Left to Right: Sinéad Brady, Caroline Galvis and Katie O'Byrne. 'Free EU Roaming' runs from 8th-13 September at Smock Alley Theatre Boy's School.[/caption]The group led a successful crowd-funding campaign to help bring the show to fruition, and they are very grateful for all the support they’ve received, financial or otherwise. "It’s nice to know that there are people who are interested in what we’re doing,” Katie reflects. “We keep in contact with our funders and let them know what we’re doing and a lot of them are interested in coming to see the show. There are people flying over from Germany and the UK because of Caro and Sinéad’s backgrounds, and we have people flying over from Barcelona as well, so that support is really lovely. The Dublin theatre community and UCD have been very supportive of us, and the Fringe team are unbelievable, they’re just so welcoming. For new artists it’s wonderful to have that support, because it’s scary, putting on a show of that scale!” This support from the Dublin Fringe team is part of the reason the girls have chosen to debut their show at the festival this year. Katie has previously been in two shows in the festival and speaks very highly of it: “I love the festival and it’s a great festival for new work. I think it’s a really great place to debut a new show.” Rule of Three hope that their international experience will aid them in bringing something new to the festival. “We’ve seen so much of European theatre, and I think those unique perspectives on not only national identity, but on theatre, and how theatre is made across Europe, I think that’s something new that we bring. Also we’re young and fresh and enthusiastic as well!”
Rule of Three are looking forward to the festival, “because the Dublin theatre scene is so vibrant at the moment, and there’s so much more space for new work and young work, to move up quite quickly,” Katie tells me. In the future, they “would love to continue to make work in Dublin, and we are obviously also exploring the idea of maybe touring to Berlin, or Coventry, so we’re looking at those routes at the moment as well. But we would love to share it maybe with a bit more of Ireland, if we can. ”Their focus at the moment is on building some momentum online, through their Facebook and Instagram profiles, before their impending debut on the Irish stage with ‘Free EU Roaming’. The show will no doubt cement their status as up and coming artists on both the Irish and international stages.‘Free EU Roaming’ runs from 8th-13th September at Smock Alley Theatre Boy’s School. Details can be found on fringefest.com or ruleofthreecollective.com.In the future, they “would love to continue to make work in Dublin, and we are obviously also exploring the idea of maybe touring to Berlin, or Coventry, so we’re looking at those routes at the moment as well."