Kinsale Amphitheatre

History. Once the drama course was established in Kinsale college in 2000, it quickly became clear that there was a problem with performing spaces. The college doesn’t have an assembly hall, and none of the classrooms were big enough to hold an audience. Initially, the drama course rented out the Town Hall, but this was unsatisfactory, for reasons of finance and availability – not least, the Town Hall wasn’t a very suitable space for theatre. This venue has since been closed, leaving Kinsale with no arena for public performance. (The amphitheatre is therefore needed as much by the local community as the college.) The drama course, then rented theatre spaces in Cork. This was even more unsa

Something about Jessica, a devised play by Kinsale College second years.

Filmed by Jakub Walutek in the Stack Theatre Cork, something About Jessica was devised in 2015. Since 2014, Kinsale College Drama department has been pioneering a dynamic and revolutionary way of devising plays. In the past three years alone it has created 10 new plays, each of at least an hour’s duration, and each completely unique and original, demanding a variety of stylistic approaches in the staging. Designed to provide acting students with the tools to take more control over their career, (so they can create their own work and get seen, and also earn a crust,) the plays are usually created with small casts, and built with touring in mind. Devised and scripted over the two terms by seco

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