Once Off Productions

It's Cool in the Shade

by Kwaku Fortune

It’s Cool in The Shade is a new play by Kwaku Fortune exploring grief and loss in a multicultural Irish family. It takes the much-loved kitchen sink Irish drama and puts it through the lens of a mixed race, African-Irish family giving a platform to black and mixed-race Irish actors and tells a story that hasn’t been seen before on an Irish stage.

A universal story of death, family, brotherhood and how the past never stays buried, people don’t forget and some wounds can’t be healed.

For ages 14+


A work in progress reading. Originally developed by
Smock Alley Theatre as part of the 2021 Rachel Baptiste


Project Arts Centre (Cube)


7 Oct. 3pm

This performance has a very limited capacity and can only be booked by contacting our box office directly on +353 1 677 8899, or in person in the Dublin Theatre Festival Box Office. Tickets are limited to 2 per person.


Free but ticketed