Origin Celebrates 15 Years

Honoree Orlagh Cassidy (with top hat) and friends. (Photos: Ben Asen / Courtesy Origin Theatre Company)

By Irish America Staff
June / July 2017

New York’s Origin Theatre Company, whose mission is to celebrate the work of Irish and European artists, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a gala party at Mutual of America building on Park Avenue on Monday, May 15.

Norman Houston, the director of Northern Ireland Bureau North America, received the Origin Theatre Community Leader Award, and actress Orlagh Cassidy received Origin’s Artistic Leader Award.

Having worked as an actor on both sides of the Atlantic, George Heslin founded Origin in January 2002. A native of Limerick, Heslin is dedicated to producing the plays of contemporary Irish playwrights from around the world, balancing work by well-known writers and seasoned actors with the work of emerging artists.

Visit origintheatre.org to learn more about the company and Origin’s First Irish Theatre Festival. ♦

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