NOMAD was set up in January 2006 to further the development of the performing arts in the North Midlands region and extend the parameters of regional, national and international performances available to venues and their audiences.
The partnership network set out to encourage more theatre companies both national and international to tour to the region, to produce high quality theatre and ultimately to enrich and strengthen performing arts practice in the region and shape the future development of touring. Nomad is the first network of its kind, being a partnership of venues and a professional theatre company working together to change the face of touring and theatre in the region.
In 2007 Conversations on a Homecoming, NOMAD’s debut venture in association with Livin’ Dred, took to the road. The show, which played to full houses in most venues, was a huge success, not only with critics, but with the people of the north midlands region. A very positive indication of things to come.
The Dead School was a phenomenal success. Touring initially in 2008, receiving three Irish Times Theatre Award Nominations including Best Production. Revived for the 2009 Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival and again in 2010 for a smash hit run in the Tricycle Theatre, London. 2009 was a busy year for Nomad with another Irish Times Theatre Award Nominated production Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme and their first venture into children’s theatre with Monkey Shine Theatre Companies production of The Gift.
An Grianan, Letterkenny
Backstage Theatre, Longford
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
Mullingar Arts Centre
Ramor Theatre, Virginia
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon
The Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo
Supported by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon