Open Call

Update: Please note this Call Out is now closed

NOMAD Network invites proposals from theatre/dance artists and companies for:

-A new theatre/dance work
-A re-imagined play/production for a future tour supported by the eight network venue partners.

The NOMAD network will offer the successful applicant:
– A commissioning fee (up to €10,000) to develop the work
– An opportunity to develop the work with the support of the NOMAD partner venues. (eg mentorship, development week, rehearsed reading etc).

The NOMAD network aims to support a future presentation of the work in the following ways:
– Guarantees and substantial in-kind support from each network partner
– The NOMAD network can act as lead applicant, or offer network support on an application under the Arts Council’s touring or Project Funding scheme to fund the costs of the production and tour to all NOMAD partner venues.


– We are seeking applications from professional practicing theatre/dance artists or companies – emerging or established. Applications from artists who haven’t toured with the NOMAD network previously are welcome.
– Applicants need to be based/resident in Ireland, north or south.
– We are seeking proposals for a new full length production which will be suitable (at a future point) to tour to all NOMAD partner venues.

How to Apply: please fill out this online form before the APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5pm on 31 May 2024

Selection Process:
-Applications will be assessed by all eight NOMAD venue directors.
-We are seeking proposals for productions which are ambitious, engaging and entertaining to maximise the potential for audience development.
-Successful applicant(s) will be notified by 10th June 2024


NOMAD Network is supported by The Arts Council

Bailegangaire Official Trailer 4 – audience feedback

Hear what audience members had to say about the opening performance of Bailegangaire at the Backstage Theatre (starts at 1.03 minutes into the trailer).

Bailegangaire: Official Trailer 2

NB: contains strong language.

Bailegangaire is one of The Ticket’s Highlights of the Week

The Ticket Highlight of the Week

“few dramas come with as much power or urgency as Bailegangaire”

Bailegangaire opens tonight (9 Sept) at the Backstage Theatre, Longford.

Trailer: Bailegangaire opens at the Backstage Theatre on Fri 9 Sept

Joan Sheehy as Mommo and Maeve Fitzgerald as Dolly in Tom Murphy's Bailegangaire

Here is the trailer for Bailegangaire. The Irish tour opens on Fri 9 and Sat 10 September 2016 at the Backstage Theatre, Longford before embarking on a nationwide tour.

Tour dates

Backstage Theatre, Longford

Friday 9 – Saturday 10 September 2016
Ticket Prices: €18/€16
Phone: 0433347888

Civic Theatre, Tallaght

Wednesday 14  – Thursday 15  September 2016
Ticket Prices: €18/€16
Phone: 01 4627477

Roscommon Arts Centre

Friday 16 – Saturday 17 September 2016
Ticket Prices: €18/€16
Phone: 0906625824

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

Wednesday 21  – Thursday 22 September 2016
Ticket Prices: €18/€16
Phone: 045448327

Ramor Theatre, Virginia

Friday 23 – Saturday 24 September 2016
Ticket Prices: €18/€16
Phone: 0498547074

Garage Theatre, Monaghan

Tuesday 27  September 2016
Ticket Prices: €16/€14
Phone: 04739777

Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

Wednesday 28 – Thursday 29 September 2016
Ticket Prices: €18/€16
Phone: 0719161518

An Grianán, Letterkenny

Friday 30 September & Saturday 1 October 2016
Ticket Prices: €20/€15
Phone: 0749120777

Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Ticket Prices: €18/€16
Phone: 057 866 3355

Mullingar Arts Centre

Wednesday 5– Thursday 6 October 2016
Ticket Prices: €18/€15
Phone: 0449347777

Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 October 2016
Ticket Prices: €20/€18
Phone: 012312929

Bailegangaire’s director Padraic McIntyre on Tom Murphy: “Maybe it was the culchies in us.”

Padraic McIntyre recently wrote about his history with Tom Murphy on the Civic Theatre’s blog:

“Some years ago I had the privilege of directing ‘Conversations on a Homecoming’, by Tom Murphy for NOMAD/Livin Dred and sat with Tom in his study discussing the play. My Theatrical hero, my playwriting idol, sitting before me. And Tom like his plays didn’t disappoint. He was funny, witty, intelligent, sharp, abrasive, contrary and very very generous.

A couple of years later I was invited to be assistant director on Tom’s new play ‘The Last Days of A Reluctant Tyrant’, at The Abbey Theatre. I had the pleasure of spending a lot of time in Tom’s presence and working closely with him and we got on extremely well.  Maybe it was the culchies in us.”

Read the full post here:”

Listen to extracts from Bailegangaire

Check out these audio clips from Bailegangaire, originally recorded and broadcast on RTE’s Arena, 25 August 2016.