Pat is a native of Cobh, County Cork. He has worked as an actor in Ireland for the past 20 years. He began to write for the stage in 1997 and completed his first full length play The Nun’s Wood, which won a BBC Stewart Parker Trust Award '98 and was produced by Fishamble Theatre Company. Fishamble then produced his second play The Plains of Enna which premiered at the 1999 Dublin Theatre Festival. Since then he has written The Death of Herod for Mysteries 2000 at the SFX and is currently touring Ireland and Europe and the USA with his solo performance of his play, Forgotten, (Irish Theatre Awards nominee 2008). A Production his other new piece Evangeline Elsewhere premiered in New York as part of the first ever Irish Theatre Festival hosted by Origin in Sept. 08. Pat is currently developing a new piece for Fishamble entitled Silent and has toured for the past 3 years with Forgotten throughout Ireland and to New York, Paris, Prague, Romania, Iceland, Edinburgh, Liverpool and hopes to bring it to audiences in Bugaria and Turkey later in 2010, after a short season in New York, Boston and Washington this spring.
TV acting credits include: King Arthur, A Mother’s Love’s a Blessing,
Black Day at Blackrock, , Headrush, Beckett on Film, The Informant, When Brendan
met Trudy, The Run of the Country, Far and Away, Mystics, The General, Ella
A Soldier's Song, Little Hoodie, Right now Ladies and Gents, My Dinner With Oswald, The Countess Cathleen, Vicious Circle, Ballykissangel, Glenroe, Fair City, Upwardly Mobile and The Late Late Show Murder Mystery.
For The Abbey Theatre his work includes: Good Evening Mr Collins, The Colleen Bawn, Dancing at Lughnasa (also@The Sydney Opera House), By the Bog of Cats, The Broken Jug, Sheep’s Milk on the Boil, The Rivals, Drama at Inish, The Chirpaun, Monkey and Three laws of Motion.
For The Gate Theatre: The Home Place, Waiting for Godot, Salome, As You Like It, Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Christmas Carol, Sharon’s Grave, She Stoops to Conquer, Arms and the Man, London Assurance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Thrupenny Opera, Not I, Act Withour Words 2, and What Where. Pat has appeared in Carthaginians for Druid, Studs for Passion Machine, Electra for B*spoke, Baby Jane for CornExchange, Translations for Lyceum Edinburgh, The Field and The Risen People at the Gaiety (plus numerous Pantos there), and three seasons with Team Theatre. In 2005 pat played the title role in the hit musical, I,Keano.
In 1987 a once in a lifetime
event occurred when Pat Kinevane, a shy young man, originally from Cobh Co.
was transferred to Naas Post Office (the
day job), became a Moat Club member, and made an indelible impression on all
around him. He played juvenile leads and supporting roles, he created characters
of mayhem and magic for Pantos, toured with festival shows and became a committed
and much loved member. His talent was all-pervasive and found a much-needed
outlet in directing: Pandora’s Box and Stygian Cherubim - his own adaptation
of Milton’s Paradise Lost (no less!) - which won the All Ireland One Act Final
1989. Even in those early days, he was a wonderful, theatrical storyteller,
and had an innate gift for vibrant, vivid, physical interpretation. Pat is
remembered most for his innovation, his boundless energy, his ingenuity, his
wonderful talent and most of all for his genuine warmth.
The Moat Club are very proud of their association with him. Their loss was the professional theatre’s gain!
‘Has no one a skitter o’ dignity left?’
Written and performed by Pat Kinevane
Directed by Jim Culleton
Produced by Orla Flanagan
Pat Kinevane’s captivating portrayal of four elderly characters, living in retirement homes and care facilities around Ireland, is a unique collage of Kabuki dance and Irish storytelling. With vibrancy and haunting honesty, Kinevane’s stylized performance brings to life these sometimes forgotten voices of society.
This boutique performance by the award-winning Fishamble: The New Play Company has been a major hit on tour in Ireland and internationally, and visits the Moat Theatre fresh from its successful New York run.
‘exceptional solo show…a bravura display by Kinevane, full of robust vitality and a roguish, twinkling wit’ ***** The Herald
‘astonishingly realised…a consummate act of storytelling …it is a striking accomplishment; captivating, moving, and – yes – even unforgettable.’
The Irish Times
‘a piece of theatre not easily forgotten‘ The Sunday Tribune
Tickets are €20 and are available from The Moat Theatre Box office 045 88 30 30 or online: www.moattheatre.com