The Source Arts Centre presents Underneath By Pat Kinevane

UNDERNEATH is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes under the noses of everyday life. It explores the surface and what lies underneath. After she is struck by lightning as a girl, her life is shaped by the disfigurement she received. Sticks and stones didn’t break her bones, but words and pointing crushed her. Is beauty really only skin deep? Does ugliness hide somewhere deeper?

The Source Arts Centre presents Underneath By Pat Kinevane

Pat Kinevane in Fishambles Underneath. Photo by Patrick Redmond

Pat Kinevane is a native of Cobh, Co. Cork. He has worked as an actor in theatre, film, television and radio for 25 years. As a writer he completed his first full length play The Nun’s Wood in 1997 which won a BBC Stewart Parker Trust Award and was produced by Fishamble. Fishamble then produced his second play The Plains of Enna (Dublin Theatre Festival 1999). Pat wrote The Death of Herod for Mysteries 2000 at the SFX. In 2008 his piece Evangeline Elsewhere premiered in New York in the First Irish Festival. Pat has been touring since 2006 with his two solo pieces Forgotten (Irish Times Theatre Award Nominee) and Silent (Scotsman Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards and Brighton Argus Angel Award ) all produced by Fishamble. Both shows have been performed extensively throughout Ireland and in Paris, Prague, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Turkey, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Wales, Croatia, Serbia Iceland, Finland, Melbourne, Perth, Washington DC, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.


Jim Culleton is artistic director of Fishamble: The New Play Company for which he has directed award-winning productions that have toured throughout Ireland, UK, US, Canada, Australia and 12 European countries.  Recent productions for Fishamble include Spinning by Deirdre Kinahan, Little Thing, Big Thing by Donal O’Kelly, Tiny Plays for Ireland 1 & 2 by 50 writers and The Pride of Parnell Street by Sebastian Barry.  He has previously directed Pat Kinevane’s multi-award winning Silent and Forgotten for Fishamble, which have toured extensively.  He has also directed productions for the Abbey, 7:84 (Scotland), Project Arts Centre, Tinderbox, The Passion Machine, The Ark, Second Age, RTÉ Radio, the Belgrade, TNL Canada, Scotland’s Ensemble @ Dundee Rep, Draíocht, TCD School of Drama, RTE lyric fm, Origin (New York) and Woodpecker Productions/Gaiety.  Current projects for Fishamble include a range of training, mentoring and development initiatives, and he will next direct a revival of Little Thing, Big Thing in Wales, France, Switzerland and Ireland, as well as a selection of Tiny Plays for Ireland for Vessel/ATF as part of the Sydney Festival.


The creative team includes: Marketa Dowling (Producer), Gavin Kostick (Dramaturg), Denis Clohessy (Composer), Emma O’Kane (Choreography Advisor) and Catherine Condell (Costume Stylist).


Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.



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