Welcome to the Theatre Development Centre

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

Housed in the Triskel Arts Centre, Corcadorca make the space available to theatre makers free of charge so they may write, work with actors, 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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Friday Sharing 25th July

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Hammergrin are in the TDC this week developing a brand new project. Still in its extremely early stages, the new piece is a response to the Japanese novella Hell Screen by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. This development week has been about story, theme and structure. On Friday, they hope to have a small excerpt to present and have an informal discussion about their process. This project is generously supported by the Arts Council.

The Friday Sharing is at 6pm in the Theatre Development Centre,
Tobin Street, Cork
Followed by a Q+A Session
Admission is free and open to all
Hope to see you there!

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Friday Sharing 18th July

person at riskClinic Media present a development sharing of Person At Risk

Clinic Media have been in the TDC on a two week residency developing Person at Risk, a collaboration of theatre, dance, music and film to explore themes of obsession, mental health and suicide.

Building on the process created during 2013’s Talking Subtext*, Person At Risk is performed by Marissa Duricko , Sara Hernández , Isabella Oberländer , Sonya O Donoghue , Marie O’Donovan , and Sarah Ryan , directed by Eoin Ó hAnnracháin , choreographed by Helga Deasy , music composition by Peter Power and David Duffy from Eat My Noise, video design by Jason Keane and lighting design by Hanan Sheedy . Conor Dwyer is assistant director with Orla Burke documenting the process.

*You can view excerpts from Talking Subtext here

The Friday Sharing is at 6pm in the Theatre Development Centre, Tobin Street, Cork
Followed by a Q+A Session
Admission is free and open to all
Hope to see you there!

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Friday Sharing 27th June

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The Old Woman and the Lighthouse

The Old Woman and the Lighthouse is an all-ages-appropriate puppet piece set to original music.  It is meditative in nature, gentle and reflective in tone, and is built around an aesthetic of folk-art and handicraft.  The plot follows an elderly lighthouse keeper through her daily routines, and the details of the piece are based on true stories of female lighthouse keepers in the 19th century.  The story examines themes of loss and regeneration.  This project was previously developed in the TDC in May 2013, and will be presented as part of TDC’s SHOW in November.

Click on the link to view a short excerpt http://vimeo.com/71511446

Leslie Burton is a puppeteer, performer,and recent Master’s graduate of the Drama and Theatre Studies Department at UCC.

Tom Lane is a musician and composer. He is the inaugural recipient of the Seán Ó Riada PhD scholarship in composition for theatre at UCC.

The Friday Sharing is at 6pm in the Theatre Development Centre,
Tobin Street, Cork
Followed by a Q+A Session
Admission is free and open to all
Hope to see you there!

 

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