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It’s finally here. A landmark collaboration between the people of Ireland and New York. A place for everyone to celebrate our common humanity. A new canvas for the arts in New York City. A new era in the cultural life of the global Irish diaspora. A seedbed of ideas. A statement of promise and possibility. A culmination and a new beginning.

WELCOME HOME THE NEW IRISH ARTS CENTER


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CONTENTS

WELCOME HOME

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THE NEW IRISH ARTS CENTER 7 2 6 1 1 T H AV E N U E (51ST & 52ND ST) H E L L’ S K I TC H E N N E W YO R K C I T Y

OPENING SEASON DECEMBER 2021–DECEMBER 2022

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THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE Camille O’Sullivan: Where Are We Now?

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Corcadorca: Enda Walsh’s The Same

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Good Vibrations: A Punk Rock Musical

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Dead Centre: Chekhov’s First Play

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DANCE

Supporting Season Partner

Oona Doherty: Hard to Be Soft — A Belfast Prayer

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Mufutau Yusuf: Òwe

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Masters in Collaboration: Seán Curran Meets Darrah Carr

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MUSIC

Additional Major Seasonwide Support

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Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble

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Ireland in Music Live

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The Bluegrass Situation Presents: A St. Patrick’s Festival

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Ye Vagabonds

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Anna Mieke

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Pillow Queens In Residence

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Ragas to Reels

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LITERATURE, HUMANITIES & FILM

THE NEW BUILDING

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Kia Corthron: Moon and the Mars

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MEMBERSHIP

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Muldoon’s Picnic

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Manchán Magan: Arán & Im

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THE NEW CLADDAGH CIRCLE

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THE SPIRIT OF IRELAND GALA

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SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS

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Féile na Gaeilge / Irish Language Day

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Arracht

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13th Annual PoetryFest

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ACCESS / KEEPING YOU SAFE SEASON CALENDAR

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VISUAL ARTS Curator-in-Residence

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Group Exhibition: The Space We Occupy

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Maud Cotter: a consequence of – a dappled world

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FAMILY & COMMUNITY St. Patrick’s Open Day

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10th Annual Book Day

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Branar: How to Catch a Star

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Irish Arts Center Dance and Music Festival

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Oíche Shamhna / An Irish Halloween

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EDUCATION

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DIGITAL

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THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE “An extraordinary inaugural season in a beautiful new venue—both vital and electric” ENDA WALSH

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Camille O’Sullivan Where Are We Now? “Ravishing, a superb performer”

“Spellbinding storytelling in song— magnificent”

THE GUARDIAN

December 4–31, 2021 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

THE TIMES

Camille O’Sullivan captures the madness of our world, and the redemption in our coming together again, with an unforgettable musical journey to mark this extraordinary moment. Backed by a world-class ensemble of musicians, including longtime collaborator Feargal Murray on piano, Camille’s rhapsodic interpretations of an eclectic assembly of songs from iconic New York and Irish songwriters asks—as we turn the page on a new chapter—Where Are We Now?

Presented with generous support from Jeanne Donovan Fisher

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“A courageous and singular performer … One of the most gifted interpreters of narrative songs yet to appear” IRISH TIMES

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“Riveting, superbly realised” THE GUARDIAN

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U.S. Premiere

Enda Walsh The Same A Corcadorca production

Best New Play Best Actress

Eileen Walsh, Catherine Walsh IRISH TIMES IRISH THEATRE AWARDS 2017

February 16–March 6, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

When two women, both named Lisa, meet for the first time, they come to realize they have more in common than just a name. This immersive, mind-bending drama by Tony-winner Enda Walsh features tour-deforce performances by two of Ireland’s most celebrated theatre actors, Eileen Walsh and Catherine Walsh.

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U.S. Premiere

Good Vibrations A Punk Rock Musical

A Lyric Theatre, Belfast production

New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!

July 13–August 14, 2022 More info: irishartscenter.org

Based on the BAFTA award-winning film by Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry, Good Vibrations chronicles the story of Terri Hooley, a radical, rebel, and music-lover in 1970s Belfast. When the Troubles shut down his city and his friends take sides, Terri opens a record shop and becomes the unlikely leader of a motley band of kids who join his mission to create a new community, an alternative Ulster, and bring his hometown back to life. This thrilling new musical features a cast of twelve and a bounty of anthems from Northern Ireland’s punk era, including the Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks,” the Outcasts’ “Just Another Teenage Rebel,” and Stiff Little Fingers’ “Alternative Ulster.”

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“Glorious … The full-throated spirit of punk is alive and roaring”

Photo credit: Christopher Heaney

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“Stand back and watch the theatrical fireworks explode” THE GUARDIAN

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U.S. Premiere

Dead Centre Chekhov’s First Play An Irish Arts Center co-commission

“[A] brilliant endeavour ... Riveting to watch”

“Iconoclastic and joyful ... Returns us to the essence of theatre”

IRISH TIMES

LE MONDE

October 19– November 6, 2022 More info: irishartscenter.org

During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov placed many of her late brother Anton’s manuscripts in a safety deposit box. In 1921, Soviet scholars opened the box and discovered a play. The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. Unstageable. Like life. The thrilling Irish contemporary theatre company Dead Centre has deconstructed the Chekhov text into an explosive and stirring work—a “wildly playful piece about the elusiveness of meaning” (Guardian)—that has dazzled audiences around the world.

Presented with generous support from Georganne Aldrich Heller

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DANCE “Being creative helps you figure out the world” OONA DOHERTY

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U.S. Premiere

Oona Doherty Hard to Be Soft — A Belfast Prayer “This contemporary choreographer and performer from Belfast is astonishing” GIA KOURLAS, NEW YORK TIMES

January 13–23, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

Oona Doherty, “the most exciting young voice in contemporary dance” (Guardian), delivers a stunning tribute to the men and women of inner city Belfast, mining beneath the turbulence and machismo to reveal the human core of her hometown. Featuring Oona Doherty, Sam Finnegan, John Scott, and the Sugar Army.

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“A potent dance of rage and resilience … A major achievement” #1 Dance Show of 2019 THE GUARDIAN

Silver Lion 2021

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Mufutau Yusuf Òwe “When the charismatic Mufutau Yusuf is on stage, it’s hard to look anywhere else” GIA KOURLAS, NEW YORK TIMES

April 21–24, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

One of Europe’s most electrifying dance artists, seen previously in New York with Irish Modern Dance Theatre at La Mama and 92Y’s Fridays at Noon series, Mufutau Yusuf makes his full-length NYC choreographic debut with Òwe—“proverb” in the Yoruba language. Using personal and found archival material as concept, visual design and soundscape, and with a highly-charged amalgam of traditional and contemporary movement, Yusuf seeks to decode his personal identity through the lens of the ancestral.

