Confirmation

This is not a story about the status quo. This is a story about making a change. A musical memoir about growing up in Roscommon. Xnthony was 12 when he made his confirmation. He was 26 when Roscommon voted no in the marriage equality referendum. This is the story of those moments and everything that happened in between, exploring the complex relationships we have with the places we call home and the stories they hold. A poignant pop concert from an award-winning creative team about looking for confirmation and wondering if we can ever find it.t

Conirmation is Funded by Arts Council Ireland, Creative Ireland, roscommon County Council and Dublin Fringe LAb

The Team

 
 Anthony Keigher (XNTHONY)  Anthony performance maker fusing popular and queer culture with his own unique outlook. He makes performance which unfold on stage, on line and in the club. In 2018 Anthony was awarded Ireland’s LGBT+ Entertainer of the Year.  #SMIRNOFF .

Anthony Keigher (XNTHONY)

Anthony performance maker fusing popular and queer culture with his own unique outlook. He makes performance which unfold on stage, on line and in the club. In 2018 Anthony was awarded Ireland’s LGBT+ Entertainer of the Year. #SMIRNOFF.

 david Doyle  Producer & Lighting Designer  David is a multi-award winning producer and lighting designer working primarily across Ireland and the UK. His work has been seen across Ireland, the UK, as well as the USA, Australia, the Czech Republic, France, and Switzerland. David was recently nominated for and Offie for Best Lighting Design in an Off-West End Show and is a previous winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh and the Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award.

david Doyle

Producer & Lighting Designer

David is a multi-award winning producer and lighting designer working primarily across Ireland and the UK. His work has been seen across Ireland, the UK, as well as the USA, Australia, the Czech Republic, France, and Switzerland. David was recently nominated for and Offie for Best Lighting Design in an Off-West End Show and is a previous winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh and the Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award.

 óDú  Musical Director + Song Writer  Ódú is a singer and songwriter of pop music. She released her debut EP  Conversations  in 2017. The five track EP garnered rave reviews for its mix of electro pop, tropical pop and retro flourishes. Both Hot Press and The Last Mixed Tape named her as a rising star to watch.  Ódú is signed to Tremolo music publishing and has written songs for both domestic and international artists.

óDú

Musical Director + Song Writer

Ódú is a singer and songwriter of pop music. She released her debut EP Conversations in 2017. The five track EP garnered rave reviews for its mix of electro pop, tropical pop and retro flourishes. Both Hot Press and The Last Mixed Tape named her as a rising star to watch.  Ódú is signed to Tremolo music publishing and has written songs for both domestic and international artists.

 Yvan Karlsson  Movement Director / Choreographer.  Yvan is a movement specialist from Perth, Western Australia. He studied dance at John Curtin College of the Arts. He co-created  Ophelia  for FringeWorld 2016 and choreographed and performed  Player  for In Situ in 2016. He was the movement director for Quilliam’s  Deadly Dialogues . In 2018, Yvan was nominated for an Offie for Best Choreography for his work on  EAST  at the King’s Head Theatre with Atticist. He recently completed a residency at Lizierés.

Yvan Karlsson

Movement Director / Choreographer.

Yvan is a movement specialist from Perth, Western Australia. He studied dance at John Curtin College of the Arts. He co-created Ophelia for FringeWorld 2016 and choreographed and performed Player for In Situ in 2016. He was the movement director for Quilliam’s Deadly Dialogues. In 2018, Yvan was nominated for an Offie for Best Choreography for his work on EAST at the King’s Head Theatre with Atticist. He recently completed a residency at Lizierés.

 James Doyle   Designer    James has worked on a number of productions at the National Film School, as well as completing an internship at the Wexford Festival Opera 2015. He has also worked as a design assistant to Sabine Dargent on productions such as Michael Keegan Dolan’s ‘Swan Lake/Loch Na hEala'.   

James Doyle

Designer

James has worked on a number of productions at the National Film School, as well as completing an internship at the Wexford Festival Opera 2015. He has also worked as a design assistant to Sabine Dargent on productions such as Michael Keegan Dolan’s ‘Swan Lake/Loch Na hEala'.

 

 LUNG DART  Music Producer  The music of London-based duo's music has a desolate feel to it, as if the pair are kicking back against to their surroundings. London can give you the cold-eye stare and against this, James & Tim of Lung Dart give a warm and bare emotional plea to stay with them.

LUNG DART

Music Producer

The music of London-based duo's music has a desolate feel to it, as if the pair are kicking back against to their surroundings. London can give you the cold-eye stare and against this, James & Tim of Lung Dart give a warm and bare emotional plea to stay with them.

 Dan Colley  Dramaturgy   Dan i s a director, dramaturg and facilitator and co-producer of Collapsing Horse, a company that creates entertaining, provocative, audience-focused theatre that merges artistic disciplines, including puppetry, physical theatre and music.    

Dan Colley

Dramaturgy

Dan is a director, dramaturg and facilitator and co-producer of Collapsing Horse, a company that creates entertaining, provocative, audience-focused theatre that merges artistic disciplines, including puppetry, physical theatre and music. 

 

 Shaun Dunne  Mentor   Shaun is a graduate of the Abbey Theatre New Playwrights Programme. He is the writer in association for Talking Shop Ensemble and a former Rough Magic Seeds participant. 

Shaun Dunne

Mentor 

Shaun is a graduate of the Abbey Theatre New Playwrights Programme. He is the writer in association for Talking Shop Ensemble and a former Rough Magic Seeds participant.