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The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK’s theatrical calendar, were announced on Monday 29 February by past winners Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton at Rosewood London, the awards’ official hotel partner.
The awards, which this year celebrate their 40th anniversary, will take place on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House. Public tickets for the event are available from Tuesday 1 March for MasterCard cardholders at www.Priceless.com/London

 

The Best Actor and Best Actress categories reflect the incredible wealth of talent that has graced the West End stage in the past year. In the Best Actor category there are nominations for Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Cranham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adrian Lester and Mark Rylance. The nominees for Best Actress are Gemma Arterton, Denise Gough, Nicole Kidman, Janet McTeer and Lia Williams.

Dame Judi Dench earns her 15th Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role having previously won six awards and one special award, the most of any performer. Also nominated in that category are Michele Dotrice, Melody Grove and Catherine Steadman.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Gypsy and Kinky Boots dominate in the musical categories with eight and seven nominations respectively. Imelda Staunton receives her 11th nomination for her performance as Mama Rose with her co-stars Dan Burton and Peter Davison being nominated as Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical and Lara Pulver nominated as Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

The nominees for MasterCard Best New Musical demonstrate the diversity shown on the London stage this year with nominees Bend It Like Beckham, In The Heights, Kinky Boots and Mrs Henderson Presents.

Shakespeare’s Globe has reason to be celebrating with the transfers of their productions of Farinelli And The King and Nell Gwynn receiving 10 nominations between them. The transfer of Farinelli And The King is nominated for Virgin Atlantic Best New Play while Nell Gwynn, which transferred to the Apollo, is nominated for Best New Comedy.
English National Opera has received four nominations in the opera categories while the Royal Opera House receives three. English National Opera’s production of The Force Of Destiny is nominated for Best New Opera Production as well as receiving recognition in the Outstanding Achievement in Opera category for Tamara Wilson and the English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra. In the dance categories there are nominations for the Barbican, London Coliseum, Royal Opera House and Sadler’s Wells.

The pubic get invoveled by voting online for some of the awards

The star-studded Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard ceremony will be broadcast in the UK on ITV and Mellow Magic and on the Olivier Awards’ brand spanking new YouTube channel (youtube.com/OlivierAwards) worldwide outside the UK.

 

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10.30 – 11.30

Tom Bailey (John Cabot University, Rome)

‘Nietzsche’s Modest Theory of Agency’

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee
12.00 – 1.00

Tsarina Doyle (NUI, Galway)

‘The Will to Power and the Metaphysics of Value’

1.00 – 2.30 LUNCH
2.30 – 3.00

Ruud Thomas Burke (UCC)

‘Type-facts and Nothing but the Facts: Reductionism and Nietzsche’s Philosophy’

3.00 – 3.30

Trine Riel (NUI, Galway)

‘Nietzsche’s askesis: Philosophy as an art of existence’

3.30 – 4.00 COFFEE
4.00 – 4.30

Chris Hansen (NUI, Galway)

‘Nietzsche and Perspective’

4.30 – 5.00

Steven McHugh (NUI, Galway)

‘Nietzsche: Morality in the Pejorative Sense and Human Flourishing’

Contact: Tsarina Doyle, Philosophy, School of Humanities: tsarina.doyle@nuigalway.ie

“The Galway Nietzsche Symposium is a one-day event that brings together academics and advanced graduate students working on Nietzsche from John Cabot University Rome, NUI Galway and University College Cork. It is an open event and formal registration is was not required.”

Adrian Dunbar, Frank Grimes, Laurence Kinlan, Ian Lloyd-Anderson and Kate Stanley Brennan act int in this Dublin Theatre Festival premiere production, directed by the playwright himself,  Conor McPherson, and with sound design by Gregory Clarke, The Night Alive by Conor McPherson is tipped to be one of the highlights of Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 and it is making its Irish premiere thus its a two birds one stone senario

 

Set in Dublin, The Night Alive tells the story of Tommy – a middle aged man, just about getting by. He’s renting a run-down room in his uncle Maurice’s house, keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the next with his pal Doc.

 

Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who’s not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past won’t let go easily. But together there’s a glimmer of hope that they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps.

The stellar cast will feature Adrian Dunbar (BBC’s ‘Line of Duty’), Frank Grimes (who played the young Brendan Behan in the premiere stage production of ‘The Borstal Boy’ in 1967), Kate Stanley Brennan (Dollhouse), Laurence Kinlan and Ian Lloyd-Anderson (both ‘Love / Hate’).With warmth, style and craft, Conor McPherson’s spellbinding play deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations.