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Masters in Collaboration:

Seán Curran Meets Darrah Carr Commissioned by Irish Arts Center

“Ms. Carr’s immensely likable and skillful dancers move with a space-gobbling buoyancy and openness that looks as if they might take flight” NEW YORK TIMES

September 28– October 2, 2022 More info: irishartscenter.org

Two choreographers whose lifelong relationships with dance began as children with Irish step and branched in bold, distinct directions, bring together the creative languages they’ve each cultivated. Carr— whose innovative ModERIN style draws from Irish music, step dance footwork and spatial patterns—and Curran—whose acclaimed contemporary works have graced some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including BAM and the Joyce Theater—will merge their knowledges of tradition and invention, culminating in a brand new collaborative dance piece.

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Photo credit: Photo credit: David Samuel Stern (Seán Curran)

“A stunning marriage of virtuosity and emotion. [Seán Curran] dances like a soul in free fall, furiously moving his limbs to express sadness, shame, and ecstasy.” NEW YORK TIMES

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MUSIC “Something we dream about as artists” LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ

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Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble

February 3–6, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

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Martin Hayes’ virtuosic interpretations of Irish traditional melodies and eclectic collaborations, including the Gloaming (deemed “contemporary music-making at its best” by the Irish Times), have made him one of the most influential and impactful musicians in modern history. His newest undertaking, the Common Ground Ensemble, debuts this spring at Irish Arts Center in New York and the National Concert Hall in Dublin, and once again showcases the enduring language of Irish music in a global context. Martin Hayes, fiddle Cormac McCarthy, piano Kate Ellis, cello Kyle Sanna, guitar Brian Donnellan, bouzouki, harmonium and concertina

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“If there’s one thing that the Common Ground Ensemble shares with all of Hayes’s past projects, it’s the purity of the vision: that eternal musical quest” IRISH TIMES

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Ireland in Music Live Hothouse Flowers in collaboration with Tolü Makay, Enda Gallery, Strange Boy, and Clare Sands

“A fusion of hip-hop and Irish trad. And it works.” IRISH TIMES

March 10–13, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

A live companion to the TV show airing on WNET and ALL ARTS that captured performances in Ireland’s most magnificent sites, this concert series of the same name brings together artists from different corners of the contemporary Irish music landscape— singer-songwriter Enda Gallery, soul artist Tolü Makay, fiddler Clare Sands, and rapper Strange Boy—for a slate of shows f​ eaturing unlikely collaborations and emceed by house band Hothouse Flowers.

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“A snapshot of Ireland as filtered through the ears, mouths, hearts and souls of the enlightened”

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Photo credits: Michelle Lotker (Jake Blount, Tatiana Hargreaves & Allison de Groot), Hillary Rees (Nic Gareiss)

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The Bluegrass Situation Presents

A St. Patrick’s Festival With Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, and more March 17–19, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

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Standard-bearing national and international roots music hub The Bluegrass Situation presents a three-night celebration of Irish American musical traditions, placing them within our past, present and future. Headliners include Jake Blount, award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer, and scholar specializing in the music of Black and Indigenous communities in the southeastern United States; Nic Gareiss, acclaimed for his “dexterous melding of Irish and Appalachian dance” (New York Times); Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, whose recent selftitled collaborative release won the Independent Music Award for Best Bluegrass Album; and special guests.

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“The duo are central to the recent folk revival: where bare-bone vocals and deliciously austere arrangements are a hallmark of the sound, and where the song reigns supreme” IRISH TIMES

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Ye Vagabonds

“Earthy, intriguing mix, recognizably Irish yet with an energy all its own”

Best Folk Group Best Album Best Track 2019 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards

IRISH EXAMINER

April 7–10, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

Ye Vagabonds (brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn) fluidly combine traditional Irish and European music with American old time and 1960s folk revival influences, reimagining old repertoire and instilling in their own writing these rich sonic histories. Following their sold-out U.S. debut with us in 2020 before the world changed, these young tradition-bearers return to a transformed Irish Arts Center for four enchanting evenings.

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Anna Mieke

NOMINEE

Best Emerging Artist RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019

May 19–22, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

“Warped Window” from Idle Mind featured in the series Normal People The Wicklow-born artist, an alum of the influential Other Voices festival and one of the new vanguard of Ireland’s folk scene, assembles her band and special guests for a concert series showcasing the tender songwriting and meticulous string instrumentation of her debut album, Idle Mind, and forthcoming new release.

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Pillow Queens In Residence NOMINEE

Irish Album of the Year Irish Song of the Year RTÉ CHOICE MUSIC PRIZE 2020

September 12–18, 2022 More info: irishartscenter.org

The Guardian’s “most exciting indierockers” of 2020 curate a weeklong residency featuring some of their favorite New York artists, culminating with their own standing-room headline shows capturing the independent spirit, ferocity, and emotion of Dublin’s contemporary music scene.

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​​“One of Ireland’s best new bands in a country (let alone a city) not short on them”

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THE GUARDIAN

“Some of the most talented musical prospects to emerge from Ireland in recent years” IRISH TIMES

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Ragas to Reels

Utsav Lal, Linda Buckley, Sam Comerford, Ganavya, Nitin Mitta, and Sahar Romani With the Asian American Writers’ Workshop

“High energy meeting of the East and West ... Finding areas of commonality and overlap where previously it seemed that none existed” TERRY BLAIN

November 17–19, 2022 More info: irishartscenter.org

The acclaimed Steinway artist Utsav Lal returns to Irish Arts Center for a special presentation bringing together two living musical heritages— Indian classical and Irish traditional. Lal’s genre collisions and collaborations (here, with composer Linda Buckley, flute, whistle and sax player Sam Comerford, vocalist Ganavya, tabla player Nitin Mitta, and poet Sahar Romani) generate a riveting new sound, reflective of the complexities of identity—and connectivity of music—in a fluid world. This concert weekend will also feature a special, adapted performance just for kids.

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LITERATURE, HUMANITIES, & FILM “To have a space in which people come together and collectively begin to make sense of things, to see how others might view the world ... to have that space is vital” PAUL MULDOON

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Kia Corthron Moon and the Mars In association with the Tenement Museum

“Theo is the lone narrator in Moon and the Mars, but her voice is so rich with the locutions and grammatical tics of her joint heritage that it sounds almost choral” WALL STREET JOURNAL

January 26, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

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Kia Corthron discusses her new novel examining racism, family, and identity through the eyes of Theo, a young girl growing up between the homes of her Irish and Black grandparents in the Five Points neighborhood of mid-19th century New York City.

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Visit irishartscenter.org for more literature, film, and humanities programming throughout the year. OPENING SEASON 2021–2022

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Muldoon’s Picnic “Okay, it’s not actually a picnic but a music-and-literature extravaganza” TIME OUT NEW YORK

February 7, March 14, April 11, September 12, October 10, November 14, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

With a name that harkens back to a late 1800s New York vaudeville act, this moveable feast of an event—curated and presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and songwriter Paul Muldoon—combines music, prose and poetry, and high commentary and low comedy with an evolving lineup of world-class guests and house band Rogue Oliphant. We are delighted to present this beloved artist-curated omnium gatherum, and its mix of joyful casualness and breathtaking artistry, in our state-of-the-art new home.

