Welcome to the Theatre Development Centre!

The Theatre Development Centre (TDC) was established by Corcadorca in 2011. TDC is housed in Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork. 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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SHOW 2019

The full lineup for SHOW 2019 is now in place. This year, SHOW takes place from Friday, December 6th to Sunday, December 8th. See the SHOW page above or the proprietary website, corcadorca.wixsite.com/show2019



1pm – Jessica Courtney Leen: “Waiting for Wifi”

6pm – Michelle Read: “On a House Like a Fire”

8pm – Wandering Star Productions: “Cockeyed Caravan”


11am – ALSA Productions: “Aonair”

1pm – Roseanna Purcell: “MUCK”

3pm – John Doran: “We’re In Here”

5pm – Candlelit Theatre: “Connla’s Wave”

7pm – No Kissin’ Ensemble: “Maskulinity”


3pm – Corcadorca/Peter Power: “Squibbs”

5pm – Octopus Soup: “Grandparent’s Day”

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Perforum: Fiona Kearney

UCC in association with Corcadorca and TDC presents Fiona Kearney, Director of the Glucksman Gallery as part of the Autumn 2019 season of Perforum talks. The title of the series is “Research/Practice: Curating & Producing”. The talk is chaired by Dr. Yvon Bonenfant, Head of Theatre at UCC. It takes place at 6pm on Wednesday, 16th October in TDC (approx. 2 hours duration). All Perforum events are free and open to the public.

Fiona Kearney received a double first class honours in French and Philosophy from University College Cork and went on to graduate first in her class at Trinity College Dublin with an M.Phil in Text & Image studies. Fiona began her curatorial career as Programme Co-ordinator at the National Sculpture Factory and then directed the visual arts programme of the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. She was part of the design team for the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. In November 2003, she was appointed Director of the Glucksman. In July 2008, she was the Irish commissioner for European Night at the Rencontres d’Arles international photography festival. Throughout her academic and professional career, Fiona has received several distinguished awards including the designation of college scholar by UCC, the NUI Prix d’Honneur from the French Government, a UCC President’s Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching, and a Fulbright scholarship. In June 2006, she was awarded the Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme, the highest award offered to an individual by the Arts Council of Ireland. In January 2009, she was appointed by Minister Martin Cullen to serve as a member of the Arts Council of Ireland for a five year term.

Perforum Coordinator: Dr. Marie Kelly (kelly.marie@ucc.ie)

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Perforum Autumn 2019: Anne Clarke

Wednesday, 18th September (6pm-7:45pm) at TDC

Anne Clarke founded Landmark Productions, one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers, in 2003. Since then, the company has produced thirty-one plays – including seven Irish premieres and seventeen world premieres – in Ireland, and its productions have been seen on major stages overseas: at the Barbican, National Theatre and Royal Opera House in London; at the Edinburgh International Festival; and at St Ann’s Warehouse and at BAM, New York.

Anne has a long association with a number of Irish writers including Enda Walsh, Mark O’Rowe and the creator of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, Paul Howard. Recent productions include the European premiere of Theatre for One, co-produced with Octopus Theatricals and presented by Cork Midsummer Festival and the Cork Opera House; Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk and Arlington with regular co-producing partners Galway International Arts Festival; Louise O’Neill’s Asking for It, co-produced by the Everyman in association with the Abbey Theatre and CMF); Mark O’Rowe’s The Approach; and, with INO, the Donnacha Dennehy / Enda Walsh operas The Last Hotel and The Second Violinist.

Anne is also a board member of Cork Midsummer Festival and The Lir Academy. She received the Special Tribute Award in The Irish Times Theatre Awards for 2015, in recognition of her work as ‘a producer of world-class theatre in the independent sector in Ireland’.

Perforum Coordinator: Dr. Marie Kelly (kelly.marie@ucc.ie) Perforum events are open to the public. Admission is free.

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