Artist at Work

Artist at Work

Mairéad Folan, Kevin Keogh,  Mufutau Yusuf, Zeda the Architect, Patrick Quinn, Tafadzwa Donald Mzondo
artist at work participants

Mairéad Folan (Galway) is the Artistic Director of Galway based theatre company, NoRopes. She is passionate about staging works that challenge accepted understandings in society and the boundaries they can impose on. Her new project will explore the voices that are hidden in a production’s shadow. A celebration of artists and arts workers whose identities and stories are often confined to “the get in”.
In partnership with Town Hall Theatre

Kevin Keogh (Dublin) is an actor and theatre maker who creates genre-defying, unconventional work that borrows from street cultures, merging high art and the contemporary youth discourse, creating energetic experiences. Kevin will be working on integrating rave culture and theatre, exploring how music and monologues can integrate to create an opera of the warehouse and techno of the theatre.
In partnership with Mermaid Arts Centre

Mufutau Yusuf (Meath) is a Nigerian/Irish performer based between Ireland and Belgium, working as a freelance artist with multiple Irish choreographers and Belgian company Ultima Vez, meanwhile developing his own work. Mufutau will be working on Òwe, a solo work inspired by meditations on a collection of Yoruba proverbs. These proverbs have been and remain an archive of ancestral knowledge, memories, intuitions, and values.
In partnership with Ultima Vez

Zeda the Architect (Dublin) aka Oyinza, is a stylist, director, and producer. She has previously worked with Project Arts Centre, St. Patrick's Festival and artists such as Jafaris, and Tolü Makay. Her directorial debut, SPOTLIGHT: Éire to the World 2020 shines a light on the people in Ireland who deserve to be seen. Zeda will focus on her practise during her residency.
In partnership with axis Ballymun

Patrick Quinn (Donegal) is an actor and writer who is a recent graduate of Royal Welsh and QUB. His play, Revved, explores mental health and the duplicity of truth through the lens of the Donegal Rally. He will spend the week playing with clowning techniques to explore themes of grief and faith for his project on changelings in Irish mythology.
In partnership with Fishamble: The New Play Company

Tafadzwa Donald Mzondo (Dublin), otherwise known as Viola Gayvis, is a Dublin drag queen with a passion for hair flipping, dips, splits and a good time! Viola is working on bringing a night-time event to life, championing queers and allies of colour, showing their art and creativity and celebrating our glow!
In partnership with axis Ballymun


A FRINGE LAB residency initiative


Various Locations