Outlying Islands


Summer 1939. Two young naturalists from Cambridge University arrive on a remote island to conduct a wildlife survey on behalf of the government. Accompanied only by the island's owner, and his young niece, they are drawn into a dark primeval world of raw emotion, sexual passion, voyeurism and murder; leaving them trapped on an island they can't escape with a truth they can't hide from.


Marc Atkinson is a director and designer from Catalonia, England and Ireland. After graduating from Trinity College Dublin, Marc co-founded Sugarglass Theatre. Productions include the Irish premiere of Philip Ridley’sTender Napalm (Project Arts Centre) and a performance based on Hesse’s Steppenwolf (Dublin Fringe). Marc co-created a production of Beckett shorts for International Human Rights Day in Ireland (International Happy Days Festival) and Bulgaria. They were also performed at the residence of the President of Ireland. Recent NYC projects include Besieged, an original production exploring obsession and isolation in contemporary cities, and Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life.

Recently, Marc was a directing intern for Ivo Van Hove, and Assistant Director for No’s Knife, performed by Lisa Dwan at Lincoln Center. Marc’s thematic interests include the politics of cultural memory; the manipulative power of language; and isolation in a globalized world. He is a Tuckerman Scholar and received the Jennifer Johnston Directing Award. sugarglasstheatre.com/marc

He says: I believe in a theatre that is visibly and audibly part of national and international conversations. A theatre that asserts the power of liveness in our digital times.

Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: The Connelly Theatre, 220 E 4th Street