Marc Atkinson '16 is Having a Busy Season Directing in Ireland

April 23, 2018

Alumnus Marc Atkinson '16 is working on two shows this April. He directed 10 Out Of 12 at the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Dublin, and associate directs Assassins at The Gate Theatre.


Written by Anne Washburn, the production of 10 Out Of 12 just ended its run on April 20. The group was cromprised of the Trinity College second-year theatre students, involving multiple concentrations, including directors, designers and performers in a full-scale professional production. 


Assassins is running at The Gate Theatre June 9th with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, directed by Selina Cartmell. "The nation’s most notorious assassins gather on stage to violently pursue a twisted American Dream… Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music combine in this bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny musical," according to the theatre's website. 


Marc has also directed Outlying Islands by David Greig (Connelly Theater & Samuel Beckett Theatre), the world premiere of Last Night in Inwood by fellow Alumna Alix Sobler '17 (Signature Theater Centre), Zelda and Scott by Bethie Fowler (Atlantic Theater Studio, New York), Chuck Mee’s Big Love (Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin) and a new adaptation of Antigone created for and with Limerick Youth Theatre for their 20th Anniversary Production. Marc co-founded the company Sugarglass whose work has been presented internationally, including the Irish Premiere of Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley (Project Arts Centre, Dublin), All Hell Lay Beneath (Dublin Fringe Festival/Irish Times Cultural Highlight of 2012), Five Minutes Later by Ellen Flynn (The Lir Academy) and Ethica: Four Shorts by Samuel Beckett which was presented in the Residence of the Irish President to celebrate International Human Rights Day.


Marc's Assistant and Associate Director credits include working with Directing Concentration Director, Anne Bogart at SITI Company; Joe Murphy and Lisa Dwan at The Old Vic and The Abbey Theatre; Daniel Fish at BAM and COIL Festival; and Ivo van Hove at Toneelgroep Amsterdam and the Rhurtriennale. Marc was the Associate Director for Selina Cartmell’s inaugural production at The Gate Theatre, The Great Gatsby.


Assassins Trailer