Asylum Productions is a collaborative affiliation of theatre artists, based in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, dedicated to the development and presentation of new work: through both new writing and the development of new forms of theatre. Our work always has a social dimension: exploring the human experience in contemporary society through diverse forms of story-telling, often in collaboration with the communities that we serve. Since our foundation in 1998, we have presented a number of critically acclaimed productions of new and contemporary works, touring nationally and internationally.
Our flexible structure allows us to develop innovative work that is artist-led, creating an eclectic body of work ranging from the re-investigation of an absurdist classic ( Bald Prima Donna), to cutting edge contemporary Irish writing (Enda Walsh, Ursula Sarma), to developing new forms of theatre presentation: merging puppetry, physical & object theatre ( Cleaner, Red Lola); or creating large-scale site specific work that directly engages a community (The Big Chapel X ).
Our work is production-driven: Asylum works from project to project, in partnership with existing arts and community organisations, venues and festivals; sharing resources, reducing our administrative costs and focusing our financial resources on creating quality theatre.
Medb Lambert and Donal Gallagher