1st Irish 2018

promo pic for Disco Pigs
Disco Pigs

Since birth, Pig and Runt have been inseparable. They speak their own language, play by their own rules, and create a world for themselves in which boundaries blur between truth and illusion. As night falls on their seventeenth birthday, the disco and drink take hold, and they spiral violently out of control.

By Enda Walsh
Cast includes: Colin Campbell, Evanna Lynch

Wed 3pm & 8pm;
Thurs: 7pm;
Fri: 8pm;
Sat: 3pm & 8pm;
Sun: 3pm

Reservations 212 727 2737

Subway: C,E,1,F,M to 23 St

Playing at: Irish Repertory Theatre — 132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

Opening: Friday, January 5th, 2018
Closing: Monday, January 29th, 2018

Directed by: John Haidar

Beckett & His World

Walter Asmus directed Waiting for Godot and worked with Samuel Beckett in Berlin in the 1970s, author Edna O’Brien and publisher John Calder made up his circle in London, and actor Lisa Dwan gave life to Not I as never before. They, along with John Hurt, Olwen Fouéré, and the writer John Montague, are some of the luminaries who made up a world of Beckett, both during his life and after his passing. John Minihan captures their essence in black and white portraiture, including his iconic images of Beckett himself.

“Minihan’s gift is to be at once penetrating and discreet, probing and respectful, close-up and impersonal”—John Banville

Gallery hours by appointment only, via tel number below:
Mon – Fri 10am–6pm
Reservations 212 757 3318
or email info@irishartscenter.org to schedule

Playing at: Irish Arts Center — 553 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

Opening: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Closing: Monday, January 29th, 2018

Party Face

Party Face, written by the wickedly brilliant Irish playwright Isobel Mahon, is coming to City Center direct from Ireland where it continues to receive standing ovations in sold out theatres. Come see this hilarious and bitingly honest play about the lengths we go to convince people we’ve got it all together—and the love and acceptance we find once we allow the truth to expose our imperfectly perfect selves. It’s an invitation to celebrate life that you don’t want to miss.

By Isobel Mahon
Cast Includes: Hayley Mills, Klea Blackhurst, Gina Costigan, Brenda Meaney, Allison Jean White

Mon, Tues, Thurs 7.30pm
Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun 3pm & 7.30pm


Subway: N/R/Q/W to 57 St

Playing at: City Center Stage II — 131 West 55 St NY 10019 (Bet 6 & 7 Ave)

Opening: Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Closing: Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Directed by: Amanda Bearse

IAW&A Civil Rights Salon

A plethora of talented novelists, poets, musicians, filmmakers, painters, and theatre artists gather in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Join us for a curated evening of readings and performances on civil rights themes as we pay homage to the great man himself.

Free Event
Reservations (866) 811-4111

Playing at: The Cell —  338 West 23rd Street (btw 8th & 9th Aves), NY 10011

Opening: Monday, January 15th, 2018
Closing: Monday, January 15th, 2018

A Christmas Star

In 2014 Cinemagic produced ‘A Christmas Star’, Northern Ireland and Ireland’s first ever Children’s Christmas film which was produced to provide 40 young trainees with their first ever credit on a feature film. “A Christmas Star” premiered in Belfast, New York and Los Angeles; it was screened in Northern Ireland/Ireland on UTV and BBC on Christmas Day.

Featuring Liam Neeson & Pierce Brosnan

REGISTRATION required: Please click here

Playing at: Scandinavia House — 58 Park Ave, NY 10016

Opening: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Closing: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Dyin’ For It

Devilishly funny Dublin playwright Derek Murphy takes us inside the home of the Kelly women as they prepare to grieve the imminent death of their patriarch, and they would grieve if only he’d get on with it. A murdered cabbage, a missing eye, and a haunted toilet, the Kelly’s are falling apart while trying hard not to come together.

The Irish Echo says “. . . a torrent of laughter . . . brilliantly played . . . great fun . . .”

By Derek Murphy
Cast Includes: Maria Deasy*, Adam Petherbridge*, Sarah Street*, and Aoife Williamson
[*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association]

Weds thru Sat 17-20th Jan, 7pm
Tues thru Sat 23-27th Jan, 7pm
& Sundays 21st & 28th at 3pm

Playing at: The Cell —  338 West 23rd Street (btw 8th & 9th Aves), NY 10011

Opening: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Closing: Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Directed by: John Keating

The Lyric Theatre Belfast Partnership

Origin’s 1st Irish Festival is partnering with The Lyric Theatre in creating a cultural bridge between New York and Belfast. Come celebrate an evening dedicated to two vital voices from the world of theater. Plays include Away With The Fairies by Seamus Collins & All Mod Cons by Erica Murray

Limited seating RSVP advised
Reservations: 866 811 4111
Subway 4/5/6/ to 86th St

Playing at: The American Irish Historical Society — 991 5th Ave New York, NY 10028 (between 80/81 Streets)

