Trees Rd Productions
Trees Rd Productions has been involved in a number of varied projects since it began, including producing new writing works, a two-hander musical, a training video and podcast series.
They've recently embarked on 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.
Currently in development is Meet My Worry Monster a children’s theatre piece that explores the issue of anxiety in young children.
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.
In Development: Meet My Worry Monster
Having been successful with our application for a Tiny Shows Residency with Branar Theatre, we were encouraged to continue development of our theatre piece Meet My Worry Monster.
We want to explore the theme of anxiety in children, and are passionate about getting children sharing and talking.
We want to do this in an innovative, imaginative way, and at the same time keeping the story simple and magical.
Watch this space!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
On this bitesize Fringe episode, we chat with Shane Mac an Bhaird about his play Traitor.
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!
A chat with writer Peter Dunne about his Dublin ghost tour audio experience Eerie.
We chat to director Lorna Costello, and actors Romana Testasecca and Karen Killeen about their debut play All Washed Up.
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.