A raucous ride through Cork, Ireland, Disco Pigs follows two best friends as they try to hold on to a childhood that they may already have lost.
Disco Pigs follows Pig and Runt, best friends living in Cork, Ireland, as they navigate their coming of age. Inseparable since birth, they have always faced the world together, but as their 17th birthday celebration goes on, their friendship will be put to the test. Will Pig and Runt be able to hold on to their kingdom of Pork City, or will the booze, lust, and violence break their extraordinary bond?
Colleen Hughes (Director) is an emerging director currently based in the Greater Boston Area. In Boston, Colleen recently directed Personal Penchants by Barbara Lhota, as a part of Open Theatre Project’s SLAM Boston. In the summer of 2013, Colleen attended the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. While at NTI, she was the assistant director for The National Playwrights Conference’s A Great Wilderness by Samuel D. Hunter and directed Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell’s Sea/Stone. Colleen graduated from Skidmore College. While at Skidmore, Colleen directed Lanford Wilson’s Book of Days, David Ives’ The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage, A Little Sondheim: A Musical Revue, and served as assistant director for Phil Soltanoff on a production of Death of a Salesman. Colleen previously worked in administration at Berkshire Theatre Group, and interned at Berkshire Theatre Festival and New Repertory Theatre.
Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell (Runt) is an actor, playwright, and recent graduate of Bard College in Annandale, NY with a B.A. in Theater and Performing Arts. Her senior thesis in playwriting, Spoken word(s), was given a full production at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College under the direction of Gaye Taylor Upchurch (of The Women’s Project, NYC) and advisors Jorge Cortiñas and Chiori Miyagawa. Sarah recently made her Off-Broadway debut in the Riant Theater’s Strawberry One-Act Festival as an actor in “With Love” by Diana Sunder at the Theater at St. Clement’s. She has trained with the National Theater Institute (NTI, Theatermakers 2013) and The British American Drama Academy (BADA, London Theater Program Spring 2012). Sarah was awarded the Carter Tobin Prize for creativity, versatility, and overall contribution to the Theater program at Bard College. Additional acting credits include Coryphaeus in The Bakkhai in a New Translation by Ned Moore directed by Lileana Blain Cruz of the Yale School of Drama; Sharon in Child of Death in the MassArt New Plays Festival 2013, written and directed by Daniel John. Sarah is exploring her budding interest in acting for film.
Ernest-Leon Paulin (Pig) is very grateful for the opportunity to work with Colleen on Disco Pigs. He last featured inTrojan Women: A Love Story with Artists Theater of Boston, having previously appeared in their production of Much Ado About Nothing. Prior to that, he had returned to the stage after a lengthy hiatus for Zero Point Theater’s Merchant of Venice. While studying history and art at Brandeis University he appeared in undergraduate productions including Philadelphia, Here I Come!, subUrbia, Measure for Measure, I Hate Hamlet and Faustus.
Playwright: Enda Walsh
Director: Colleen Hughes
Sound Designer: Sean Patterson
Vocal Coach: Thomas René
Runt: Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell
Pig: Ernest-Leon Paulin