PRIME: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Mature Actors

Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th May, Irish Theatre Institute (Prime will also consist of 3 further one day sessions in June, July and September.)

Irish Theatre Institute in association with Age & Opportunity/Bealtaine present PRIME

‘Prime … has created a whole new perspective, on both a career and personal level, all for the better. I fully recommend being part of the Prime project’ – PRIME 2015 participating actor



Are you a Professional Actor aged 55 - 80? Interested in developing fresh approaches to your practice and ways to stimulate your ideas to create your own work? Prime is a free 6 day programme focussing on career supports and training opportunities for the mature professional actor. Engage with a community of your peers as well as public sector and industry professionals in an intensive programme of professional development, including sessions on entrepreneurship and welfare as well as physical health supports.

Readings of Flann O’Brien’s Thirst

- A Study of After-Hours Drinking in a Dublin Pub

Thursday 26th May & Fri day 27th May, 6pm (Thurs) and 1pm (Fri), the Lord Edward pub, Tickets Free, booking essential.

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Flann O’Brien’s death, International Literature Festival Dublin in association with Irish Theatre Institute’s PRIME initiative & Bealtaine Festival , present a rehearsed reading of his one-act play, Thirst. When a sergeant finds him serving after-hours, publican Ignatius Cornelius Coolahan regales his accuser with a protracted story of military service in the desert in the hope of tapping into his sense of thirst.

Running time: 45mins approx.

“still, after all  these years, witheringly funny” - The Spectator

Staged with the kind permission of the Estate of Evelyn O’Nolan

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