A masterstroke from as writer and director” ★★★★

Time Out

 

The Night Alive first premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London and afterwards transferred to the Atlantic Theater Company, New York where it won the 2014 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. Now it makes its Irish premiere as part of the 2015 Dublin Theatre Festival programme on the Gaiety stage for two weeks only.

 

Don’t miss one of the highlights of the theatre year.

This play contains strong language from the out set

 

Five Glens

Posted: August 28, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Source: Five Glens Arts Festival

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yerma-NUI-Galway-2014/1448497575373258 im runnning social media for this  gang  could you give a like 3 weeks until “Get in” at The Mick Lally excited for cast and crew.

Also coming back from Mass Heard Gobal Village for the 1st time in ages —>

About the show

Global Village is a groundbreaking show which is now in its fourth broadcasting year, airing live to a national audience every Saturday evening 7-9pm. Global Village brings its listeners to the core of the latest social justice stories by hearing from those who are affected by the issues. In doing so we hope to raise awareness and to inspire our listeners to act and be part of the change! Global Village aims to spark social change through thought-provoking discussion of integration, equality, inclusion and social justice stories.

Global Village is a groundbreaking show which is now in its fourth broadcasting year, airing live to a national audience every Saturday evening 7-9pm. Global Village brings its listeners to the core of the latest social justice stories by hearing from those who are affected by the issues. In doing so we hope to raise awareness and to inspire our listeners to act and be part of the change! Global Village aims to spark social change through thought-provoking discussion of integration, equality, inclusion and social justice stories.

“As host of Newstalk’s groundbreaking show Global Village, Dil Wickremasinghe fearlessly tackles a variety of thorny topics” – Sunday Independent (2011)

Awards

  • Voice Media Award 2012, (Broadcast Category) – Headline and See Change
  • Certificate of Merit 2010 and 2011, Justice Media – Irish Law Society
  • Winner of the Broadcast Media 2011 – Media & Multicultural Awards
  • Certificate of Merit for MAMA 2008 – Media & Multicultural Awards

A dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.

Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?”

 

NUI Galway has appointed Professor Patrick Lonergan as its first ever Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies. Professor Lonergan’s appointment strengthens NUI Galway’s reputation as a national hub for the study of theatre. His focus will be on developing new courses, building new research resources, and partnering with theatre companies.

Speaking upon his appointment Professor Lonergan stated that “It is a great honour to have been named NUI Galway’s first Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies. I look forward to working with colleagues in the University and the wider community, as we develop new courses, forge new partnerships with theatre-makers, and make sure that NUI Galway is recognised as a world leading centre for the study of Irish theatre.”

NUI Galway offers a very successful BA in Drama, Theatre and Performance, as well as a Performing Arts degree, and a new part-time MA in Drama and Theatre Studies is currently enrolling for September 2013.

As part of its educational offering, the University this year again partnered with the Galway Arts Festival. One element of the partnership was to offer six NUI Galway students the opportunity to be part of the SELECTED programme. This unique internship with an all-areas backstage pass to the festival gave the students an intensive two-week immersion in festival organisation. The selected students attended shows, liaised with performers and directors, and also had the privileged access to visiting international Festival Directors.

NUI Galway also maintains a partnership with Druid Theatre – which saw the University act as one of the co-producers of the multi-award winning DruidMurphy show last year. That partnership is growing all the time, with members of Druid running workshops for students, in acting, directing, set design and theatre marketing, among other things.

NUI Galway will also be transforming our knowledge of Irish theatre through projects like the digitisation of the archive of the Abbey Theatre. When added to the University’s already extensive theatre archives, this resource will provide access to hundreds of scripts and videos of Irish plays – much of it never seen before.

Speaking about these developments, Professor Lonergan commented: “We have achieved an enormous amount in the area of Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway already. Our aim now is to build on those achievements, so that students and researchers from Ireland and abroad will recognise that NUI Galway is the best place in the world to study Irish drama.”

Patrick Lonergan was born in Dublin in 1974, and graduated from University College Dublin with an MA in 1998. He completed a PhD at NUI Galway in 2004, and has been a member of staff in the Discipline of English since that time.

