10 Actors. 10 Writers. 2 Continents. 2 Live Audiences.
What's it all about?
As part of our mission, the Break-Away Project work toward creating links between Irish and American artists, regularly showcasing work by American artists here in Ireland and developing showcase opportunities for Irish artists in America. We are developing this project to test the boundaries of technology, using Skype to facilitate artistic collaborations that would otherwise not be feasible.
Five actors and five writers are selected in Ireland to take part in the project, while five actors and five writers based in America are also chosen.
Each Irish actor is paired with an American-based writer, and each American-based actor is paired with an Irish writer.
Actors have a Skype call with their writer, who then write a five minute monologue for the actor. This is new material written specifically for the actor, not previously composed work.