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Fishamble: The New Play Company Presents MAZ AND BRICKS

By Solstice, Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 | 0 comments










Fishamble: The New Play Company Presents MAZ AND BRICKS

A timely, provocative comedy promoting new and innovative writing

As part of its commitment to work that engages in public debates of national importance, Fishamble: The New Play Company brings Maz and Bricks by Eva O'Connor on an 11-venue nationwide tour, arriving at Solstice, Navan, on Saturday 5th May.

The production, which premiered in 2017, tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a 'Repeal the 8th' demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible.

'Marvellous theatre… almost perfect and unmissable piece of deeply moving drama’ - Sunday Independent

Written by Eva O'Connor, the production is directed by Jim Culleton with the cast of Eva O'Connor and Stephen Jones. 'Maz and Bricks' is a particularly timely piece that is not to be missed. Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning, internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.

Tickets €16, concession €14 are available from the Solstice box office, phone 046 909 2300, or online at HERE




​EVA O’CONNOR - ​Writer & Performer (Maz)

Eva O'Connor is a writer and performer from Ogonnelloe, Co. Clare. She studied English and German at Edinburgh University before completing an MA in theatre ensemble from Rose Bruford drama school in London.

Her plays include My Best Friend Drowned in a Swimming Pool, Kiss me and You Will See How Important I Am, My Name is Saoirse, Overshadowed, The Friday Night Effect ( co written with Hildegard Ryan.) and Maz and Bricks.

Eva's runs her own company Sunday's Child, with Hildegard Ryan. Eva has won various awards for her work including Best Emerging Artist Award 2012 (Edinburgh Fringe), First Fortnight Award 2014 (Dublin Fringe), Argus Angel Award 2015 (Brighton Fringe), Fishamble Award for Best New Writing 2015,  Best Theatre Award 2017 (Adelaide Fringe ).

Her play Overshadowed was recently adapted for television by BBC Three and Rollem productions, directed by Hildegard Ryan.

Eva has also written for radio. Her play My Name is Saoirse was adapted for radio by RTÉ Radio 1 and Eva's short story The Midnight Sandwich was recently aired on BBC radio 4.



Stephen is from Tallaght and is a graduate of UCD.

Notable theatre work includes: Class, Maz and Bricks, DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy, Signatories, Stones in his Pockets, From Eden, This Lime Tree Bower, Dubliners, Alone it Stands, Are you there Garth it’s me Margaret and the leading role of ‘Keano’ in I, Keano.

Film + TV work includes: Dublin Oldschool, Between the Canals, King of the Travellers, Into the Badlands, Nowhere Fast, Ripper Street, Amber, Pheasant Island, Damo & Ivor, Love/Hate and Red Rock.

Stephen is an award-winning Playwright. His play From Eden was the winner of The Stewart Parker Trust/BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama Award.

Jim Culleton - Director

Jim Culleton is the artistic director of Fishamble: The New Play Company.  For Fishamble, he has directed productions which have toured throughout Ireland, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US, including 7 productions which have transferred to New York.   His productions for Fishamble have won over a dozen Irish and international awards, including an Olivier Award for Silent by Pat Kinevane.


Jim has also directed for companies including the Abbey Theatre, Woodpecker/the Gaiety, 7:84 (Scotland), Project Arts Centre, Amharclann de hIde, Tinderbox, The Passion Machine, The Ark, Second Age, RTE Radio 1, The Belgrade, TNL Canada, Dundee Rep Ensemble, Draíocht, Barnstorm, TCD School of Drama, Frontline Defenders, CoisCéim/Crash Ensemble/GIAF, RTE lyric fm, Origin (New York), Vessel (Australia), and Symphony Space Broadway/Irish Arts Center (New York).  Jim has taught for NYU, NUIM, GSA, Uversity, the Lir, Notre Dame, TCD and UCD.

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