Earagail Arts Festival: Casting Call

Our friends at the Earagail Arts Festival are looking to cast a child actor in one of their big events at this year’s festival.  I Do is a show by the UK based Dante or Die Theatre Co.

Role: Kitty, Age: 9 – 11

Character: A flower girl at a wedding; Kitty is a defiant young girl hiding from her mother in the Bridal Suite. She’s precocious and has heard her mum and dad fighting the night before.

The Show: The Best Man is practicing his speech. The Bridesmaids are squeezing the bride into her dress. Mum and Dad are seeing each other for the first time in years. Grandma is struggling to dress her husband whilst the bride’s brother is getting frisky with the maid of honour. Meanwhile, the Groom is frozen…

Dante or Die’s eleven–‐strong cast voyeuristically peek into the lives of a wedding party as the big moment looms nearer. Divided into six groups, the audience discovers the twists and turns in the plot in different order, seeing the same ten minutes replayed in each of the rooms, from each character’s point of view.

[box style=”blue” closable=”un-closable”] What Next: If you or someone you know would be interested in this role and are available from 14th – 18th July 2014 inclusive, then please contact or telephone 074 91 68800 for more information on the role and application procedures.[/box]

This is an exciting opportunity for any young actor to work with a professional UK based theatre company and a wonderful show to be involved in. To find out more about Dante or Die check them out at


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Auditions for Fiesta

An Grianán Theatre will soon be holding auditions for its forthcoming production Fiesta, due to be staged at July’s Earagail Arts Festival.

Fiesta’s director Sean Donegan is looking for actors, male and female, of any age and from all walks of life, to take part in this show which celebrates Letterkenny’s famous Fiesta Ballroom.

Fiesta is a new drama commission co-produced by Earagail Arts Festival, An Grianán Theatre and Donegal County Council Arts Office and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Failte Ireland and Donegal County Council.

It is inspired by the story of Letterkenny’s legendary dancehall venue which formed such an important part of the social history of Donegal and the wider North West region. It will be one of the feature highlights of this year’s 26th Earagail Arts Festival (12-26 July 2014).

The theatre would like to meet skilled actors with some amateur and/or professional acting experience. NB: all principal performers in this production will receive financial renumeration.

If you would like to audition, please email a CV and photograph to or send to An Grianán Theatre, Port Rd, Letterkenny.

  • Please write clearly in the subject line ” Application to Audition for Fiesta”.
  • Your CV should summarise acting experience and mention any singing, dancing and music experience.
  • Your photograph should be recent, in a natural pose and from the shoulders up. It doesn’t matter if the photo is in colour or black and white and it does NOT have to be a professional acting headshot.

Successful applicants will receive an email inviting them to audition on Thursday 1st May between 2pm and 9pm at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. Auditions will be held in groups and will last approximately one hour.

In your email please indicate any times you are NOT available between 2pm and 9pm on the audition day.

Please note that all applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

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