He has written widely about Irish theatre for publications such as The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization: Irish Drama in the Celtic Tiger won the 2008 Theatre Book Prize, a prestigious international award whose previous winners include the Guardian critic Michael Billington, the theatre director Peter Brook, and Columbia University Professor James Shapiro. More recently he has published The Theatre and Films of Martin McDonagh with Bloomsbury in London.

He is also very active in the Irish theatre community. He runs the annual JM Synge Summer School in County Wicklow, is a former Theatre Assessor for the Irish Arts Council, and is a Board Member of Irish Theatre Magazine and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

He has won several research awards, and is currently completing a project on Theatre Performance and Globalization, which is being funded by the Irish Research Council. He serves on the boards of several major international journals (including Contemporary Theatre Review and Irish University Review), is a Vice President of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, and is active in many other international organizations.

The Author

Nathan Lowel

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Nathan Lowell has been a writer for more than forty years, and first entered the literary world by podcasting his novels.

His sci-fi series, The Golden Age of the Solar Clippergrew from his long time fascination with space opera and his own experiences shipboard in the United States Coast Guard. Unlike most works which focus on a larger-than-life hero (prophesized savior, charismatic captain, or exiled prince), Nathan centers on the people behind the scenes–ordinary men and women trying to make a living in the depths of space. In his novels, there are no bug-eyed monsters, or galactic space battles, instead he paints a richly vivid and realistic world where the “hero” uses hard work and his own innate talents to improve his station and the lives of those of his community.

Dr. Nathan Lowell holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology with specializations in Distance Education and Instructional Design. He also holds an M.A. in Educational Technology and a BS in Business Administration. He grew up on the south coast of Maine and is strongly rooted in the maritime heritage of the sea-farer. He served in the USCG from 1970 to 1975, seeing duty aboard a cutter on hurricane patrol in the North Atlantic and at a communications station in Kodiak, Alaska. He currently lives in the plains east of the Rocky Mountains with his wife and two daughters.

From Nathan:
My “golden age of science fiction” started when I was ten in 1962. I rapidly exhausted all the sci-fi titles at my school library. To feed my reading obsession, an aunt who was a voracious reader, dropped off a paper grocery bag full of Ace Doubles every month. For those unfamiliar, a double is two novellas in one book printed back to back. You read one to the middle, then flip it over and read the other. My inspiration comes from all the greats: Asimov, Bujold, Cherryh … through Lackey, Modesitt, Moon … all the way through Weber, Willis, and Zelazny. I always had a desire to write fiction and when I started listening to books on podcasts, I knew I found a media to tell the stories bottled up in me.”

His bio for press like  me 🙂

Nathan Lowell was born in Portland, Maine, in 1952. He grew up in an agricultural community in rural Maine and spent time working on fishing boats along the coast. His first literary success came with the publication of a poem while still in elementary school. That early success was followed by forty years of attempt, rejection, failure, and ultimately giving up on the dream of writing science fiction.

In 2007, with the rise of podcast fiction, he started writing again. He completed his first successful novel – Quarter Share – in January, 2007, and podcast it through Podiobooks.com over February and March, 2007. Since then he has written eight novels, several short stories, and a novella. His podcast novels have been finalists in the Parsec Award five times, and he’s won Parsec Awards for Speculative Fiction (long form) twice — 2010 and 2011.

He holds a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from SUNY/Buffalo (92), an MA in Educational Technology (98), and a Ph.D. in Educational Technology with specializations in Distance Education, Interactive Media, and Instructional Design (04). He lives Colorado with wife, two daughters, and a trio of feline companions.

His Awards and Nominations

  • 2011 Parsec Award Winner for Best Speculative Fiction Long Form (Owner’s Share)
  • 2011 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Short Form (Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas)
  • 2010 Parsec Award Winner for Best Speculative Fiction Long Form (Captain’s Share)
  • 2009 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Specultative Fiction Long Form (Double Share)
  • 2009 Podiobooks Founder’s Choice Award (Captain’s Share)
  • 2008 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Long Form (Full Share)
  • 2008 Podiobooks Founder’s Choice Award (Double Share)
  • 2008 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Long Form (South Coast)

I am a fan of the Solar Clipper Series on Podiobooks.com/Itunes 

Rob Newman, The Trade Secret 

As well as his comedy pairing with David Baddiel, Rob Newman is the author of four novels. His latest, The Trade Secret , is set in Elizabethan London; Saturday , Róisín Dubh (upstairs), 4pm til 6pm

the Guardian has dubbed it “bootleg Chomsky”.