Reboot Live presented 18 brand new Irish plays, presented as 6 Collections of triple bills especially written and performed live in Dublin, over three weeks, in August & September 2020.
Each play featured a cast of two socially distanced performers telling a human story in front of an audience of 10.
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Juliet Loved Her Romeo
Written By: Peter Reid
Directed By: Peter Reid
Starring: Paul Kealyn & Noni Stapleton
The poison didn't work and her stab wound turned out to be non fatal. We meet the famous star crossed lovers on their thirtieth wedding anniversary as they get to reflect on that wild weekend. Was it worth it?
The Greatest Story Ever Cast
Written By: Paul Elliot
Directed By: Paul Elliot
Starring: Jennifer Laverty & Edel Murphy
Mary is about to audition for the role of a lifetime, but she must first impress the formidable casting director,BB who knows what she wants and will not suffer fools. Mary must convince BB to see past her nervous exterior and recognise her talent and ability..
This Is How Term Ends
Written By: Gavin Kostick
Directed by: Bryan Burroughs
Starring: Alison Oliver & Ben Waddell
One last encounter before real life takes over. One chance to change everything. On a beautiful Dublin Monday morning Martha and Donal struggle to decide if it all ends here: or if it is only the beginning.
Written By: Finbarr Doyle and Jeda De Bri
Directed By: Jeda De Bri
Starring: Finbarr Doyle & Meg Healy
Supported by: Fishamble
Frank runs a late-night pirate radio station from his flat. Tonight his callers all have one thing in common.
Written By: Ken Harmon
Directed By: Peter Reid
Starring: Colm O’Brien & Sorcha Furlong
A troubled woman, at a ‘positive living’ class, befriends a jaded snake oil salesman. Realising she possesses a power he's been searching for all his life, he helps her awaken something neither of them understand or can control.
Waiting for The Man
Written By: Pat Nolan
Directed by: Sean Roper Nolan
Starring: Pat Nolan & Steve Gunn
Paddy and Gerry meet at their 'mens shed' to talk about life, the pandemic and everything. They're getting on in years and wondering if they have gotten anything right
But You Stopped Their Hearts
Written By: Amy Kidd
Directed By: Ronan Leahy
Starring: Amy Kidd & Liam Carney
Supported By: Fishamble
A young journalist returns to a place she once called Home to confront the unspeakable story of her past.
Tired and Emotional
Written By: David Butler
Directed By: David Butler
Starring: Byron Hayes, Monika Pacholec
When Ed walked out on his fiancee Katie six weeks before their wedding to hook up with Katie's friend Jana, life changed dramatically for all involved. Now, a year on, Jana is unemployed, friendless, and seven months pregnant.
Written By: Sean Millar
Directed by: Sean Millar
Starring: Neil Watkins, Sarah Kinlen
Two prisoners of theatre, Kneeler and Pedal, must perform. Telling stories is the only power they have, acting out the parts, in which they examine attitudes towards power, and asking their urgent question: what is the difference between acceptance and complicity?
Written By: Grace Kelley Fitzgerald
Directed By: Grace Kelley Fitzgerald
Starring: Michelle Costello & Graeme Coughlan
Medusa is dead, and she’s not happy about it. While Hermes, the messenger god, leads her to the afterlife, Medusa quickly realises that death is a tedious business.
Finding Love in an Abattoir
Written By: Melissa Nolan
Directed By: Matthew Ralli
Starring: Alexandra Conlon & Matthew O'Brien
Ivo is on a lone mission to expose corruption. Oona is hiding away from the world. The two meet in an abattoir. Together they find what they are missing.
The Lodge House
Written By: Katie McCann
Directed by: Katie McCann
Starring: Ashleigh Dorrell & Ciaran McGlynn
Supported by: Fishamable
At the start of the 20th Century a young doctor accepts a position on an island off the West Coast of Ireland. Isolated and out of his depth, he is soon entangled in the island’s dark past and discovers a secret that will haunt him forever.
Written By: Lisa Walsh
Directed By: Hilary Dziminski
Starring: Deborah Wiseman & Michael Bates
Humpless.. humpful.. humping.. humped.. It’s Tinder Time for Donal and Aine.
Written By: André Silviera & Rodrigo Ternevoy
Directed By: Peter Reid
Starring: Rodrigo Ternevoy & Barry John Kinsella
Marcelo writes a letter home. But where is home now for him. Performed in Portuguese by Brazilian actor Rodrigo Ternevoy and English by Irish actor Barry John Kinsella , this bilingual play is all heart.
Written By: Deirdre Kinahan
Directed by: Jed Murray
Starring: Deborah Wiseman & Neil Fleming
This delightful comedy depicts a hesitant yet burgeoning relationship between two lonely old souls, a bachelor and a widow who discover they have many common interests including classical music, ham and cheese sandwiches and massage parlours!
Don't Kill Spiders
Written By: Witt Tarantino
Directed By: Eimear Keating
Starring: Emma Creaner & Witt Tarantino
Don’t kill your local house spiders. Catch and release them, let them be, or even befriend one or two. You’d be amazed at what good listeners they can be.
A Time for Healing
Written By: Gary Duggan
Directed By: Gary Duggan
Starring: Aenne Barr & Steve Gunn
Welcome to the first in-person session of this support group for quite sometime. Counsellor, Jeff, is excited to be back. But Lara has issues to address. We’ve been through much, but with the right perspective we could see this as A Time For Healing.
Written By: Ciara Elizabeth Smyth
Directed by: Oisin Kearney
Starring: Aoibheann McCann & Michael Patrick
After being publicly accused of sexual misconduct, an up-and-coming comedian is vilified on social media and abandoned by his family. Desperate to prove he’s not a monster, he attempts to retrace his steps.This new comedy offers a theatrical exploration into the human brain via the genitals.
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