Downstage Left proudly presents Playground 4 – The Waiting Room. With each Playground we pick a theme and present 3-5 short plays based on that theme, including work from emerging playwrights, as well as established greats.
Proof at de nieuwe anita, photo by Arjen Veldt Downstage Left performed Proof, by David Auburn, in April 2022. Our first live performance after the lockdowns was a great success. Proof is the story of Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a famous mathematician at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with the fine line … Continue reading proof
The Astronaut's Missing Passport is Downstage Left's latest production. Presented online as part of Imagine. The Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics.
Are You In Love Yet? is a Downstage Left's first original video production. Don't miss the premiere on the 24th of September!
Playground 3: One Night Stand centered around the topic of couples, both odd and ordinary, finding themselves thrown together in places challenging their sense of borders and intimacy. In the One Night Stand universe, situations quickly turned from the usual to the unusual, in unexpected ways, as our delightful duos found their relationships tested in … Continue reading Playground 3: One Night Stand
Downstage Left presented Don’t Dress for Dinner, by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon in November 2019. Bernard has high hopes for a steamy weekend away with his mistress. He has hired a gourmet chef for the occasion. His friend Robert is ready to cover for him. His wife, Jacqueline, is on her way to … Continue reading Don’t Dress for Dinner
Playground 2: Crossed Wires played at De Nieuwe Anita in June, 2019. This evening of one acts was all about people getting their wires crossed, relatable but infuriating misunderstandings, and finding love in confusing places. Praise "A great fun evening of theater" - George "Don't miss this fresh, fun and inspiring performance. I enjoyed it … Continue reading Playground 2: Crossed Wires
A 2016 Love Story was a great success. We had lots of fun. Photos from the talented Arjen Veldt An original farce, by playwright Denis Burke, A 2016 Love Story plunges us straight back into that tumultuous year. Embroiled in a madcap world of fake news, celebrity deaths and political mayhem, a chance meeting between … Continue reading A 2016 Love Story
Playground is Downstage Left’s latest venture: the beginning of a series of experimental performances, based on topics we all can recognise. We started with perhaps the most universal theme of them all: love, or the lack thereof, and the age old question: How can you make love stay?
What happens when a coming technology finally arrives? When something moves from the realm of science fiction to being the new reality? TAMARA, a timely new play by Irish playwright Denis Burke, explores the arrival of robots into our everyday lives and the unexpected challenges that brings. But this is not a story about the … Continue reading TAMARA