Arts Council Project Award for new John Rogers play
I’m delighted to announce that I have received an Arts Council Project Award for the first time in my career. This award is all the more remarkable since it comes as a result of my first ever application. I would like to thank the Arts Council for this award and Galway City Council for continuing to support my work. I am indebted to Jane Daly and the Irish Theatre Institute for all their help with this application.
This award is for development of a new show called P.I.S.C.E.S. A one-man-show in a similar vein to my debut play Decision Problem [Good Time for Questions], P.I.S.C.E.S. is a science-fiction play about first contact with extra-terrestrials and the social media storm that would ensue. I will use this Arts Council award to study and develop ways of using social media to encourage audience-interaction.
P.I.S.C.E.S. will premier in 2016.