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SUPPORTING ARTISTS: IN PRACTICE
The Everyman plays a leading role in Cork City in developing, nurturing and maturing theatre artists, through offering a supportive creative environment. We know that artists are the lifeblood of The Everyman, each unique in form, practice and potential.
In practice, ours is an open and flexible approach to engaging with artists which seeks to find specific and tailored means of support to allow artists to develop their practice.
Supports have included:
To date, the theatre artists in residence scheme has supported artists such as Carmel Winters (2012–13 resident) and Gare St Lazare (2016–18 residents) and BrokenCrow (2018–21). Our current Artists In Residence are Theatre Lovett.
Theatre Lovett are The Everyman’s current Artists in Residence.
Theatre Lovett produce work for all ages which has toured extensively both nationally and internationally for more than a decade. Theatre Lovett productions have been staged in venues all over Ireland, at the Abbey Theatre and The Gate Theatre in Dublin, New Victory Theater New York, The Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank Centre London, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, The Kennedy Center Washington and The Wallis Annenberg Center Los Angeles.
Theatre Lovett’s most recent production, The Tin Soldier, originally co-produced with The Gate Theatre, premiered at The Gate Theatre in Dublin in June 2022 and was presented as part of the Galway International Arts Festival in July 2022.
In 2020, Theatre Lovett co-produced Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel with the Irish National Opera and the Abbey Theatre. The production received the ‘Best opera – overall theatrical experience’ Award 2020/2021 at The Irish Times Theatre Awards.
Theatre Lovett produce and direct the seasonal spectacle This Way to Christmas at the National Concert Hall.
Theatre Lovett have been running the well-established performance training course Playing for your Audience for many years. They look forward to bringing this training to The Everyman as part of the residency events.
Muireann Ahern and Louis Lovett are Joint Artistic Directors of the company and work closely with a family of associate artists and creatives who share their ambition, spirit and love of play. Joined by national and international guests, they share their experience via Teddy Talks, a series of live and online advice clinics for artists and professionals focusing on theatre for young audiences.
Theatre Lovett are proud to be supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and are grateful to Culture Ireland for the continued generous support of their international touring.
Theatre Lovett are delighted to be the current Artists in Residence at The Everyman and look forward to being in Cork, meeting local audiences and working with the wonderful staff of this beautiful historic theatre.
The Everyman is an important employer of theatre artists in the Cork and Munster regions. The Everyman acts as producer and co-producer with select partners to create, produce and tour original and innovative theatre and opera of international standard – on projects such as Autumn Royal, Asking for It and The Nightingale and the Rose in 2018, Evening Train and How It Is Part 2, the return of Asking For It in 2019, Asking for It, toured to Birmingham REP in 2020, and our Play It By Ear productions in 2020 employed over 80 local artists, returning alongside To The Lighthouse and Heart Of A Dog in 2021.
We produce classic plays annually with a strong audience focus, such as Factory Girls (2016), Dancing at Lughnasa (2017), The Lonesome West (2018 and 2020). The Everyman assumes financial risk to share fresh revivals of the theatrical canon, with audiences and provides artists with the opportunity to engage with these works professionally.
We do not have the capacity within The Everyman team for a script reading facility, and we rarely have the level of funding available to produce unsolicited projects. Our skills and interest lie in facilitating artists to develop their work.
If you are producing or reading your work, please get in touch with our team and someone will try to attend.
We hold open auditions periodically and are always excited about meeting new artists from or based in Cork. Keep an eye out for callouts, or email your acting CV or design portfolio to email@example.com
We hold monthly artists afternoons for local artists, which are an opportunity to connect with each other, engage with national and international work, and talk through ideas.
We operate an open-door policy for all artists; if you would like to connect with our Artistic Director, Sophie Motley, please get in contact with her below.