The TDC Panelists

Where can developed work go? 

Friday 27th 10am – 1pm

Representatives from venues/festivals in Cork city will discuss how work can be staged or programmed at their venues/festivals.

Michael Barker-Caven

Artistic Director, Everyman Palace Theatre

Tom Creed

Festival Director, Cork Midsummer Festival

Mary Hickson

Chief Executive, Cork Opera House

Dolores Mannion

Manager/Artistic Director, Cork Arts Theatre

Paul McCarthy

General Manager, The Firkin Crane

Tony McLeane-Fay

Artistic Director, Granary Theatre

Bertrand Perennes

Artistic Director, Camden Palace Hotel


Training and Development Opportunities

Friday 27th 2pm – 4pm

What training exists in the city and how possible resources could be shared to bring the best training to the city.

Regina Crowley

Cork School of Music

Aleksander Sasha Dundjerovic

Drama and Theatre Studies, University College Cork

Liz Meaney

Cork City Arts Officer

Geraldine O’Neill

Outreach Director, Graffiti Theatre Company

Belinda Wild

Course Co-ordinator, Drama and Theatre Arts, Kinsale College of Further Education/Green Room International

Marion Wyatt

Course Director, Theatre Performance Course, Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa


Can Theatre Develop with other Art forms?

Saturday 28th 10:30am – 1pm

A panel discussion on developing theatre in conjunction with other art forms.

Moray Bresnihan

Mutant Space

Alex Conway

The Performance Collective, Galway

Martin Dineen

Dowtcha Puppets

Vicky Langan

Sound/performance artist and curator of Black Sun, Cork (outer limits/weirdo music events in Cork).

James McCann

Performance Artist

Irene Murphy

Visual Artist


How can we link with the National Community?

Saturday 28th 2pm -5pm

Joanne Beirne

Independent Producer

Thomas Conway

Literary Manager, Druid Theatre Company

Jen Coppinger

Information and Events Manager, Irish Theatre Institute   Twitter – IrishTheatreIns

Marketa Dowling

General Manager, Fishamble: The New Play Company


Roise Goan

Director, Dublin Fringe Festival/ABSOLUT FRINGE

Lynnette Moran

Creative Producer and Director, Live Collision

Project Brand New

Cian O’Brien

Artistic Director, Project Arts Centre

David Parnell

Head of Theatre & Circus, The Arts Council

Róisín Stack

C0-founder of Jolt, Director, Galway Theatre Festival



The Theatre Development Centre’s Steering Committee

Marcus Bale

Ger Fitzgibbon


Fin Flynn

Donal Gallagher

Jack Healy

Jim Horgan

Julie Kelleher

Pat Kiernan

Medb Lambert

Ruairí O’Donovan

Eoin Ó hAnnracháin (or @ClinicMedia)

Rosie O’Regan

Aoife O’Sullivan 

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