Opening: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Closing: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Directed by: Kim Kerfoot

Guy Walks Into A Bar

The New York Irish Center is thrilled to host the Winner of the Audience Choice Award 2010 ‘Guy walks into a Bar’ by Don Creedon. Back by popular demand for two performances only as part of the 1st Irish TBT Throw Back Thursday Series, this original dark and side-splitting comedy follows Joe. Joe’s self-confidence has been shattered by his recent divorce. Desperate to “get back out there,” he walks into a bar, seeking solace, self-esteem and the woman of his dreams. So begins Joe’s journey into the surreal world of blind dates, speed dating, illicit affairs and ladies’ nights.  Guy Walks Into a Bar is the sad, sick and very funny story of a man looking for love in all the wrong places, for all the wrong reasons

Thurs January 18th & 25 7.15pm
$20 Early Bird Special
$25 at door

Playing at: New York Irish Center — 1040 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Opening: Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Closing: Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Directed by: Tim Ruddy

The Only Jealousy of Emer

Experience the mystery of Irish mythology via W.B. Yeats’ rarely performed poetic masterpiece The Only Jealousy of Emer at Torn Page, a secret theater space in the heart of Chelsea. The former home of celebrated film and theater stars Rip Torn and Geraldine Page transforms into an abode where ancient Irish entities wield their wills and desires, ritualized with stylistic influences from the Japanese Noh theatre , in a site-specific and immersive rendition, directed by Dublin’s renowned Director, and former Deputy Artistic Director of The Abbey Theatre, Ray Yeates. The play tells the story of the Irish hero, Cuchulain and the difficult choice faced by his wife, Emer, to restore his mortality by making a great sacrifice.

By WB Yeats
Cast Includes: Ben Becher, Kolbe Handal, Elissa Middleton, Josefina Scaro, Will Warren and Lenard Petit as Brichriu
Designers: Ernesto Linnemann, Anthony Subietas, Sam Falconi
Production Team: Clark Middleton, Alex Siladi, Marina Montesanti, Ernesto Linnemann

Thurs 18th thru Sun 21st &
Thurs 25th thru Sun 28th January at 8pm

$30 Early Bird Special
Guest are invited to dress in evening attire.
Ticket price includes Spirits (drinkable and haunted)

Playing at: Torn Page — 435 West 22 St, NY 10011

Opening: Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Closing: Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Directed by: Ray Yeates

Scór on Broadway

Scór is the cultural wing of the Gaelic Athletic Association. During the winter months when the playing season ends, the GAA Clubs continue to compete for an all-Ireland Champion’s Title, on stage, through 8 separate cultural competitions since 1969. In 2014 Lorna Smith with the help of Fiona Smyth & a team of volunteers held the first official GAA Scór Competitions in New York. For the first time ever New York Scór na nÓg & Sinsear Scór 2016 Champions from Gaelic Clubs around New York took their award-winning performances to Broadway this is GAA History in the making in 2016. This unique crossover of Irish Culture and Sports on Broadway will continue as the 2017 Champions thread the board of Broadway!

Produced by: Jane McCarter O’Dowd
Featuring performances from NYC GAA Clubs​ & Players from the Following Clubs,
Cavan, Leitrim, Manhattan Gaels, Shannon Gaels, St. Brigids, Rangers, Rockland

$25 & $45

Reservations 212 864 5400
For GAA Club Packages tel 347 595 0402

Playing at: Symphony Space — 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York, NY 10025

Opening: Friday, January 19th, 2018
Closing: Friday, January 19th, 2018


Michael struggles with redundancy and his new role as a stay-at-home husband. He meets the charismatic Chris, who offers him hope along with a job as a security guard. But soon, this friendship leads to tensions on the home front and the disapproval of Michael’s wife, Maeve.

By Paul Meade
Cast Includes: Tyler Collins, Peggy Allen, Alan Kootsher
Jan 19-8pm,
Jan 21-3pm

$18 Students

3905 Eastern Ave Cincinnati, OH 45226

Opening: Friday, January 19th, 2018
Closing: Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Directed by: Michelle Crowley

In Between Silence

In Between Silence, where we really exist is a sensory experience and a master class in storytelling, using beautiful soundscapes to subtly underscore the beautiful complexity of the human experience. Presented in a unique film format devised by groundbreaking artist STANO.

Featuring stories by some of Ireland’s finest writers and artists, including Roddy Doyle, Aidan Gillen, Dermot Bolger, Anne Enright, with this collection, STANO is producing a reservoir of stories of our lives, of what it’s like to be in the world.

