Poor Mouth Theatre
Poor Mouth Theatre Company was founded in March 2010 by Colin Broderick, Don Creedon and Stephen Smallhorne. Our mission is to bring quality theatre to the Bronx and New York—the cafés, bars, community centers, church halls and streets. Just give us a corner and we’ll put on a show!
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Colin Broderick is a writer/carpenter from Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. His first play, Father Who, had a successful three-week run in the Bronx ten years ago. He has since gone on a drinking binge (for almost ten years), sobered up, written a couple of screenplays, published a couple of pieces in The New York Times, produced a biographical documentary (due out later this year), and his first memoir, Orangutan, was published in January 2010 by Random House. More recently, his play Spudmunchers appeared at Rory Dolan's in The Bronx. His next book, That's That, a memoir of his childhood in the North will be published by Random House in the Spring of 2012.
Don Creedon is a playwright/director/actor originally from Dublin, Ireland. In 1985, he fled a secure job in the Irish Civil Service and emigrated to New York, where he has lived ever since. His acting appearances include The Tunnel, Away Alone, Down the Flats, The Plough and The Stars and The Risen People. As Artistic Director of Macalla Theatre Company, he directed Tuesday’s Child, The Lobby, The Famine Diaries, and Rinty. He also directed Moonshine Off-Broadway and The Holy Ground (best director nominee, 1st Irish Festival 2010). Don’s written plays include Celtic Tiger Me Arse, The Lobby, Guy Walks Into a Bar, and Dry Rot. His one act play Blind Date was a finalist at the Samuel French 2008 Short Play Festival and his short play Ladies’ Night was a finalist at the American Globe Theater’s 2009 15-minute Play Festival. Guy Walks Into a Bar received the Audience Best Play Award at the 2010 1st Irish Festival in New York. Don is a Fellow of the Blue Mountain Center and the MacDowell Colony, and also a member of the Dramatist Guild of America.
Stephen Smallhorne is a musician/composer and originally hails from Dublin, where he studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He is a co-founding member of the New York City band, Jayah. He composed the music for the musical version of The Risen People at the Irish Bronx Theatre Company and is currently working on the musical, Ovates.
The Chris O'Neill Room
The late great actor Chris O'Neill was known to many in Ireland (and to the expat community here in New York) as Michael in the long-running TV show The Riordans. Chris was also one of the co-founders of the original Irish Bronx Theatre Company in 1993, where he gave many in the Irish community their first shot at working with a serious theater company. On March 13, 2010, Poor Mouth dedicated the theater space at An Beal Bocht Café to the wonderful memory and lasting influence of Chris O'Neill. In the same spirit, we too hope to create a home for lost creative souls right here in the Bronx.