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Manchán Magan Arán & Im A Once Off Productions presentation

“A magical vision is hidden in the Irish language—we need to rediscover it” MANCHÁN MAGAN

April 1–3, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

Arán & Im is a theatrical performance/ installation in which the writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread for 70 minutes while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language—exploring potent words of landscape and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world. It is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with Manchán’s freshly-baked bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream. Arán & Im was originally presented in association with the Abbey Theatre and will be a featured event of Irish Language Day (see following page).

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Féile na Gaeilge / Irish Language Day

Feast and Famine / Féasta Agus Gorta In association with the Irish Institute of New York

April 3, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

Open to Gaeilge enthusiasts of all levels, the day’s events include music, media, and literary workshops, a staging of Manchán Magan’s Arán & Im, and a screening of the film Arracht. Seats to standalone stagings of Arán & Im are available April 1–2. Tickets to Arracht can also be purchased separately.

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Arracht April 3, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

"Unmissable … A beautifully crafted murder ballad" IRISH TIMES

As famine progresses, a fisherman unable to protect his family is subsumed by darkness until a helpless girl saves him from despair. Join Irish Arts Center and the Irish Film Institute for a screening of the award-winning film Arracht, set in 1840s Connemara. Attendees of Feile na Gaeilge 2022 get free admtion to this screening.

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13th Annual

PoetryFest

Curated by Nick Laird and Katie Raissian Presented in association with Glucksman Ireland House NYU

“PoetryFest brings together writers from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss, read from and generally cheer on the enduring poetic community of Ireland” TIME OUT NEW YORK

December 1–4, 2022 More info: irishartscenter.org

Brimming with verse and conversation, PoetryFest has for 13 years brought “literary revelry” (New Yorker) to audiences across NYC. Curated by Nick Laird with guest curator Katie Raissian, the weekend-long festival is a haven away from our world of fast online verbiage, celebrating the value of sitting and listening to words written with sharpened care, intent, and nuance by today’s foremost poets.

Presented with generous support from Mary Lou and Joe Quinlan

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VISUAL ARTS “Irish creative identity travels as easily as Irish people do … and we’re everywhere” GEORGE BOLSTER

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Pictured: Neil Carroll, Rupture, 2018


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Curator-in-Residence As part of the Opening Season in the New Irish Arts Center, we welcome our inaugural curator-in-residence, Miranda Driscoll, executive director of Solas Nua, Washington, D.C., and former director of Sirius Arts Centre in Cork, to help us bring to life the visual arts canvases within our theatre, atrium, ground floor, and interstitial spaces. Driscoll’s term includes curation of our opening group exhibition, The Space We Occupy, and summer theatre installation, a consequence of – a dappled world, a retrospective of work by Maud Cotter.

We also welcome Dublin-based visual artist and curator Moran Been-noon, who will serve as guest curator for a yet-to-be-announced exhibition in 2023.

More info: irishartscenter.org

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The Space We Occupy

George Bolster, Neil Carroll, Colin Crotty, Katie Holten, Fiona Kelly, and Ailbhe Ní Bhriain Curated by Miranda Driscoll

December 4, 2021– May 22, 2022 Artist talk: March 30, 2022 For visiting hours and more info: irishartscenter.org

In a multi-media activation of the public realms of 726 11th Avenue, six artists representing the breadth and depth of contemporary Irish visual art use installation, photography, print and drawing, as well as paint and plaster—the physical materials of the building’s renovation— to mark the opening of the New Irish Arts Center and invite the viewer to consider the space we occupy during our short time on Earth.

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Photo credits: George Bolster (right), Ailbhe Ní Bhriain [The Muses (v), left]


Photo credits: a solution is in the room / four, Maud Cotter, 2013 (Simon Mills, top); the moon is falling, Maud Cotter, 2018; and Maud Cotter portrait (Roland Paschhoff)

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Maud Cotter a consequence of a dappled world Curated by Miranda Driscoll

Theatre installation: May 27–June 23, 2022 Building-wide installation: May 27–September 5, 2022 For visting hours and more info: irishartscenter.org

Taking its title from “Pied Beauty,” a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins celebrating the diverse and disparate nature of existence, visual artist Maud Cotter’s solo exhibition questions the nature of form and physical reality. Concepts are liquid; finding form and cohesion through making, calling into question the very nature of physical reality and the place of human will within such a mercurial mix. Bringing together works developed from 2015 onward, Cotter offers transcendent visions of the materials she uses, though in her mind, the primary material is the invisible force-field that holds things together.

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FAMILY & COMMUNITY “A welcoming space where all the community and artists can meet, inspire one another, and share and celebrate their imaginations” BRANAR TÉATAR DO PHÁISTÍ

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St. Patrick’s Open Day “Irish Arts Center’s annual extravaganza ... An Irish favorite for kids and parents.” TIME OUT NEW YORK

March 13, 2022 More info: irishartscenter.org

You’re very welcome to a whole new Irish Arts Center: an institution transformed in our capacity to entertain, inform, explore, and amaze, but still to our core the same warm, hospitable home. Join us this St. Patrick’s season for a special Open Day with live music and dance, crafts, and a free sampling of our educational offerings.

Presented with generous support from The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of New York

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10th Annual Book Day March 17, 2022 More info: irishartscenter.org

This St. Patrick’s Day, we’re honoring James Joyce’s singular, and singularly influential, novel Ulysses. Celebrating the tome’s 100th anniversary, and continuing the Book Day tradition of recognizing the breadth of Irish literature alongside that of other cultures, our tenth anniversary event will also offer titles by Jewish authors from around the world, in a tribute to Ulysses’ iconic Jewish protagonist, Leopold Bloom. As always, our volunteers and staff, sponsors and supporters—along with our partners at Literature Ireland, the New York City Council and the New York State Assembly—will hand out thousands of free books across all five boroughs.

Presented with generous support from The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of New York

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Branar Téatar do Pháistí How to Catch a Star “Visually stunning with a twinkling score” IRISH TIMES

May 4–15, 2022 Tickets and info: irishartscenter.org

Based on the beloved book by award-winning Northern Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí’s How to Catch a Star combines wondrous puppetry with a score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire for a magical theatre experience that reminds us all to follow our dreams. For ages 4 to infinity. To learn about special performances for schools and youth programs, email jessie@irishartscenter.org.

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Photo credit: Anita Murphy

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. OPENING SEASON 2021–2022

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Irish Arts Center Dance and Music Festival In association with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance

June 11, 2022 More info: irishartscenter.org

In celebration of National Immigrant Heritage Month, we invite performers from communities across the city to help us celebrate this annual traditional arts festival in Riverside Park. Join us on Pier I for a free day of music and dance performances, sessions, céilís, workshops, and cultural activities. Part of Riverside Park’s Summer on the Hudson event series.

