Trees Rd Productions

 

Trees Rd Productions has been involved in a number of varied projects since it began, including new writing works, a two-hander musical and more recently producing a training video.

Trees Rd is also branched in podcasts and produced an audio arts show called The Stage Door.

They've recently embarked on producing All About Dis' with psychologist Padraig Walsh. It is a resource for exploring some of the issues that are impacting the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland today.

 The company prides itself on the professionalism of their final product no matter what the project. More details below...


In production: All About Dis'

All About Dis' is a podcast series that looks at issues relevant to people with disabilities in Ireland. 

In the initial series of 10 podcasts we interview parents of people with disabilities, people with disabilities who have flourished in their vocations, politicians and policy makers in Ireland as well as experts in the field of Special Education, Psychology and Psychiatry. 

It' a unique resource  for people with disability but it also serves as a support for family members who we hope can relate to the human stories that are being told.

First few interviews available to listen below or from Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.  


Past Productions:

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Ballybán 

Written by Kelly McCauley and Amy,  Ballybán was presented at the Collaborations Festival at Smock Alley Dublin in 2014.  It's a comedy surrounding the discovery of a thumb in a letter by the postman and nosy barmaids. Their ritualistic opening of the entire village’s mail finally turns up trumps for the trio and they set off on a who-dunnit murder-type mystery.  The phenomenal audience feedback received gave them the drive to develop the piece and continue writing together as a team.


The Last Five Years

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical story written by Tony award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. It looks at a young couple's hope that their love can stand the test of time. It played very successfully to full houses throughout its run at The Project Arts Centre.

Cast & Creative Team:

Jamie: Rob Bannon
Cathy: Amy O’Dwyer

Director: Christopher Collins
MD/Piano: Dan Forde
Lighting/set design: Zia Holly
Costume: Orla Long

Musicians: Imogen Gunner (violin), Hugh O'Dwyer (Bass), John Singleton (Guitar) 


Restorative Justice Training Video

 
 

Trees Rd then branched into something a little different and were commissioned to write the script and produce a Training Video around the subject of Restorative Justiceworking alongside Whispered Films.

The final product was very well received and bought by  for Probation Services. The company enjoyed stepping  into the corporate world.

CREW:

DIRECTOR: Patrick Murphy

PRODUCTION : Amy O'Dwyer, Kieran O'Dwyer

DOP/CAM OP: Stephen Walsh

SOUND: Neil Doyle          

ARTISTES: James O'Driscoll, Adam Traynor, Geraldine McAlinden, Andrea Kelly, Neill Flemming, Elaine Reddy, Amy O'Dwyer

 


The Stage Door Arts Show (2016)

First venture into the land of Podcasts. Amy took listeners backstage to chat to actors, directors and playwrights about their upcoming show and the theatre scene in Dublin. 

Series One Summary:

Episode 1:

A chat with director Paul Brennan, and actors Killian Coyle, Madi O'Caroll and Toni O'Rourke about the world premiere stage adaptation of Donal Ryan's novel - The Spinning Heart and we talk to director Maisie Lee about the Future Tense Readings at The Peacock Theatre.

Episode 2:

 Chat to Anna Shiels-McNamee and Paul Meade about Pygmalion and Actor Tom Moran about his new play The Bellybutton Girl.

Episode 3:

We caught up with director Sophie Motley to talk about the Irish premier of Override by Stacey Gregg...And chatted to writer/director Tracy Martin and actor/producer Aoibheann McCann about the world premier of Coast.

Episode 4:

We talk to Writer director Maud Hendricks and actor Iman Aoun about the world premier of Megalomaniac, and catch up with writer actor Fionnuala Gygax and director Raymond Keane about their production of Hostel 16.

Episode 5:

On this episode, we chat to writer Ian Toner and director Sarah Finlay about Animalia and catch up with writer/director Dylan Coburn Gray about Briseis After the Blackand Blackcatfishmuskateer and talk to Clare O'Reilly director with Malaprop Theatre Company. 

Episode 6:

On this bitesize Fringe episode, we chat with Shane Mac an Bhaird about his play Traitor.

Episode 7:

On this episode we chat to director Anthony Fox about Michael Collins' new production Ireland Shed a Tear? Many thanks to Johnny Collins too for his poem!

Episode 8:

A chat with writer Peter Dunne about his Dublin ghost tour audio experience Eerie.

Episode 9:

We chat to director Lorna Costello, and actors Romana Testasecca and Karen Killeen about their debut play All Washed Up.

Episode 10:

We chat with actor, producer director Aron Hugo Hegarty about Candlelit Tales production of The Shadows of The Tain.

Bonus Episode- Dubliners Women

We chat with the wonderful Katie O'Kelly, actor and adapter of the piece Dubliners Women.