THE RADIO SITCOM TRIALS is a brand new initiative designed by Sideline Productions and grintage.com to promote new Irish comedy writing for radio. The call out was supported by RTE Radio 1 with The Broadcast Authority of Ireland.
The 3 new scripts will be staged as part of COMEDY SHOWHOUSE at the Project Arts Centre on Saturday May 5th @ 3pm.
The three winning writers and their radio sitcoms are –
LEASE ON LIFE by JAMES CADDEN
SYNOPSIS – The home of a rowing couple is invaded by a ‘separated’ parent!
James has written a number of comedic short films (college productions) plus comedy sketches for radio where he provided all the character voices. A finalist in the Irish Comedian of the Year 2017, James also co-runs Dundalk comedy club – Drop Out Comedy, as well as writing and performing sketch comedy online.
IRISH MEN CAN’T DANCE by SINEAD FAGAN
SYNOPSIS – The romantic exploits of two single women who love men who can dance.
Sinéad worked in TV production and as a journalist before an MA in TV Scriptwriting at DMU, Leicester. Since then, she has written for RTE’s FAIR CITY; sketches for both series of THE JOHNNY & INEL SHOW on CBBC; a sitcom for BBC Comedy North; a feature-length comedy with Parallel Films/the Irish Film Board; episodes for Jam Media’s CBBC show LITTLE ROY and Hot Drop’s CUBY ZOO and ODDBODS.
RISING SON by ROB O’HANRAHAN
SYNOPSIS – Over 15 years later, Chris looks back at the ‘eventful’ 2002 World Cup in Japan
Rob is a member of Shifts, an online comedy sketch group. Writer and actor, Rob mixes a life in education with creating online comedy for JOE.ie’s #TheJOEShow and grintage.com plus has written/performed for RTÉ’s Republic of Telly and FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock.
The three sitcoms will be staged Upstairs at The Project with a professional cast; sound FX and recorded for future broadcast on podcast, online and grintage.com/soundcloud.
Adm is FREE. Please do not book a ticket unless you’re 100% sure to attend.
Book now – Comedy Showhouse at www.projectartscentre.ie
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