Theatre Development Centre

Theatre Development Centre spaceThe Theatre Development Centre (TDC) was established by Corcadorca in 2011. Unique in Ireland, it is a studio space dedicated to the development of professional theatre.

TDC is housed in the Triskel Arts Centre. Corcadorca make the space available to theatre makers free of charge so they may write, work with actors, and develop the technical aspects of a piece; but most of all so they have a supportive environment in which to create work for the stage.

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ROGU 1st-12th October

A collaboration between Guillaume Cousson and Ronan McLoughlin, ROGU 2.0 is a choreographic work mixing body movement, illusion and light manipulation.

The Guillaume and Ronan have grown individually as renowned international performers with a very similar set of skills, but used in different ways and constantly influencing each other. They complement each other, speaking the languages of body movement and object manipulation to convey a story. 

The aim of this project is to create a new genre of circus performance using technology that creates light effects synchronised with body illusion techniques.

This new work will be presented in 2019 at Circus festivals around the world.  The team will show the fruit of their work in a free public showing on Friday, October 12th at 1pm.

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Culture Night 2018

This Friday is Culture Night, and there will be a talk with Pat Kiernan, Artistic Director of Corcadorca and TDC, at 8pm.  Pat will be talking about the background to the TDC and Corcadorca’s relationship with Triskel Arts Centre. Join us!

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Mike Ryan


Mike Ryan is one of two new participants in the Tessellate programme, an artist development and mentorship initiative of Corcadorca Theatre Company, Cork Midsummer Festival and The Everyman supported by the Arts Council.  He will spend this week examining two different pieces. “Clowns On Fire” is a theatrical event which delves into the topic of dating and relationships in the modern digital age.  It was produced last year with a cast of four. Mike wants to rework the piece, with Pat Kiernan as dramaturg, into an effective one-man show.

The second, as yet untitled piece, is a new work exploring ideas of toxic masculinity, hero worship and Eric Cantona’s controversial 1995 kick to the chest of a Crystal Palace supporter.

Mike’s public sharing will take place on Culture Night, Friday at 6pm.

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