Details of short professional development courses for theatre practitioners in a variety of practices
Fishamble: The New Play Company is dedicated to supporting new and developing writers from the very beginning of their literary careers. Over the last 10 years, Fishamble has run 50 playwriting courses for over 500 developing playwrights from Ireland and overseas. Facilitated by Gavin Kostick, the evening and weekend courses provide new writers with the… Read More
MAKE is an initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Project Arts Centre and Theatre Forum for the purpose of generating new performance work. MAKE is a week-long residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.
The Source Arts Centre and Fishamble: The New Play Company have come together to offer a year long mentoring programme for playwrights and directors. The scheme is intended to support the development of emerging and established playwrights and directors, who would benefit from an ongoing mentoring process to investigate and enhance their practice. The Mentoring… Read More
The main focus of the mentoring bursary is for artists to buy time to work on an idea for performance in its early development stages, outside of the pressures of production. The bursary stipend is intended to be used as a fee towards taking time to work on the idea. The engagement of the mentor… Read More
The Rough Magic SEEDS Programme is a structured development initiative for emerging theatre practitioners. Now in its twelfth year, the SEEDS Programme has introduced a new generation of Irish theatre-makers to the professional theatre world. Participants have the opportunity to observe and experience Rough Magic’s work and to gain exposure to the working methods of… Read More
The SPACE Programme is a unique two-week residency offering arts and creative practitioners an opportunity to collaborate, experiment and innovate. The residency allows you to escape your creative comfort zone in the open and inspiring environment of historic Castletown House. The SPACE Programme facilitates collaborations with others on new approaches to making work, but without… Read More
The Lab provides high standard training for the theatre community through initiatives such as the 2011 Director’s Symposium and a variety of workshops for actors; including casting workshops, text to stage talks, and rehearsed readings.
The Next Stage, presented by Theatre Forum in partnership with Dublin Theatre Festival is the artist development strand of the Festival.