About Limerick Fringe
Limerick Fringe is a new vibrant, multi-genre performance based event hosted in Limerick Ireland. It is a not for profit organisation that looks to support artists and producers to promote new, vibrant and daring arts to a wider audience utilizing non-traditional spaces.
We invite applications from all performance disciplines, the programme is split up into eight main event categories these are: Cabaret, Comedy, Dance & Physical Theatre, Kids & Youth, Spoken Word, Music, Theatre and Street Performance. We encourage applicants to dream wild, to propose mad and daring collaborations.
Limerick Fringe supports homegrown creativity and welcomes national and international acts with open arms. Limerick Fringe is a showcase for your talent. We offer a platform to try out new work, increase your audiences, gain reputation and enhance your own professionalism. You will meet and build relationships with like-minded arts professionals and have fun along the way.
Limerick Fringe Vision
Our vision is to be an internationally acclaimed fringe event and professional resource, that stimulates, educates and develops audiences and artistic communities.
- We believe in equality and respect for all.
- We are friendly and professional.
- We enjoy what we do.
Limerick Fringe Team
Simon is a clown, bouffon and director who trained with Jaques LeCoq and then with Phillipe Gaulier. He has over 30 years experience of performing throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. In 2007 he established Orchard Theatre Co with the ethos of providing high quality professional development training and the presentation of modern theatrical productions encompassing clown, bouffon, physical and gestural theatre. In 2014 Simon returned to the stage as a solo performer with his self penned work “Clown Noir, This is me” which successfully toured Ireland, U.K and Denmark. In 2015 he toured “Peines d’amour perdues” a clown adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labours Lost”, this year it’s “Nose Business” the final part of the Clown Noir trilogy. Simon is also a Lecturer at I.W.A University Limerick and he is researching a Phd into “A Creative approach to Play though Mask and Clown” he is also Director of Education for Clowns International.
And now part of the Limerick Fringe Team
Fiona-Marie is a voice and dance artist, pianist, and arts/event manager based in Limerick. She has built her career in a variety of roles and organisations within the arts and culture sector, both as a practitioner and facilitator. She trained at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance where she achieved the BA in Voice and Dance, and continued on to complete her Masters in Festive Arts, coinciding with Limerick City of Culture 2014.
More recently, Fiona has been working as a tutor and project manager at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and Dance Limerick, as well as stage management at various festivals and events. Fiona also performs as a singer-songwriter, musician and contemporary dance artist. She is consistently engaged with producing work and collaborating with artists across disciplines, and has gained considerable professional experience both nationally and internationally, performing in London, Greece, Belgium, LA, and New York to name a few. Since moving to Limerick in 2009, Fiona has become an engaged and captivated member of the vibrant artistic and cultural community.
Shane is a writer of poetry, prose and plays. He has appeared in many journals worldwide including Silhouette Press, Poetry NI, and The Pickled Body. In 2015 his play, Jacqueline, ran for three nights and raised 1,000 euro for the cork Simon Community.
He is a founding member of Stanzas: An Evening of Words, based in Hook & Ladder Cafe where writers come to listen and read, and also of Cannibals Not Canadians Theatre Co, which strives to create Theatre That Leaves You Thinking.
He is partial to long walks on the beach, but prefers short ones to the pub.
Gearóid O’hAllmhurain (aka Rg Allen) Technical Manager at Dance Limerick
Director of C not C Productions Gearóid has been working in the arts, specifically theatre, street theatre, Dance and Spoken Word for more than 21 years.
Gearóid hates writing bios.
Eva is a Passionate Photographer, Mother, other half to a Clown. Loves vintage things, our cat & drinking real herbal tea. She opened her photography studio in Limerick over 6 years ago and specialises in producing portraits, headshots and promotional images for businesses and creatives.
Prior to this she worked as a Marketing Director for a number of companies, including Technology, Textiles & Theatre. Creating awareness of products and services through creative marketing strategies including website creation, electronic direct mail, marketing literature design & production and campaign management.
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