Smock Alley Theatre

The Baptiste Programme: First Look Readings

Come along to work-in-progress readings of brand new first full length plays by Dagogo Hart Dagogo, Esosa Ighodaro, Ikenna Anyabuike and Nandi Jola. An opportunity to catch early draft development scripts from exciting new contemporary voices in Irish theatre. The Baptiste Programme is a paid and mentored script development programme for Black Irish theatre makers and writers of colour. The programme is named after the 18th century Black Irish singer Rachel Baptiste, who performed to great acclaim at Smock Alley.

Funded by The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council

Writers: Dagogo Hart, Esosa Ighodaro, Ikenna Anyabuike and Nandi Jola

Directed by Eoghan Carrick, Sophie Motley, Ronan Phelan and Aoife Spillane Hinks.

Dramaturg: Pamela McQueen


Smock Alley Theatre, Boy's School


30 Sept. 3pm
Black Magnolia
by Ikenna Anyabuike
Directed by
Ronan Phelan

Mama Don’t Lie
by Nandi Jola
Directed by
Aoife Spillane Hinks

7 Oct. 3pm
Let Me In

By Esosa Ighodaro
Directed by
Sophie Motley

by Dagogo Hart
Directed by Eoghan Carrick.

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