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Oíche Shamhna / An Irish Halloween “At this Irish Halloween celebration, kids can learn about the spooky traditions indigenous to the Emerald Isle” TIME OUT NEW YORK

October 30, 2022 More info: irishartscenter.org

OPENING SEASON 2021–2022

In this by-turns spooky and heartwarming afternoon of folklore and fun, delve into the ancient autumnal tradition of Oíche Shamhna, the eve of Samhain, across which bonfires lit the land orange and our world was believed to open to the realm of spirits. Watch performances, play age-old Irish Halloween games, and learn about the origins of trickor-treating, dressing in costume, and carving jack-o’-lanterns (originally turnips).

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EDUCATION “It’s never too late to take up an instrument or explore a new passion!” JAMES CLEVELAND

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Education For the first time, IAC classes in music, dance, Irish language, playwriting, and storytelling will be offered both in-person and online, providing learning opportunities for everyone—from anywhere. New Yorkbased students can find their own creative home in the New Irish Arts Center, while Irish culture enthusiasts from around the world

can continue to engage with one another in our ever-expanding virtual classroom. Join us for winter, spring or fall terms, and stay tuned for announcements about master classes led by Liz Knowles, Jake Blount, George Bolster, and more. Visit irishartscenter.org for complete course listings and registration details.

WINTER 2022 TERM STARTS JANUARY 18 On sale starting December 7, 2021 SPRING 2022 TERM STARTS APRIL 11 On sale starting February 28, 2022 FALL 2022 TERM STARTS SEPTEMBER 19 On sale starting August 8, 2022

Presented with generous support from The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of New York

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Classes MUSIC Bodhrán

Tin Whistle

Bodhrán I: Introduction

Tin Whistle I: Beginners

Bodhrán II: Advanced Beginners

Tin Whistle II: Advanced Beginners

Celtic Harp

Tin Whistle III: Intermediate

Celtic Harp I: Beginners

Voice

Celtic Harp II: Advanced Beginners (Exploring Melody and Chords)

Traditional Irish Singing I: Beginners

Celtic Harp III: Intermediate (Chordal Techniques) Fiddle Fiddle I: Absolute Beginners Fiddle II: Beginners Fiddle III: Advanced Beginners Fiddle IV: Early Intermediate Fiddle V: Intermediate

Traditional Irish Singing II: Intermediate DANCE Hard Shoe Irish Step Dance: Introduction Step Dance I: Beginners Step Dance II: Advanced Beginners Step Dance for Kids: Introduction Set Dance

Fiddle VI: Advanced

IRISH LANGUAGE

Guitar

Irish Language I: Introduction (multiple sections)

Guitar Accompaniment for Irish Tunes I: Beginners

Irish Language IIA: Beginners

Guitar Accompaniment for Irish Tunes II: Intermediate

Irish Language III: Early Intermediate

Mandolin

Irish Language IIB: Advanced Beginners Irish Language IV: Intermediate Irish Language V: Advanced

Mandolin I: Beginners Mandolin II: Advanced Beginners

THEATRE ARTS

Multi-Instrumental

Playwriting I: Introduction

Learning Tunes by Ear Traditional Music Ensemble Theory

Advanced Playwriting Workshop Storytelling I: Beginners Storytelling II: Intermediate

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Digital Since March 2020, Irish Arts Center virtual programming has reached more than 400,000 people in 49 states and 123 countries. As we return to live events, we will sustain our digital platforms including online classes, our Irish Word of the Week and Poem of the Week series, the Weekend Playlist, and much more.

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We will also expand our reach through a new partnership with the New Yorkbased Emmy-winning arts and culture hub ALL ARTS, including a suite of programs presented as part of ALL ARTS Radio Hour, available on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Long Island’s only NPR station, wliw.org/radio or wherever you listen to podcasts. This collaboration will begin with the radio and podcast premiere of our 13th annual PoetryFest and the 12th season of Muldoon’s Picnic, an evening of music, storytelling and poetry hosted by Pulitzer Prize-

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winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon. It follows our fall 2021 partnership with ALL ARTS on Afterwards, a digital commission written and directed by Enda Walsh, for their groundbreaking series The First Twenty, now streaming nationwide on the ALL ARTS website and app. Created by The WNET Group, the community-supported home of New York’s PBS stations, ALL ARTS is breaking new ground as the premier destination for inspiration, creativity and art of all forms. Learn more at irishartscenter.org and AllArts.org.

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“Both a culmination and a new beginning”

The New Building After more than a decade of visioning, development, and planning, the New Irish Arts Center opens its doors to begin the next chapter in our history. This landmark collaboration between the people of Ireland and New York signifies a new era in the cultural life of the global Irish diaspora, and provides an important new canvas for the development and presentation of the performing arts in New York City. The New Irish Arts Center will reflect Ireland’s emerging position as a modern European country, and build on its legacy as a land of poets. It will provide a home for innovation, collaboration and development in the world’s cultural

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capital, and a place for people of all backgrounds to come together to celebrate our common humanity in the environment of Irish hospitality for which Ireland—and Irish Arts Center—is renowned. The Opening Season of the New Irish Arts Center will be both a culmination and a new beginning. It will be a statement of promise and possibility as a new cultural institution is reborn in New York. We invite you to join us at this transformative moment.

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The centerpiece of the new building is a state-of-the-art flexible theatre with a telescopic seating system, wire tension grid, plywood walls with unistrut, and masonite floors. It is intended to serve as a space for theatre, dance, music, visual arts, interdisciplinary work, residencies, and special events.

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With a resilient floor, full-size mirror, PA system, and drop-down screen and projector, our ground floor studio will be a wonderful setting for music and dance classes, rehearsals, residencies, community meetings, and small gatherings.

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Our top floor library is an intimate, warmly appointed space for classes, meetings, and special events. It offers generous city views (with a glimpse of the Hudson!) through three large, floor-to-ceiling windows on the west wall. With a small kitchenette and adjacent private bathrooms, the library will also be used as a lounge for our Claddagh Circle supporters.

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Our ground floor welcomes you to come early and stay late. Simple and elegant food and beverage service by Ardesia, our neighborhood partner, and contemporary Irish craft furniture by Orior— provide a wonderful setting for Irish hospitality. Our south gallery wall will present rotating exhibitions as part of our expanding visual arts program.

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At the theatre entrance level and above, a generous atrium space, bordered by the historic original brick façade from Cybert Tire (built in 1916) and a dynamic load-bearing ceiling for hanging visual art, provides the perfect setting for audiences and artists to experience the wonderful blend of “the old and the new” that is so essential to the identity of our new home.

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Membership

FÁILTE ROMHAT, A CHARA.

Welcome to the New Irish Arts Center membership program.

WE INVITE YOU to join our thriving

community of arts and culture enthusiasts and celebrate with us during this monumental year, while availing of the incredible benefits our new program has to offer.

WE WILL CONTINUE to offer the visionary artistry, warmth, and hospitality you’ve come to love, but are emboldened by a building and space that reflects the dynamism of the art and community that have formed here. Your New Irish Arts Center gives us so much room to reach greater heights, with our artists, and with you.

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MEMBERS ENJOY THESE BENEFITS

$75

$150

$250

$500

$1,000

SUPPORTER*

ADVOCATE

PATRON

BENEFACTOR

LEADER

Learn something new! Get 20% off class registrations.

