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Resident Artist Sessions

28 May 2020

Our wonderful team of Resident Artists are here to help. Spanning producing advice, creative conversations and environmental escapism our fantastic team of Resident Artists are brainstorming ways to support and share with the brilliant FringeLAB community. There is limited capacity for some events so book early to make sure you secure your session!

Up next for FringeLAB Resident Artist Sessions is director and playwright John King. 

John King: Creative Conversations
Thursday June 4th and 11th via Zoom

Do you have a script or an idea that you're desperate to discuss? 

Director and playwright John King is offering one-on-ones to talk through your script, project or idea at any stage of development. He's here to ask useful questions, talk through particular concerns or creative struggles, and lend a compassionate outside eye. John developed and directed Summertime (Abbey Young Curators, Dublin Fringe), The Overcoat (Omnibus Theatre), and an ongoing collaboration with performance artist Joseph Morgan Schofield on work that has been seen at Camden People's Theatre, Fierce Festival, and ]performance space[ Folkestone. Work as playwright includes Being HereSomewhere in the future dark (Solas Nua) and ERIS (Bunker Theatre). He's particularly interested in interdisciplinary practice, new writing and queer work.

Sign up for a slot and once confirmed we'll ask you to pass on a brief project outline and a script. To book an available session click here.

Lisa Nally: Young Artist and Recent Graduate Forum
Thursday June 18th, 2pm via Zoom

Are you are maker who is looking for top tips on application writing, fee figures and how to network? Lisa Nally is providing a forum to ask the big questions, share skills and top tips and discuss the resources available to you. 

Theatre-maker Lisa Nally is a recent graduate who's already making her mark, she's ready to facilitate a skills-sharing conversation with other recent graduates where you can get to grips with the big issues of breaking in to the industry. Lisa a co-founder of OXBO theatre, with whom she has worked on Waterford Crystal, their international debut ON TOP, and FEMINEM by Jennifer Aust. As a producer, Lisa has worked with Dublin Fringe Festival, Prague Fringe, and Scene and Heard festival, most recently producing B(l)oom in The New Theatre.

Sign up here to be one of the 10 participants. 

Rachel Ní Bhraonáin: Integrating Movement 
Thursday June 25th via Zoom
Have you been looking to integrate movement into a script? Are you in need of an outside eye for dance or circus sequences? Are you hoping to tighten the transition between text and movement? 

Theatre-maker Rachel Ní Bhraonáin is practised at blending disciplines, smoothly combining dance, theatre and circus and for her Resident Artist Sessions she's discussing the integration of movement and text. Whether you're ready for a one-on-one to discuss material you're already working on, or your team would rather have a broader chat about where to start, Rachel is here to share her skills.

Rachel's first solo show Losing Your Body, which she wrote, choreographed and performed premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019. Losing Your Body was nominated for Best Movement Direction at the 2020 Irish Times Theatre Awards and received four nominations for Dublin Fringe Awards (Best Performer: Rachel Ni Bhraonain, Best Production, Judges’ Choice Award and the Next Stage Wild Card Award), winning the Next Stage Wild Card Award. Rachel has also worked as Movement Director with Broken Crow.

Sign up for a slot and once confirmed we'll ask you to pass on a brief project outline and a video/ outline of movement (if you have one). To book an available session click here.

Aisling O'Mara: Acting: Building Your Character From New Writing
Thursday July 2nd, 2pm via Zoom
Are you an actor in need of advice on how to dig in to a new script? Do you struggle to read for tone and style of performance? 

Actor Aisling O'Mara is practised at developing a character directly from a new writing script, working with all the nuance and intricacies that brand new work brings. She'll be leading a workshop focused on creating a character from the ground up. This year Aisling wrote and performed in Nothing But A Toerag, having previously performed with The Abbey Theatre, ANU Productions and many others!

Sign up here to be one of the 10 participants. 

Past Events:
Thomas Martin: Creative Conversations
Thursday 21st and 28th May via Zoom

Theatre director Thomas Martin is offering one-to-ones to work closely with you on your script - he's here to dive in and ask the big questions! Thomas develops dramaturgs and directs new work for theatre including Flights, Collapsible, and If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You and is ready to get hands on with your newest project. 

Are you in need of an outside eye? Have you written a script that you're desperate to discuss? Are you ready to start conceptualising your work on stage? You can sign up for a timed slot here, once confirmed we'll ask you to pass on a brief project outline and a script.  

Rachel Bergin: Producer Check-ins
Wednesday 6th May via Zoom

Creative Producer Rachel Bergin is offering one-on-ones to talk through your toughest producing questions, whether you're looking to future shows or navigating the frustrating and difficult waters of cancellations and post-postponements. Rachel is the company producer for Chaos Factory and the ITTA-winning Brokentalkers and is well versed in solving both the minutiae and the big-picture problems. Rachel also brings her creative eye to the proceedings, with several directing roles under her belt. You can sign up for a slot here, once confirmed we'll ask you to pass on some basic info about your production- the when, the wheres and the hows!