The Yeats Project

The Yeats Project


The Yeats Project is an original and boldly theatrical production of two fascinating but rarely produced plays by the Nobel-winning Irish poet William Butler Yeats – At the Hawk’s Well and The Land of Heart’s Desire. ICTC collaborates with internationally renowned dance company, LehrerDance, and the experimental Torn Space Theater on this dynamic, multi-disciplinary production which encompasses theatre, mime, music, poetry, mask and dance to elucidate the work of the greatest poet of the Twentieth Century.

Directed by ICTC Artistic Director Vincent O'Neill
Director of Choreography and Movement ... Jon Lehrer, LehrerDance
Director of Design ... Dan Shanahan, Torn Space Theater
Associate Director of Design ... Melissa Meola, Torn Space Theater

The Cast

  • The Land of Heart's Desire
  • Maurteen Bruin ... Christian Brandjes*
  • Bridget Bruin ... Mary McMahon
  • Mary Bruin ... Arianne Davidow
  • Shawn ... Connor Graham
  • Father Hart ... Gerry Maher
  • Faery Child ... Faith Walh

At the Hawk's Well

  • Old Man ... David Oliver
  • Young Man ... Anthony Alcocer
  • Musician/Narrator ... Christian Brandjes*
  • The Hawk ... Immanuel Naylor
  • Musician ... Mary Ramsey

* Member of Actors' Equity Association

The Yeats Project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit


3 Stars (out of 4) - "The show literally has wings ... an inspired collaboration with Lehrer Dance and Torn Space Theater ... lyrical and intense ... (The Lehrer Dancers) are a most impressive special effect ... 'The Yeats Project' is something different looking out a new window in Ireland." - Melinda Miller, The Buffalo News

"truly awe inspiring ... an aesthetically impressive collaboration ... ridiculously gifted ensemble of actors ... ridiculously gifted ensemble of dancers ... spectacular ... At times a Greek tragedy, at times a rock concert, 'The Yeats Projcts' will appeal to every member of the audience, guaranteed." - Nathan Andrew Miller,

Supported by Erie County
Season Sponsor, M&T Bank
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Made possible with funds by the City of Buffalo