|Druid will present its critically-acclaimed DruidSynge, John Millington Synge's entire theatrical canon, at the prestigious Lincoln Center Festival in New York in July 2006. Lincoln Center Festival Director Nigel Redden described DruidSynge as 'one of THE highlights of the 2006 Festival and a most eagerly anticipated event'.|
DruidSynge will also be the opening production of the major new facility at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis in June '06.
DruidSynge premiered at Galway Arts Festival in July 2005 and played to capacity audiences in Dublin and Edinburgh (where it was described by the New Statesman as 'one of the greatest moments in the history of the Edinburgh International Festival'). DruidSynge concluded its 2005 run on Inis Meáin, Synge's artistic and spiritual home and featured two, full-day performances of the Synge Cycle at Dun Conchubhair Iron Age fort.
DruidSynge attracted critical acclaim from a wide range of media on both sides of the Atlantic who described it as 'breathtaking' (New York Times); 'spectacular' (Variety Magazine); 'astounding' (The Observer); 'an epic triumph' (Irish Independent); 'a colossal achievement' (Scotsman); 'superb', & 'awe at the achievement of this Druid company' (Guardian), 'unforgettable' (Irish Examiner) & 'one of the most important events in the history of Irish theatre'(The Irish Times).
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
27th June - 1st July 2006
DruidSynge at the Lincoln Center Festival, New York
10th - 23rd July 2006
Other Druid News
Druid wins 2005 Annual MII West Marketing Awards
Druid has won the Marketing Excellence Award in the 2005 Annual Marketing Institute West Region Awards for its marketing and promotion of DruidSynge. The award was presented at a luncheon in the Radisson Hotel in Galway today Wednesday.
This year, there were three award categories, each sponsored by Proactive design & marketing:
* MII West Marketing Person Award
* MII West Marketing Excellence Award
* MII & Ireland West Tourism Marketing Award
Druid was the winner in The Marketing Excellence Award, presented to the company who demonstrated an innovative and creative approach to marketing within business. As winners of the award, Druid received a Proactive Design & Marketing Consultancy to the value of €2,000.
Maeve O'Malley, Chairperson of the MII West Region, said 'every year, exceptional talent is celebrated at the Awards ceremony. O'Malley added 'to win is an outstanding achievement given the standards of entries received'
DruidSynge programme book wins award for "Excellence in Design and Print"
The programme book for DruidSynge, designed by Bite Design, Cork and printed by Cityprint, Cork is outright winner of the Robert Horne ÍON Trophy for Print and Design Excellence 2004/2005
At a presentation and lunch at the Hayfield Manor in Cork recently, John Foley, Creative Director, accepting the award for Bite Design said: "We are delighted to receive this recognition for our work on this very special project. Much credit is due to Druid and its Artistic Director Garry Hynes for their commitment and vision as publishers of this unique book''.
The competition attracted hundreds of entries from top Irish design and print companies. Commenting on the winner, the independent panel of judges, experts in print, paper and plastic in the UK, noted it as:
"the judges' favourite by a mile. There is nothing complicated or fussy about this piece - it is just a gorgeous example of a printed work which people will treasure. Stunning portrait photography, clean design and a great use of crisp uncoated stock. Wonderful"