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Mark Cantan

Past Work

Tuesday July 9th



The Origin Initiative was established in 2008 with The Stewart Parker Trust Ireland. The trust was established 24 years ago in tribute to Northern Irish playwright Stewart Parker, The Stewart Parker Award annually honors and promotes Ireland's most respected new playwriting talent.

The goal of The Origin Initiative is to introduce the winning playwright to the American theatre landscape.

Previous winners of the Trust's annual awards have included Abbie Spallan, Conor MacPherson, Enda Walsh, Sebastian Barry, Mark O'Rowe, Gary Duggan and Paul Meade, many of whom have been launched in the U.S. by Origin. 
Since 2002 Origin has introduced the work of 40 European playwrights to North America and our annual festival of Irish theatre, Origin's 1st Irish has presented the work of 72 Irish playwrights in the last 5 years.

This association with The Stewart Parker Trust is a natural step for Origin Theatre Company, as both organizations share a passion for nurturing new work by emerging playwrights. 


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Bruce Mitchell Room
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