Some Past Performances, Workshops and Updates from The Ensemble:
STP Artistic Director wins award
Órla's done it again - 3rd time winner for 'Best Writer' with her short 'Well Wishes' at The Attic Film Festival. Her short 'Forgot Something' also picked up the 'Best Film' award!
STP Artistic Director to Teach in Finland
Órla is off to Tampere in June to teach a number of workshops at the Finland International Improv Fest.
The Sky Babies will be performing all over Ireland in 2014 including some guest appearances with other troupes.
Spontaneous Theatre People Workshop 2013
STP Artistic Director Órla Mc Govern led a very successful Improvisational Workshop at The Blue Teapot space, in April 2013. We will be taking a list of interest for another summer session.
STP Artistic Director wins award
STP's Órla Mc Govern was awarded 'Best Writer' for her short film 'VELOCITY' at The Attic Studio Film Festival 2013 in Dublin. This is Órla's second time to receive this award, having also won it in 2012 with her script for 'Key'.
STP members guest in Duty Free Improv Show
Two of our members recently guested with our friends in Duty Free Improv, to a very warm Drogheda audience
Spirit of Folk Festival 2012
Mrs Nellie Murphy will be doing some storytelling performance this year at Spirit of Folk. Saturday at 22nd September at 12pm in the Storytelling Tent. Please say hello if you are there.
Ranelagh Arts Festival 2012
We're delighted to be invited back to Ranelagh Arts Festival in 2012. We will be doing Live Comedy Improv at 8pm In Humphrey's Pub on Wed 26th (along with Special Guests). Free Admission!
On Thurs 27th we will bring 'Star Stories - 5' to the Market Venue. 7PM and €8 Admission.
Following that at 9.30 pm come see STP member Niceol Blue in Humphrey's with her Americana project 'Harper's Ferry'. 8pm and Free admission!
Mrs Nellie Murphy will be taking part in the Ranelagh Cabaret on Friday 28th too. Details on RAF site.
Herewego Theatre Co.
Members of STP will be taking part in an exciting new show with Herewego Theatre Co. In October in The Mill Theatre. For details of 'Cause and Effect', have a look here.
Improv Labs - Galway
Our highly successful Improv Labs continue to run late autumn/winter in Galway City. Drop us a line for more information.
Knockanstockan Festival 2012
STP will be performing 'Firey Stories' - Featuring Mrs. Nellie Murphy at the Knockanstockan Festival. Come See us at the BOG COTTAGE STAGE, Saturday July 28th at 4pm.
The Gateway - Alive-O Productions Dublin
STP's Artistic Director has written an outdoor theatre piece for our friends Alive-O productions in Dublin. It is a family show and will be performed in Cabinteely Park on various Sundays throughout the summer. It can also be seen as part of OPW's 'Dancing At The Crossroads' event - Phoenix Park on Sept 16th at 3.PM
STP at Electric Picnic 2012
Mrs Nellie Murphy and members of STP play The Word Stage in Mindfield (11 AM Sat), and also at The Bog Cottage Stage in Body and Soul (1.45 PM Sat).
Spontaneous Theatre People performed as 'The O'Malley Sisters' with Anam Theatre for the 'Terrifying Theatrical Tapas' nights, Galway Theatre Festival 2011
Mrs Nellie Murphy performed at Countess Cabaret, Sligo Winter 2011
Mrs Nellie Murphy performed at Tedfest VI
Órla Mc Govern's short plays 'Dark Stories - Tales of Samhain' at Leprechaun Museum Dublin
Mrs Nellie Murphy & The Spontaneous Theatre People at Greenvillage Festival 2011
Mrs Nellie Murphy & The Spontaneous Theatre People at Electric Picnic 2011
The Spoken Word Tent, in the Mindfield Area of Electric Picnic for 'Star Stories - 5'.
Niceol Blue and The Copper Soul Album - available HERE
Mrs Nellie Murphy on OMFJ.ie
Catch some of Mrs Nellie Murphy's antics on the great Irish comedy site OMFJ
Star Stories - 5 will be showing at Kelly's Bar, Bridge St Galway, as part of the Colours Fringe Festival.
Mrs Nellie Murphy @ 'Up The Duff' with Shazwanda, Sugar Club, Dublin
Spontaneous Theatre People - 'Star Stories - 4' @ Temple House Festival
Saturday show in The Rose Garden.
Spontaneous Theatre People - 'Star Stories - 4' Flat Lake Festival
Catch us on The wonderful 'Gonzo Stage' on Friday (warming the boards for Sam Shepard!)
Mrs Nellie Murphy Storytelling for little folks @ Temple House Festival
Saturday morning at 'The Nest' on The Arts Trail.
Órla Mc Govern co-writer on 'Tinteán Tales' with Alive-O productions. Staged at Pearse Museum Rathfarnham.
Spontaneous Theatre People @ Tedfest V:
Along with some special guests from Laughalot Improv (part of the No Drama theatre group, Dublin). Collectively known as 'The Unscriptured'. Also of course, will be the annual Matchmaking set with Mrs Nellie Murphy.
STP's Órla Mc Governs original Pantomime 'Anna Livia and the Durty Big Eejits' is premiered as part of the Winter Temple Bar Festival. The piece was performed on the river Liffey.
STP folks Niceol Blue and Mrs Nellie Murphy perform 'Six Tales - a night of Music, Story and Play' at The Backloft, Dublin. Produced by The Myth Machine.
STP's Órla Mc Govern co-scripted '7 Deadly Sins' for Focus Theatre. Story devised by the company from an original concept by Sinéad Hackett.
Improv workshops @ The Róisín Dubh.
(SOLD OUT!! PLEASE EMAIL OR PHONE US FOR NEXT SESSION DETAILS/WAITLIST)
*Star Stories 2 @ Electric Picnic 2010
Improv Comedy at The Ranelagh Arts Festival 2010*
(With special guests from Snatch Comedy in Cork)
"Star Stories in Progress" with Mrs Nellie Murphy
The Bog Cottage
Body and Soul Festival, Ballinlough Castle,Summer 2010
The Spontaneous Theatre People (along with Snatch Comedy and special guests) featured
Whose Film Is It Anyway @ The Róisín, as part of the Super 8 Shots Film Festival. Live Improv to super 8 film, as well as film-themed scenes. Ardal O'Hanlon was the featured comedian of the evening. June 23rd @ The Róisín Dubh, Galway.
Spontaneous Theatre People produced 'A Wing And A Prayer' by Órla Mc Govern @ Kelly's Lunchtime Series, April 2010 in Galway .
Links we like:
Townhouse Bar Galway
Great venue for music, food and choice brews. Home to many STP events
Home page for Rock Baby Records and the music of Niceol Blue. Niceol is an STP ensemble member
Friends of ours in Cork who do great improv
Friends of ours in Limerick who do great improv
Lower The Tone
Neil Curran's blog page- useful info for Dublin improv events and classes
US Page linking to Articles about this great teacher and improviser
An excellent Theatre Company based out of Galway. STP is delighted to have some Moonfish members that regularly are associate artists with us.
Improv Fest Ireland
Ireland's first (and currently only!) Festival of Improv Theatre!