8–17 September // National Stadium Dublin 8
as part of Dublin Fringe Festival
An adrenaline shot for the city: this extraordinary assembly is an outpouring, a reckoning, a release and a party.
WAKE, the new show from the makers of international smash-hit RIOT, is a howling, raucous, soul-stirring celebration of community, regeneration, and the magic of collective catharsis.
WAKE lifts the veil between worlds, where club culture meets Irish tradition in an exquisite frenzy of ritual, rave, grief and joy. Conjuring up the spirits of the good times, of the marginalised, of everything that’s been and gone, WAKE toasts yesterday’s passing as we dream up tomorrow, together. THISISPOBABY’s glittering Irish Pop-WAKE embraces the ecstasy of letting go, the wild abandon of the all-nighter and the beauty of transformation in a rabble-rousing night of gut-punching theatre, soaring spoken word, stomping beats and outrageous circus that will leave us ready to dance into the dawn.
The Time Has Come.
Co-produced with Dublin Fringe Festival in association with Irish Arts Center New York. Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland. Created with the support of Dublin City Council and Cork Opera House.
Created by Jennifer Jennings, Phillip McMahon & Niall Sweeney
Directed by Jennifer Jennings & Phillip McMahon
With text by Dylan Coburn Gray
Composer, Sound Designer & Musical Director Alma Kelliher
Choreographer Philip Connaughton
Set & Graphic Design by Niall Sweeney
Costume Design Julian Smith
Lighting Design Mark Galione
Stage Manager Fiona Keller
Assistant Stage Manager & Counterweight Ben Moore
Production ManagerAdam Fitzsimons
Head of Sound Jason Fallon
Sound A2 Kate Crook
Sound A3 Cian Murphy
Costume Supervisor and Maker Thérese McKeone
Chief LX Sarah Timmins
LX Operator Sarah Doyle
MakeUp & Hair Styling Tee Elliott and Aisling Doyle
Barber Cuts Suzanne Redmond
Aerial Rigging Bryan Donaldson
Carpenters Simon Kennedy, David O Dowd, Tony Cording
Electricians Gavin Kennedy, Iain Sinnott, Richard Lambert, Susan Collins, Ronan Gallagher
Scenic Artists Marcus Molloy, Dragana Stevanic
Producer Carla Rogers
General Manager Laura Rigney
Communications & Marketing Manager Tom Lawlor
PR Conleth Teevan
Marketing Officer Lisa Nally
Publicity Image by Conor Horgan & Niall Sweeney
Production Images by Ruth Medjber
Aisling Ni Cheallaigh
Lucia Mac Partlin