Enjoy a 10% discount on tickets (one per show).

Buy tickets before the general public with exclusive access to our members-only pre-sale.

Mix and mingle with other IAC members at members-only happy hour events.

Let’s celebrate! Tickets to our annual “Thank You” Party are available exclusively to IAC members.

Receive members-only communications featuring special announcements, invitations, and exclusive artist content.

Waived ticket exchange fees—you won’t be charged if your plans change!

Let us get the first round! Receive vouchers for two (2) complimentary drinks in the café.

Enjoy a 15% discount on tickets (one per show).

Enjoy a 10% discount on food and beverages in our café.

Get recognition in our season brochure.

Let’s celebrate! You’re invited to our annual Members “Thank You” Party.

Enjoy a 20% discount on tickets (one per show).

Show your Irish Arts Center pride with an exclusive IAC tote bag.

Enjoy a 20% discount on tickets (two per show).

Get one pair of complimentary tickets to a regularly scheduled performance.

Watch from the best seats in the house! We’ll upgrade your seats the day of the performance (when available).

Get two pairs of complimentary tickets to regularly scheduled performances.

You’re invited to an exclusive Claddagh Circle Member Cocktail Party.

Experience our exclusive Claddagh Circle Member Lounge for select performances.

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The New Claddagh Circle CELEBRATING & SUPPORTING ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE

The Claddagh Circle is a vital group of our most generous friends, who help us build and sustain the standard of excellence in our programming while ensuring its accessibility to all. AS A CLADDAGH CIRCLE MEMBER , you’ll be able to see all the exciting programming in the New Irish Arts Center, with the best seats in the house and access to the Claddagh Circle Lounge.

YOU’LL BE INVITED to join us for some of the most exciting nights of the season—our opening night performances. We’ll invite you to connect with other supporters at special Claddagh cocktail gatherings, and with our favorite artists during our exclusive meet-and-greets. MOST IMPORTANTLY, you’ll experience the

transformative impact of your support firsthand in our magnificent new home. Become one of the first New Claddagh Circle members in the New Irish Arts Center today.

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“Great artists are not just born. They grow with the nurturing and support of institutions and patrons, like Irish Arts Center and the members of our Claddagh Circle, who give them the opportunity to tell their stories, and take us, the audience, on a journey that connects us ever deeper to our artistic heartbeat.” LIAM NEESON, HONORARY CO-CHAIR

ANGEL

LAUREATE

SCHOLAR

FRIEND

All the base benefits, plus:

All the base benefits, plus:

All the base benefits, plus:

All the base benefits, plus:

The opportunity to host your own private reception in our Library or Studio spaces for up to 40 guests, with the rental fee waived.

Informal post-show meet-and-greets with the artists whenever you come to a show.

Four (4) complimentary tickets to opening night performances and parties with the artists in the New Irish Arts Center Café.

Two (2) complimentary tickets to opening night performances and parties with the artists in the New Irish Arts Center Café.

Invitations to exclusive Claddagh Circle pre-show gatherings throughout the year in our top floor Library with great views, and special balcony seating for the performance.

Invitations to exclusive Claddagh Circle parties and events.

$25,000

Informal post-show meet-and-greets with the artists whenever you come to a show. Eight (8) complimentary tickets to opening night performances and parties with the artists in the New Irish Arts Center Café. Invitations to exclusive Claddagh Circle pre-show gatherings throughout the year in our top floor Library with great views, and special balcony seating for the performance.

$10,000

Six (6) complimentary tickets to opening night performances and parties with the artists in the New Irish Arts Center Café. Invitations to exclusive Claddagh Circle pre-show gatherings throughout the year in our top floor Library with great views, and special balcony seating for the performance.

$5,000

$2,500

BASE BENEFITS FOR ALL LEVELS The best seats in the house every time you join us. Dedicated concierge service for ticketing—we’ll take care of everything for you! Access to the Claddagh Circle Lounge (including complimentary wine, soft drinks and snacks, and private restrooms). Gift yourself or a friend one complimentary class each semester in Irish language, music, dance, writing, theatre, or humanities. Have your generosity recognized in black and white with your name printed in our season brochure and program playbills. Wear your Claddagh Circle support with pride with a limited-edition Irish Arts Center fleece.

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WELCOME HOME THE NEW IRISH ARTS CENTER

GALA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10 CIPRIANI 42ND STREET

Save the date for a historic night and the party of the year! Honoring RON COUGHLI N Chief Executive Officer, Petco Featuring GA BR IEL BY R N E and special guests With performances by 2021 National Heritage Award winner JOA N IE M A DDEN and CHER ISH T HE L A DIES and CA MILLE O’ SU LLI VA N For more information and to reserve your place for this historic occasion, please email Amanda Talarico at amanda@irishartscenter.org.

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ALMOST HOME: THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE NEW IRISH ARTS CENTER LEAD DONORS Devlin Family Foundation

Roma Downey

Loretta Brennan Glucksman

The Ireland Funds

FOUNDING PATRONS Georganne Aldrich Heller

Anonymous

Anonymous

Gerry Boyle

Caroline and Andy Breslin

Charina Endowment Fund

Covillo Lynch Foundation

Norah and John S. Daly

The Donaghy Family

Daniel Donnelly

Jeanne Donovan Fisher and Family

John Duffy

Kathleen and Kevin Fee

Pat and Jim Houlihan

Howard Gilman Foundation

Irish Hunger Memorial

Melissa and Paul Keary

Mary and Shaun Kelly and Family

Julia and Declan Kelly

Robert J. McCann

Morgan Stanley

Eileen Murray

Patricia and John Nallen

Shane Naughton

Sharon Lee Patrick

Diane and Jim Quinn

Society of Friendly Sons in NYC

Ursula Burns

Pamela and Thomas Campbell Jackson

John Fitzpatrick

Deb and Brian Henry

Irish Institute of New York

Eileen and Kevin Keane

Peggy and Michael McGrath

Peggy and Eugene McQuade

Tom Moran

Kathleen and Donal O'Sullivan

Mary Lou and Joe Quinlan

CENTENARY CIRCLE Coca Cola Company in honor of Donald Keough

A SEAT IN YOUR HONOR Andrew and Carolyn Albstein

Andrew and Froma Benerofe

Marianne and Philip Bleser

Cement & Concrete Workers Local 18A

Tracy and Frank Bisignano Paula and Donal Clancy

Richard J. Daly

Pat and Dermot Desmond

Lawrence & Megan Foley Family Foundation Laura and Michael Higgins

Terry George

John and Patricia Heller

Christina and Adrian Jones

Gina Maria Leonetti

John Martin

Dolores McCall

Sheila and Gene McCarthy

Ellen McCourt

Brendan and Kenane McDonagh

J.P. and Noreen McManus

Joseph Moglia

Paul Muldoon

NYC District Council of Carpenters

Denis and Catherine O'Brien

Marianna and Brian O'Dwyer

Michael O'Hara

Kathy and Peter Quinn

Glen Radovich

Lorraine and Patrick Reidy

Jim Sheridan

Pam and Matthew Sutherland

Tara Circle Fund

Nancy and Steven Vincent

Denise and Bill Whelan

Maureen White and Steven Rattner INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORTERS

