1st Irish 2021

Announcing the


JANUARY 11 – 31, 2021

A three-week celebration of contemporary Irish culture! 

• Filmed theatrical productions from some of the most acclaimed theatre companies, in both New York and Ireland.

• One-of-a-kind panel discussions featuring Irish artists, experts and cultural leaders in unique fields and areas of interest

• Cutting edge films, documentaries and theatre created by Irish artists in New York and Ireland during the pandemic.

Join us for our WELCOME PARTY ON ZOOM — MON JAN 11 3pm EST — where you will meet notable Irish theater artists from around the world

Virtual • Live • Transatlantic

This year the 13th annual Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival is curated by two of New York’s leading theatre figures MICHAEL MELLAMPHY and SARAH STREET

“An important event!”

The NY Times

Our 2020-21 season leverages many of our existing creative assets and programing strands like Origin 1st Irish and the European Month of Culture NYC. We are sharply reducing costs, while emphasizing innovative distance-safe audience experiences in small and non-traditional theater spaces.  Our new production models will combine live and digital techniques in ways we have never tried, and will convene international audiences using digital techniques popularized during the pandemic.