April 6, 2018 through April 29, 2018
Fishtank Theatre is partnering with the Charlotte Street Foundation to present the regional premiere of Belfast Girls,
a play by Jaki McCarrick at La Esquina
in from April 2018. A free, First Friday Open House and artist talk will take place on Friday, April 6, 2018
and 17 live, public performances will take place from April 7 through 29, 2018
The production is directed by CSF Fellow Heidi Van
and features a cast consisting of Rasheedat Badejo
, Annie Kalahurka
, Erdin Schultz-Bever
, Lindsay Lillig
, and Kaitlin Gould
. The writer, Jaki McCarrick
, won the 2010 Papatango Prize for New Writing for her play Leopoldville
. Belfast Girls was developed at the National Theatre Studio, and was shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 2014 BBC Tony Doyle Award.
, founded in 2009, presents contemporary experimental live theatre that challenges the way theatre meets its audience. Material performed by the Fishtank is fresh, its content progressive and its writers and performers committed to the aesthetic of risk-taking.
Working with set designer, Mark Exline
, Belfast Girls
will be staged aboard a multi-level ghost ship, resembling a skeleton, and the skin and bones of the population a government let starve.
La Esquina white box walls provide a projection surface for the voyage from Ireland to Australia where the set will be completed by images of the night sky, circling birds, the sea horizon, and, finally, the destination.