The City of New York

The Government of Ireland

The State of New York

Bill de Blasio, Mayor

Micheal Martin, Taoiseach

Kathy Hochul, Governor

Mike Bloomberg, Mayor

Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach

Andrew Cuomo, Governor

Corey Johnson, Council Speaker

Enda Kenny, Taoiseach

George Pataki, Governor

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Speaker

Brian Cowen, Taoiseach

Carl Heastie, Speaker

Christine Quinn, Council Speaker

Michael D. Higgins, President

Andrea Stewart Cousins, Senate Majority Leader

City Council Irish Caucus

Mary McAleese, President

John Flanagan, Senate Majority Leader

Daniel Dromm, Chair

Simon Coveney, Minister, DFAT

American Irish Legislators Society

Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President

Catherine Martin, Minister, DCHG

Michael Cusick, Chairman

Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

Josepha Madigan, Minister, DCHG

Brian Kavanagh, Senator

Heather Humphreys, Minister, DCHG

Brad Hoylman, Senator Linda B. Rosenthal, Assemblymember

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The Campaign for the New Irish Arts Center

Irish Arts Center Signage

FOUNDERS $250,000 AND UP

Our most generous supporters will be commemorated as Founders with a beautiful tribute embedded on the interior brick façade of our new building.

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CENTENARY CIRCLE

A SEAT IN YOUR HONOR

$100,000 AND UP

$50,000 AND UP

The Centenary Circle will celebrate the history of Ireland and Irish America through a collage of moments, curated by award-winning author Belinda McKeon, in a beautiful physical feature within the stairwell of the new building.

By naming a seat in one of our performance venues, you will ensure that generations to come will have access to exciting, high quality cultural experiences that tell our story and create memories to last a lifetime.

Naming opportunities are available. Gifts and pledges at all levels are welcome and encouraged—we invite everyone to play a role to help us make this New Irish Arts Center the best it can be. Thank you! Please contact Barry Ó Séanáin at 212-757-3318 x226 or barry@irishartscenter.org for more information.

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS Accenture Roberto Achacoso and Aidan Connolly Jeanne Achille AIG John Albright Stacy Allen Simin N. Allison

Loretta Brennan Glucksman

Coastal Carolina Univsersity

Lisa Diamond and Kevin Holohan

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York

Howard Gilman Foundation

Andy and Caroline Breslin

Machelle and Thomas Codd

Laura Dillon

Mario J. Gabelli

HSBC Bank USA

Tessa and Declan Breslin

Timothy Cohane

Sean Dillon

Siobhán Gallagher

Marilyn Dimling

Bebhinn and Paul Gallen

Sophie Charlotte Hughes

Stephanie Breslow and Paul Watterson Margaret and Michael Brewster

Christa and Rob Colangelo Mary and James Coleman

Patrick Dineen Steven C. Dixon Cindy Doe

Laura and Brian Hull

Miriam Gamble

David Hunt

Frances Gately

Bernadette and Thomas Huvane

Frank X. Comerford

Rita and Dan Dolan

British Council

Commodore Construction Corp.

Georganne Aldrich Heller Foundation, Inc.

Daniel T. Donnelly

Terry George

Laura Armstrong

Kim Brizzolara

Emmet Conlon

Jeanne Donovan Fisher

William Gerber

Jody and John Arnhold

Broadridge

Stephanie Connor

Samuel Doran

Anne Marie and James Hynes

Mary and John Gerster

Shelly Ibach

Charles Arnold

Ginny Brooks

Thomas F. Connors

Sara and John Doran

Martha E. Gifford

Tom Brown

Lisa Consiglio

Barbara E. Doty

Insight Companies Inc.

Elizabeth Frawley Bagley

Mary and Kevin Gilgan

James Burke

Frank Corcoran

Patricia Dowhie

Day Gleeson

Irish Echo Newspaper Corp.

Margaret and James Baker

Edward J. Burns, Sr.

Janet Corcoran

Kathleen and Michael Dowling

Alexis Glick

Irish Network NYC

Irene Burns

Suzanne Corcoran

Linda Downes

Maggie Glynn

Ursula Burns

Timothy Corcoran

Jim Downey

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Pamela Jackson and Thomas Campbell Jackson

Francis Barry

Jean Butler and Cuan Hanly

Barbara Costello

Brendan Doyle

Donna and Chip Gordon

Butterfields Butter LLC

Noreen Dean Dresser

JDM Real Estate Funds, LLC

Kevin Barry

Audrey and Fergus Coughlan

Christopher Gorzelnik

Grainne and John Duddy

Jet Linx Aviation LLC

Maura Greaney

John Hancock Financial Services

Anonymous Donor Suzanne and Joseph Aquino

Bank of America Edward Barlow

Robin Brinn

Mary and Dan Barry

Kim and John Cahill

Maryanne Barry

Gretchen and Patrick Callaghan

Kristine Covillo and Liam Lynch

Beacon Consulting Group, Inc.

Laurie Camm

Eric Crouch

Daniel Canavin

Sean Crowley

Diane Becker

Capital Wealth Advisors

Thérèse Cruite

BDO USA, LLP

Rosemary Berkery and Robert Hausen

Dean Cappello

Susan Bernstein

William Paul Carbery

Robert Bertoni

Jeff Carey

Cecelia Beyer

Christine Carlin

Frank Bisignano

Sean Carlson

Marianne and Philip Bleser

Darrah Carr and David Byrne

Bloomberg Philanthropies

William Carroll

Jennifer B. Blum Mary Boland Edward P. Boles Bonnie and Eddie Bond Ark National Holdings LLC Dympna Bowles and Donal Farley Candice and Robert Bowlsby Doreen Bowman Gerry Boyle Stephen Boyle

Carsey Living Trust Kath Carter Cindy Carway Daniel L. Casey Tom Cashin Margo Cates

Brian Cunningham Deborah Cylc Thomas H. Dahlk Norah and John S. Daly Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Colin Davidson Mary Kate Davidson Jacqueline Davis Mr. Machi Davis Susan Davis Thomas W Davis Mary Deady Mary and John Degnan

Margaret Duffy Emily T. Dunlap Kevin Dunleavy Timothy Dunne Bill Durkin Edgar Dyer Michelle and Alan Ennis Eurostruct Inc. Paul Fahy Lyndsey Falconer and Richard Chambers Brian Falvey Brooke Fapohunda Maureen Farrell Kathleen A. Fay Kathleen and Kevin Fee Nancy Field Wendy and Jack Finn Edwina and Aidan Fitzmaurice

