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.
Ruti Lachs will be in TDC developing her new one-woman musical theatre piece, whose working title is “A Different Kettle”, from November 19th to 23rd. This is a change form the dates originally stated at the start of October.
The piece is a sort of follow-up/sequel to “Sideways On Planet Piano”, the one-woman show written by and starring Ruti. This new show continues the semi-autobiographical tale with music. Ruti will be helped/directed by Dominic Moore during the week. A showing will take place on Friday 23rd.
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.