“Stano’s biggest challenge may be handling the exponential growth of this new art form.” The Irish Times

Lyrically and philosophically, if Sam Beckett was around today, I’d say he’d fancy a spell in the studio doing spoken word with Stano……” Hot Press – Irish Music Magazine

7pm | $15

Playing at: Scandinavia House — 58 Park Ave, NY 10016

Opening: Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Closing: Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Jimmy Titanic

If you are going to find yourself in heaven, it may as well be in historic circumstances, like going down on the greatest ship ever built. Yet even now, 100 years later, angel Jimmy Boylan steps aboard Titanic every day: riding its notoriety, struggling with its legacy, forever consumed by ‘the Wondership’.

New York critics rave!
“scenes that make one shudder are balanced by those with wicked humor. Hamell occupies the stage with dynamism and focus.”

By Bernard McMullen

Jan 24,27,28 3pm
Jan 24,26,27 8pm
Jan 25th 7pm

Bet 8 & 9 Ave
Subway C to 23 St

Playing at: Irish Repertory Theatre — 132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

Opening: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Closing: Monday, January 29th, 2018

Directed by: Carmel O’Reilly

Building Pain

An evening of short plays written by Geraldine Hughes, Brenda Meaney, Honor Molloy & Sarah Street.

As the opioid epidemic ravages America 5 writers seek inspiration from an article that appeared recently in The New Yorker Magazine

Come travel the journey on this site specific immersive experience in a mid-town apartment, watch OxyContin give the “clean high” ! Will the pattern of dysfunction repeat itself or will a smirk and a so-what attitude get you through the night.

Jan 25, 26, 27, 7pm & 9pm

Bet 2 & 3 Ave

Playing at: Blooms Tavern — 208 E 58th St, NY 10022

Opening: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Closing: Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Transformation Through Creativity

A festival must!

This day long free event is sure to be a festival highlight as we celebrate the vast array of creativity and culture that is transforming Northern Ireland. This day long symposium will discuss the many aspects of film, television, theatre, fashion, journalism and the creativity industries.

Speakers include:
Cahir Doherty (Irish Central); Naomi Sheridan (Oscar Nominated “In America”); Gary McKendry( Academy Award Nominee) ; Eoin Egan (Executive Producer,Harbor Picture Company & Co producer Nightflyers); Hugh McGrory (Co-founder & CEO at Datavized Technologies, Inc.); Niall McKay (Irish Screen America); Leo McGann (playwright); Matt Torney( Associate Artistic Director at Studio Theatre in Washington DC); Vincent Parker (Former Senior Advisor to The Northern Ireland Government); Turlough McConnell (Creative program executive in the Irish-American market); Jane McCarter (Program Director, NY Irish Center

11am to 5pm
Free event
RSVP is advised
Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

Playing at: The American Irish Historical Society — 991 5th Ave New York, NY 10028 (between 80/81 Streets)

Opening: Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Closing: Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Shakesbeer With An Irish Twist

To Beer or Not to Beer! NY Shakespeare Exchange presents
their wildly popular ShakesBEER Pub Crawl – with a twist
from the Emerald Isle. Your Saturday afternoon revel
carries you to 4 watering holes on Historic Stone Street, with a
Shakespeare scene erupting in the middle of each bar – and
one from an acclaimed Irish playwright! DRINKS INCLUDED

Sat Jan 27 & Feb 3, 3pm
$49, includes 4 drinks 

MEETING POINT: On Historic Stone St
R,W to South Ferry; A/C/E/4/5 to Fulton St.

Playing at: The Dubliner — 45 Stone St, NY 10005

Opening: Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Closing: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Dante’s Path

Inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, this interactive evening explores this vast perspective of human nature and how it applies to our lives today.

A guided evening of meditation, imagery, art and conversation with renowned international authors Bonney & Richard Schaub.  

Reservations 212 925 2812

6 to Bleecker St
B/t Mott & Elizabeth St

Playing at: Sheen Center — 18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

Opening: Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Closing: Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Crossing Boroughs

New York’s boroughs…where it was fancy on Delancey, stickball reigned supreme and nylon stockings were a hit. Where kids danced to doo-wop, spent Saturday afternoons at Loews…where there used to be a ballpark.

“Right this way ladies and gentlemen…hurry, hurry, hurry into the pubs and clubs of yesteryear. Hold onto your hat…crossing bridges, boroughs and waterways will be the ride of a lifetime. Step right up.”

Cast Includes: Charles R. Hale, Niamh J. Hyland, David Raleigh, Jack O’Connell, Shu Nakamura, Laura Neese


At 103 St
6 to103rd St.
2/3 to 110th St.

Playing at: Museum of the City of New York — 1220 Fifth Avenue , NY 10029

Opening: Sunday, January 28th, 2018
Closing: Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Dear Mr Beckett

Join internationally acclaimed publisher Glenn Young and writer Turlough McConnell.

Cast Includes: Billy Carter & Olwen Fouéré

Jan 29th 1pm
Free Event
RSVP required

Bet 50 & 51 St; 17th Floor

Playing at: The Irish Consulate — 345 Park Avenue

Opening: Monday, January 29th, 2018
Closing: Monday, January 29th, 2018