Fighting Words: Young Playwrights Programme 2021

2019 was the start of a new and exciting partnership between Fighting Words and Mermaid. For the first time in Wicklow aspiring young playwrights were invited to join us for a series of workshops from September 2019 to March 2020, working towards writing their own short plays. The process included mentorship from theatre makers and regular theatre visits, but like many other performance projects, the planned live performance had to be postponed indefinitely.

So it is with great delight that we finally bring the work of these fantastic young writers to the Mermaid stage. A professional cast and directors Martha Breen and Dan Colley will present live staged readings of each of these plays, in a very special livestreamed performance from Mermaid on Sat 10 April.

Want to see just how talented these Wicklow young people are? Then make sure to get a ticket for a hugely impressive evening of new works!