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About AboutFACE

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AboutFACE aims to inspire the world through: approachable theatre, strong narrative-driven texts and solid story-telling.

AboutFACE Ireland was founded in 2002 with the aim of telling approachable, compassionate and powerful stories, with a current focus on new American plays. In its first phase, the company produced the acclaimed Irish premieres of seven plays including Tape by Stephen Belber, Boy Gets Girl & The Glory of Living by Rebecca Gilman, The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project and Collected Stories by Donald Margulies.

AboutFACE then took an educational hiatus with company members based in New York, Edinburgh and Dublin. The company entered its second phase of producing with a staged reading of Almost, Maine by John Cariani at the Mill Theatre in 2010 and the inaugural annual NEWvember New Plays Festival in Tivoli, NY in partnership with Tangent Theatre Company in 2011. AboutFACE was delighted to mark its 10th anniversary in 2012 by producing its first original holiday show, a try-out run of Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol at Marlay House.

What the Critics Say

“An AboutFACE production is getting to be one of those sure-fire events; old-fashioned narrative, acting, and an interesting story to tell.”

-Sunday Tribune

“Since 2002, AboutFACE Theatre Company has premiered a diverse range of American plays on the Irish stage.”

-RTÉ.ie

“Another fine production from the AboutFACE Theatre Company… a dynamic young group whose work to date has had its own share of plaudits.”

-The Irish Times

“A deeply moving theatrical experience… this intense drama makes a welcome Irish debut thanks to the relatively fresh-faced AboutFACE Theatre Company.”

-Irish Independent

Anna Nugent

Co-Artistic Director & Founding Member

For AboutFACE: All in the Timing, Tape, Featuring Loretta, Boy Gets Girl, Collected Stories, The Laramie Project, Almost, Maine, Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, NEWvember 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.

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Tara McKeever

Founding Member

For AboutFACE: All in the Timing, Featuring Loretta, The Laramie Project, Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play; also costume & make-up design for numerous shows

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Paul Nugent

Co-Artistic Director & Founding Member

For AboutFACE: All in the Timing, Tape, Boy Gets Girl, Collected Stories, The Laramie Project, The Glory of Living, Almost, Maine, Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, NEWvember 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

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Charlie Kranz

Company Member since 2004

For AboutFACE: Featuring Loretta, The Laramie Project; logo design, website design, and photography
 
 
 
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Alan Walsh

Co-Artistic Director & Founding Member

For AboutFACE: All in the Timing, Tape, Boy Gets Girl, Featuring Loretta, Collected Stories, The Glory of Living, Almost, Maine, Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
 
 
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Noni Stapleton

Company Member since 2012

For AboutFACE: The Laramie Project, Almost, Maine, Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, NEWvember reading panel
 
 
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