'The Nation Holds Its Breath' wins Audience Award at ADIFF

'The Nation Holds Its Breath' written and directed by Kev Cahill and starring ReActors Eva Hein West & Myles Purcell has won the Audience Award for Short Film at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

Congratulations to all involved.

The Nation Holds its Breath is the story of young father who is torn between witnessing the miracle of childbirth and witnessing the miracle of Ireland reaching the quarter finals of the 1990 Football World Cup. 

Shadaan in 'One For The Road' at the Gate Theatre

Shadaan Felfeli starts rehearsals soon for the Gate Theatre Production of Harold Pinter's 'One For The Road'.

The play is part of the Beckett Friel Pinter festival. Performance dates can be found on the Gates website www.gatetheatre.ie

Shadaan will play Victor in this chilling study of power and powerlessness.

Catherine J Russell joins ReActors Agency

And here is a bit more about Catherine.

Catherine is a Dublin native and a graduate from the University of Wolverhampton, where she received a first class honours degree in Drama. She is an accomplished and experienced actress and her most recent credits include Blackcatfishmusketeer (Malaprop Theatre Company) at this years Tiger Dublin Fringe, and Enjoy (Rough Magic Seeds) at the Project Arts Centre.

During Catherine's time in London she was a core member and devisor with the award-winning theatre ensemble Theo Adams Company. They have toured worldwide with all of their original productions and in 2012, were invited to undertake the prestigious Robert Wilson Residency in the Watermill Centre, NY. 

In addition, Catherine has performed her own live art installations in numerous renowned art galleries. 

Catherine is a strong physical performer, improviser and mezzo-soprano.

Desmond Eastwood is the latest member of ReActors Agency

Desmond is originally from Belfast and recently graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting’s two year full time programme. His notable credits include Remember to Breath (nominated for the Fishamble Best New Play Award at Tiger Dublin Fringe, 2015), Inside the GPO (Fishamble Theatre Company), directed by Jim Culleton, plus numerous shorts including Grace, by Jack Walsh (Cannes Short Film corner 2016), Tout by Conal Tutin (Best student short film RTS NI awards) and Dream House and Privilege both written/ directed by Tom Hall. 
He recently finished filming I am Brian Wilson (short) by Elizabeth Withstandley (USA).
Desmond has a great natural ability, combining both vulnerability and recklessness and enjoys both high energy and more contained roles.

Ben Heather joins ReActors Agency

ReActors are delighted to announce Ben Heather as the newest member of the Agency. Ben is a recent graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting's full time two year actor training course. 

Rebellion: Two States

Daniel Costello will feature as double-crossing Landlord Percy Bishop in RTE's 'Rebellion: Two States'. The follow up to RTE's 'Rebellion' is set in the War of Independence and is directed by Catherine Morshead (Downton Abbey). 

Spa Weekend Feature Film

Daniel Costello plays the role of lecherous cinema manager Jim Divine in Maureen O' Connell's latest feature film 'Spa Weekend'. Maureen's short film 'Proclaim' recently picked up awards at both the Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival and the Fingal Film Festival.  

Looking Deadly Round Two

'Looking Deadly' which played at this years Tiger Dublin Fringe begins its second life next month at the Ballina Arts Centre. 'Looking Deadly' is Written and Performed by ReActor Keith Singleton & Niamh McGrath and Directed by Amy Conroy. 

"Idiomatic language displays the authors' sharp ear that is perfectly matched by the actors' flair for mimicry and parody, lampooning well-worn stereotypes to terrific comic effect" - The Reviews Hub

"McGrath & Singleton's performances are superb; their fluidity and flexibility of both face and body are exceptional" - Meg.ie