Pan Pan Platform at Dublin Fringe Festival

23 August 2021

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Pan Pan on the third edition of the Pan Pan Platform at Dublin Fringe Festival. This initiative connects experienced makers and producers with exciting early career artists.

The artists and shows that make up the 2021 Pan Pan Platform are Ian Lynam’s Autistic License, produced by Allie O’Rourke and Lark’s I Feel You Apart From Me, produced by Tilly Taylor. These shows will each have their world premiere this September at Dublin Fringe Festival 2021. Both projects will receive artistic mentorship from Gavin Quinn and Aedín Cosgrove and producing support from producer Hillary Dziminski.

“Developing new performance ideas is at the centre of Pan Pan’s ethos; we encourage collaboration, experimentation and originality in creative artists by providing the tools and opportunities to realise their artistic goals and are delighted to support the two shows through the Pan Pan Platform at Dublin Fringe.” – Pan Pan

“As we find our way back to a new normal, there is nothing more joyful or cathartic than to participate in the creative process, especially within the context of the always celebratory and uplifting Dublin Fringe Festival. As a former Pan Pan Platform participant, I am delighted to now be supporting two exceptionally talented producers as they bring these two very exciting shows to fruition. ” -- Hillary Dziminski, Associate Producer

“It’s brilliant to see leading artists like Pan Pan share their skills and expertise with the next generation of contemporary performance makers.  In Autistic License and I Feel You Apart From Me they are championing boundary pushing pieces of work, and I look forward to seeing the impact of Pan Pan’s support in September when both shows have their world premiere at Dublin Fringe Festival 2021.” – Ruth McGowan, Artistic Director & CEO, Dublin Fringe Festival

Pan Pan has consistently examined and challenged the nature of its work. Developing new performance ideas is at the centre of the company's mission, which is born from a desire to be individual and provide innovation in the development of theatre art. All the works created are original, either through the writing (original scripts) or through an idiosyncratic response to established writings and situations. Pan Pan tries to approach it’s work as an open form of expression and has developed an individual aesthetic that has grown from making performances in a host of different situations including operation within government guidelines under Covid-19 restrictions. The work that Pan Pan creates is of a contemporary attitude.

In 2019 Pan Pan and Dublin Fringe Festival decided to formalise their partnership as the Pan Pan Platform with Hannah Mamalis’s Symphony of Worms and Luke Casserly & Shanna May Breen’s Mould Into Shape. In 2020, Murmuration’s Will I See You There and Matt Bratko & Frank Sweeney’s Initiation were supported through the platform. Prior to that, Pan Pan was associate producer on four productions in Dublin Fringe Festival 2018, Unwoman Part III by The Rabble and Maeve Stone, My Dad’s Blind by Anna Shiels McNamee, Oneday by Dick Walsh and James Moran and Everything I Do by Zoe Ní Ríordáin.

This initiative is funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.