’s only theatre festival dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary Irish writers, Origin 1st Irish is New York’s only all-Irish performing arts festival.

Origin Theatre Company (now in its 17th season) produces the New York premieres of impactful contemporary voices from Europe!  

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Upcoming Events

  • May 3 Sunday


  • May 3, 2020

Bang On A Canpresents KANON POKAJANEN Part of the LONG PLAY festival (May 1-3, 2020), Bang on a Can’s new, 3-day destination music festival, featuring over fifty concerts throughout Brooklyn, New York. Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s music has been described as “holy minimalism” – simple, direct, unornamented, spiritually focused. Kanon Pokajamen – the Canon of Repentance –…

  • May 7 Thursday


  • May 7, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Ryan Rep at the Harry Warren Theatrepresents ARIZONA Written by: Juan Carlos RubioDirected by: Rick PulosCast: Zoe Bloomfield, Pat McAndrew What happens when a husband and wife voluntarily patrol the US-Mexico Border? George and Margaret must defend the borders. Potential immigrants are there, lurking, waiting to cross. When Margaret begins to ask too many questions,…

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