Doug DeMartin

Diane Fitzsimons

Kyle Cerminara

John Dempsey

Charles Lawrence Keith and Clara Miller Foundation

Aileen Denne-Bolton

Wendy Flanagan and Chris O’Malley

Cement & Concrete Workers Local 18A

Kathleen Chopin and Colm Clancy

Deirdre Brady-Lawless and Tom Lawless

Lori Church Paula and Donal Clancy Ed Clark

Linda Brannon Del Rio

Julie Clark

Mary Breasted and D. Edward Smyth

Lynn Clouden and William Polian

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Mr. John G. Duffy

Jennifer Del Monaco

Mike Cawood

Patrick Bradley

Marybeth Kavanagh Branigan

John F. Coughlan

Kathryn L. Greenspan Johanna Griffin Rich Gumersell Edward Haber Barbara Ann Hall and Patrick Mulvey Katherine Hall and Gary Lynch Bryanne and Thomas Hamill Nancy Handal Jean Hanff Korelitz and Paul Muldoon

James Francis Keegan Brian Kelly Cliodna Kelly Deirdre and Seán Kelly James Kelly

Mary and Shaun Kelly

John P. Harrington

Thomas L. Kelly

Shelley Hasseldine

Nessa Kennedy and Michael Madden

Joseph Hassett Andrea Haughian Daniel Maurice Healy Kara Heffernan Georganne Aldrich Heller Deborah and Brian Henry

Sarah Foote

Michele Holcomb

Barbara Parry Fox

Judith and John Houlihan

Frederic W. Cook & Co.

Maureen Keating

Ellen Harnett

Pat and Dermot Desmond

Kate and Robert Devlin

Michael Keane

Michael Kelly

Megan and Lawrence Foley

Patrick Devaney

Seth Kavanagh

Catherine Harnett

Department of Foreign Affairs

The Frances Pope Memorial Foundation

Allen Jones

Maura Kelly

Millie and Hugh Flannery

Madeline Devaney

Jonathan Rose Companies

Andrew Hanley

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Patty Fogle

Hyde and Watson Foundation

Eilís Kennedy Kathleen Kennedy Thomas Kennedy Kathleen and Timothy Kennon Thomas Kersting Steve Ketchum

Laura and Michael Higgins

Jean and Sean Kilduff

Mark N. Hoffman

Hannah King and Gabriel Byrne

Peter Hoffman

Patricia and James Houlihan

Rosemary Killeen

Emily-Jane Kirwan and Jay Grimm Laurence T. Kirwan Gerold Klauer Brad Kliber

Rita Houlihan

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS Dr. Richard B. Kline, M.D. Caroline and Marc Kornutik KPMG US LLP

Ellen McCourt Alice McDermott Brendan and Kenane McDonagh

Jenny Munro and Rik Bonness

Mandy Oser and Declan Bracken

John Murphy

Rosemary Ostergren

Kevin J. Murphy

Kathleen and Donal O’Sullivan

Maria Krupit

Patricia and Bernard McElhone

Michael Eduardo Murphy

Kutak Rock LLP

Elizabeth McGovern

Teresa Murphy

Laborers’ International Union of North America

Wells Beck in Memory of Felim Enda McGovern

Una and William Murphy

Olladean LaplanteBlank

Kristy and Michael McGovern

Kathy Lavinder

Kate McGuigan

Barbara and John Lawlor

Stuart McGuigan

Maribel LedezmaWilliams John D. Lee Wendy and Mark Lee Gina Maria Leonetti George Lindsay LionTree LLC Andrew Liveris James Lombard Eden Lopez-Robles Lord Abbett & Co.

Judith and Ray McGuire Dr. Eileen McInerney John McKay Kenneth McKenna Margaret A. McKenna Thomas McLoughlin Michael A. McManus Grainne McNamara Linda Downes in Memory of Josephine McNamara

Tourism Ireland

Margaret M Sharkey

Trident Construction

Patrick Sheldon

Eugene Turley

Barry Skovgaard and Marc Wolinsky

Bonnie and Terrence Turner

John Joseph Smith

Conor Twomey

Ailbhe Smyth

UBS Group Americas

Mariee Pilkington

Colleen and Robert Sorrentino

UBS Matching Gift Program

Piper Sandler

John Spinks

Dan Napoli

Keith Powell

Andrew Spital

Michelle and Rory Vandamme

Shane Naughton

Senga Powers

NCheng LLP

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

Allyson Spurling and Patrick Comaskey

Seamus MurphyMitchell Eileen Murray Mutual of America Patricia and John Nallen

Liam Neeson New York City Department of Cultural Affairs New York City Economic Development Corporation New York State Council on the Arts

Deborah and Joseph Loughrey

James F. McShane

Carlos Norena

Maureen McSherry

Northern Ireland Bureau

Diane and Thomas Meagher

Marcy Tolkoff Levy

Jonathan Holt Shannon

Susanne and John Tumelty

Peggy and Eugene McQuade

Jennifer Lynch and Edmond FitzGerald

Colin Tobias

Robert Sechan, II

Patricia Shea

John Loughlin

Megan Lynagh

John Scott

Kenneth Nolan

Northern Trust

Stephen O’Sullivan Patricia and Michael Paliotta Nancy Pasley Sharon Lee Patrick Pavarini McGovern Georgiana Pickett

Geraldine Stapleton

Vanguard Charitable Venturewave Capital Limited Ken Vesey

Thomas C. Quick

Robyn Stecher

Mary Lou and Joe Quinlan

Paula Steinberg

Esther and Mark Villamar

Marjorie and Michael Stern

Nancy and Steven Vincent

Ken Stinson

Viola Foundation INC

Lawrence B. Stoller

Brenda Vollman

Natasha Stowe

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Damien Quinn Diane and James Quinn Kathy and Peter Quinn R & H Healy Family Foundation

Edwyna Strain and William Mulrow

Emily Raabe

Structure Tone

Kristen Racich Nerissa Radell and Russell Gioiella

Caroline Sullivan

Susan B. Wallace Michelle and Mike Walrath

Kitty Sullivan and Milo O’Shea

Barry Walsh

Laure Sullivan

Kathleen Walsh

Enda Walsh

Meehan Foundation

Timothy Nowell

Peter Metcalf

Patricia and Brian Redington

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Thomas Sullivan

Tom Metcalf

Maurice Regan

Dick Ward

Katalin and Thomas Reichert

Eric and Thear Suzuki

Doris Meyer

Ellen O’Brien Kelly and Peter Kelly

Anne Waters

John Minihan

Barry J. O’Brien

Sweeney & Harkin

Evelyn Watters

Elizabeth Madigan Jost

Maureen Mitchell

Mr. Luke T. O’Brien

Lorraine and Patrick Reidy

Patricia and Garry Swords

Robert Weeks

Marie A. Mahony

Joseph Moglia

Seamus O’Cleireacain

Sharon Reilly

Talkot Capital LLC

Thomas Malone

Kevin Moglia

Patricia Tarkington

Manhattan Mechanical Contractors

Kara Moglia-Brodsky

Bernadette O’Connor and Donal O’Brien

Remy Cointreau Americas

Francis X. O’Connor

Katherine Elizabeth Riley

Kathleen Lynch Joseph Lyons M&T Bank Philomena and Sean Mackin

Vincent Marano John Martin Kerin Martucci Caroline and Michael Mason Tara McCabe Dolores McCall Allison and Colum McCann Robert J. McCann McCarthy Capital Julie and David McCarthy Sheila McCarthy Larry McCloskey Mairead McCormack Barbara McCormick

