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ITI has created, built and designed two complementary, specialist databases, PLAYOGRAPHYIreland and IRISHTHEATRE.ie. These databases are major resources for theatre practitioners worldwide and reflect ITI’s contribution to the online arts infrastructure. ITI is committed to providing accurate, up-to-date and relevant information for its online professional users and audiences.

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The publication highlights designers and productions recognised as having made an outstanding and significant contributions to stage and screen design in 2007 - 2014. Stage is defined as: theatre, opera and dance; and the design areas are: costume, hair and make-up, lighting, set and sound. Screen is defined as: film and television drama; and the design areas are: costume, hair, make-up and production design.

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We are delighted to announce the launch of the Irish Society of Stage & Screen Designers. The ISSSD celebrates the work of stage and screen designers living and working in Ireland. It is a professional organisation run by designers for designers. The ISSSD acts as a hub for the sharing of information and communication between professional stage and screen designers in the national and international network of creative arts, design media and performance practices.

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Taking place every four years, Prague Quadrennial is the key international event for theatre designers in areas of set, costume, lighting, sound, make-up, video and prop-making. Irish Theatre Institute was the producer and co-ordinator of Ireland's first ever participation at the Prague Quadrennial Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture in 2007.

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PLAYOGRAPHYIreland online database of new Irish plays is complemented by analyses of its contents. ITI undertook the research for this project over a period of ten years (2001 - 2011) and, now that research is completed, further in depth analysis of the findings will be undertaken and a series of Findings Reports will be published. To date three Findings Reports are available for download (two of which are bi-lingual relating to Playography na Gaeilge) and contain a wealth of statistical information on new Irish playwriting in both the Irish and English languages.

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Irish Theatre Institute has published four editions of the Irish Theatre Handbook since 1998. This publication contained information on all Irish theatre, dance and opera companies, festivals, venues and support organisations in the Republic and Northern Ireland. It also contained information on international festivals and networks and contact information for a wide range of suppliers of services to the theatre sector. An online companion resource www.irishtheatreonline.com was launched in 2004 and re-branded as IRISHTHEATRE.ie in 2014.

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In 2007 Siobhán Bourke and Jane Daly, Irish Theatre Institute's Co-Directors were engaged by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon to lead an action research project to inform and shape the future of arts touring in Ireland. This was entitled the Touring Experiment (2007 - 2008). Working with Temple Bar Cultural Trust and Research Consultant Belinda Moller, ITI undertook this two year action research project the findings of which have informed current policy for the Arts Council's Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme.

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Over the years at numerous ITI events many important issues have been addressed in a a variety of panel discussions and presentations. Please click on the links below to listen to podcasts, view VIMEO or download transcripts from our past events. (Please note the material available for download varies from year to year)

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Phyllis Ryan – Actress, Independent Theatre Producer, 1920-2011

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the premiere production of 'An Triail' (22nd September 1964) and its English language version 'On Trial' (19th March 1965), Irish Theatre Institute celebrated the contribution of Máiréad Ní Ghráda to Irish theatre with a dedicated microsite examining the play and playwright in its theatrical and historical contexts.

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