Join Stephen James Smith with support Emmet Kirwan for an evening of spoken word with visiting and local performers and Open Mic opportunities at the Wexford Arts Centre. Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views, and will be performing a fully immersive show at the Wexford Arts Centre.Emmet Kirwan is an Irish Actor, Playwright and Screenwriter. He is a veteran actor of the Irish and English stage having worked in The Abbey, The National, Donmar Warehouse, The Gate and Project Arts. His play 'Dublin Oldschool' won the Stewart Parker award for writing and has been performed around the world before transferring to the Dorfman in The National Theatre in London. The play was adapted into a feature film which Emmet wrote and starred in and it was released in cinemas nationwide to critical acclaim in 2018 and was selected for The BFI London film festival. Emmet is also known for writing and performing the IFTA award winning poetry short film Heartbreak (2017) and for being the writer and star of the Irish television comedy series, Sarah and Steve (2010) His distinctive voice can be heard narrating many Irish documentaries and television shows. His new play 'Straight to Video' premieres in 2021 with Landmark Theatre Productions and his debut novel will be published by Harper Collins and is due for publication in 2022.
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