Corcadorca announce their first Theatre Development Centre Artists in Residence
Triskel are delighted to be home to the Theatre Development Centre and were excited to hear Corcadorca’s announcement of their first Theatre Development Centre Artists in Residence. This is a new initiative designed to support local theatre artists and enable these artists of interest to Corcadorca to develop and create new work. Corcadorca will provide artistic, technical and administrative support throughout their residency.
The new Artists In Residence are Éadaoin O’Donoghue and ALSA Productions (Al Dalton and Sadhbh Barrett Coakley).
Éadaoin O’Donoghue started acting in The Granary Theatre in UCC with Dramat, when she really should have been studying.
She trained in physical theatre at the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris. After graduating the two-year course in 2010, she devised and performed in a piece called Le Rêve du Papillion, which played in Paris, Avignon and three festivals in Korea.
Returning home to Cork in 2012, she performed with companies like Corcadorca, Blue Raincoat, Conflicted Theatre, and BrokenCrow, of which she was a member for five years. She began to want to make work as well as performing in it, which she did in 2013 at SHOW in TDC. It was an absurdist play called Lifedeath, written by poet Adam Wyeth. This experience sparked off a whole new aspect to her interest in and practice of Theatre.
In 2016, she collaborated with fellow members of BrokenCrow Rosie O’Regan and Deirdre Dwyer on an adaptation of the short stories of Kevin Barry, called Dark Kingdom. The show was performed at Cork Midsummer Festival.
She co-wrote the libretto for a new opera called The Nightingale and The Rose with composer John O’Brien, which had its premiere in The Everyman Theatre in October 2018.
“I am delighted to be one of the inaugural TDC Artists In Residence. This is a massive opportunity for me as an emerging theatre artist in order to evolve my work and practice. I am very much looking forward to the residency and the new chapter of my development as a theatre maker.”
ALSA Productions is a Cork-based theatre company who devise work in collaboration with other artists. They have presented Tomatoes at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and Limerick Fringe 2017 and a work-in-progress of Swim/Stroke at Cork Midsummer & Clonmel Junction Festival 2017.
Founders Sadhbh Barrett Coakley and Al Dalton, graduates of the BA Theatre and Drama Studies at CIT, also freelance in various other roles; Al as a director, actor and production manager and Sadhbh as a producer, stage manager and actor. ALSA Productions are Artists in Residence in Cork School of Music (CSM), were mentored by Gare St Lazare during their residency at the Everyman Cork and participated in MAKE 2018.
ALSA Productions are delighted to be Artists in Residence in TDC and will be using their time there to develop a number of new projects that they are currently working on. They will be collaborating with writers and other artists and theatre makers to explore exciting ideas and concepts in new writing, theatre for young audiences and multi-disciplinary work.