Mary Moglia-Cannon Kim Moglia-Hare

Debra and John O’Donoghue

Patrick Molamphy

Mary O’Dowd

Juliette MontaukSmith

Marianna and Brian O’Dwyer

Angela Moore

Adele O’Grady Botticelli

Morgan Stanley Theresa Morrison Margaret and William Morton Dessie Moynihan Simone Muhammad Patty and Jim Mulcahy Mary and Henry Mulholland Joyce Marie Mullan Maura Mulligan

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

TD Bank

Wesbuilt Construction Managers LLC

John Tegeler

Kevin White

Olena Ripnick-O’Farrell and Ruth O’Farrell

Jean and Kenneth Telljohann

Margaret Wiencko

Risk Strategies

Kenneth Telljohann

Debb and Peter Robinson

Teneo Holdings

Maureen and Thomas Wipf

Emma Terese

Catherine Wood

Frances and Allan Tessler

Michael Wood

Michelle Rogers

Hannah M. O’Grady

Joseph Ruppe

Emer O’Hanlon and James Murphy

Connie Ryan

Brian O’Malley

Geraldine and Francis Ryan

Kevin O’Mealy

Michael Ryan

Tracy O’Neill and Terry Begley

Samuel Saccardo

Patrick O’Reilly Suze Orman

Antoinette and Paul Santucci

Nancy and Tom Osborne

Lynne Sawyer and Peter O’Neill

Kelly Willette

Anne Marie Wright

The Ireland Funds, America The Irish Institute of New York, Inc. The Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Samantha Rose Santos

The Knights of St. Patrick The Shubert Foundation John Thomas

Total contributions of $125+ from October 4, 2020 to October 4, 2021.

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SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS GOVERNMENT

INSTITUTIONAL

Irish Institute of New York

Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation

Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York

CORPORATE

Lead Season Sponsor

Supporting Season Partner

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you. 98

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Access the New Irish Arts Center While the economics of presenting high-impact arts experiences in New York are challenging, it’s important to us to do everything we can to help ensure the widest possible access to the New Irish Arts Center. Therefore, thanks to the generous support of our board and supporters, the New Irish Arts Center will offer a limited supply of $25 seats for every performance. These tickets will be immediately available when shows go on sale, so interested audiences can plan early rather than “rushing” the day of the show, without the certainty of availability. (But—once they’re gone, they’re gone, so make your purchase early!)

Also for the first time, we’re offering $50 discounted memberships for seniors, veterans, students and people with disabilities, to increase access to the benefits—and camaraderie—of joining us as a member. IAC membership goes beyond the perks of discounts on classes and tickets—it provides opportunities to meet people and build friendships in the environment of Irish hospitality that is core to the New Irish Arts Center. We will also continue to offer a number of scholarships for our education program to students in need. Learn more at irishartscenter.org.

Keeping You Safe •

All staff, artists, and patrons must show proof of vaccination to enter the facility.

Irish Arts Center has installed MERV-13 filters in combination with bi-polar ionization and UVGI lighting in our heating and air conditioning units to remove harmful particles from the air in all spaces.

Our no-touch faucets let you stay safe and clean.

Lighting throughout the building is motion-sensitive to minimize high-touch areas (with the additional benefit of reducing our energy footprint).

Sanitizing stations are located throughout the building.

No-touch bottle fillers have been added at all water fountains.

Our cleaning staff use the EPA’s List N cleaning/sanitizing products proven to kill Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

Don’t have a mask? Not to worry—we can provide you with one.

OPENING SEASON 2021–2022

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The New Irish Arts Center 2021 DECEMBER 4–31

Camille O'Sullivan: Where Are We Now?

DECEMBER 4

Group Exhibition: The Space We Occupy

exhibition opens

2022 JANUARY 13–23

Oona Doherty: Hard to Be Soft — A Belfast Prayer

JANUARY 26

Kia Corthron: Moon and the Mars

FEBRUARY 3–6

Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble

FEBRUARY 7

Muldoon's Picnic

FEBRUARY 16–MARCH 6

Corcadorca: Enda Walsh's The Same

MARCH 10–13

Ireland in Music Live

MARCH 13

St. Patrick's Open Day

MARCH 14

Muldoon's Picnic

MARCH 17

10th Annual Book Day

MARCH 17–19

The Bluegrass Situation Presents: A St. Patrick's Festival

MARCH 30

The Space We Occupy Artist Talk

APRIL 1–3

Manchán Magan: Arán & Im

APRIL 3

Féile na Gaeilge / Irish Language Day

APRIL 3

Arracht

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Opening Season APRIL 7–10

Ye Vagabonds

APRIL 11

Muldoon's Picnic

APRIL 21–24

Mufutau Yusuf: Òwe

MAY 4–15

Branar: How to Catch a Star

MAY 19–22

Anna Mieke

MAY 22

Group Exhibition: The Space We Occupy

MAY 27–JUNE 19

Maud Cotter: a consequence of – a dappled world

JUNE 11

Irish Arts Center Dance and Music Festival

JULY 13–AUGUST 14

Good Vibrations: A Punk Rock Musical

SEPTEMBER 12

Muldoon's Picnic

SEPTEMBER 12–18

Pillow Queens In Residence

SEPTEMBER 28–OCTOBER 2

MIC: Seán Curran Meets Darrah Carr

OCTOBER 10

Muldoon's Picnic

OCTOBER 19–NOVEMBER 6

Dead Centre: Chekhov's First Play

OCTOBER 30

Oíche Shamhna / An Irish Halloween

NOVEMBER 14

Muldoon's Picnic

NOVEMBER 17–19

Ragas to Reels

DECEMBER 1–4

PoetryFest

OPENING SEASON 2021–2022

exhibition closes

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Our Commitment to Antiracism and Equity Irish Arts Center stands with our BIPOC family, friends, and colleagues against racism, discrimination, and violence. We continue to work toward providing an environment in which the work of artists can help forge the common ground that brings us together, and where people of all backgrounds are welcome and equal. We seek to approach that mission with humility, and to listen and learn from those whose lived experience is different from our own.

ABOUT IRISH ARTS CENTER Irish Arts Center, founded in 1972 and based in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, is a home for artists and audiences of all backgrounds who share a passion or appreciation for the evolving arts and culture of contemporary Ireland and Irish America. We present, develop, and celebrate work from established and emerging artists and cultural practitioners, providing audiences with emotionally and intellectually engaging experiences in an environment of Irish hospitality. Steeped in grassroots traditions, we also provide community education programs and access to the arts for people of all ages and ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In a historic partnership of the people of Ireland and New York, Irish Arts Center recently completed construction on a fully funded $60MM state-of-the-art new facility to support this mission for the 21st century.

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