Inis Nua produces provocative contemporary plays from Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales, reflecting those cultures’ identities in today’s world. The voices of the playwrights featured are often raw, humorous, or poetic. Inis Nua has been producing plays for over 15 years, including 17 American premieres, 13 Philadelphia premieres, and one world premiere.
A modern adaptation reframes John Millington Synge’s famous 1907 play to confront contemporary issues such as immigration, cultural assimilation, and celebrity worship. Written by Nigerian Irish playwright Bisi Adigun and Irish writer Roddy Doyle and directed by Kathryn MacMillan, the production maintains Synge’s satire on Irish identity and patriarchy while it centers on a Nigerian asylum seeker in present-day Dublin and explores a changing, multicultural Ireland.
The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.