Supporting Artists

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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:

  • Access to rehearsal and office space, box office facilities, venue rental at discount for high-quality artistic projects with limited commercial potential.
  • Producing and artistic supports via schemes such as Tales of Two Cities and Tessellate (in partnership with Corcadorca and Cork Midsummer Festival) and Theatre Artists in Residence (in partnership with Arts Council and Cork City Council)
  • Extensive production support for artists and companies in bringing new work to fruition and to audiences, including line producing, production management services and marketing support
  • Support for emerging artists writing funding applications for the first time
  • Formal and informal mentorship from our Senior Producer

Theatre Artists in Residence

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.

Associate Director in Residence

Katrina Foley is a freelance theatre director, performer and dramaturg, who holds a BA in Theatre and Drama Studies from MTU and an MA in Theatre and Performative Practices from UCC. She is passionate about new writing, complex characters and really good stories.

Katrina is co-founder of Wandering Star, along with Jamie Feehily and Aoife Clarke. Wandering Star developed and produced Lex Talionis (A Tale of Vengeance & Feathers) by Liam Heylin at Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival and as an audio drama for the Play It by Ear series at The Everyman. Other highlights for the company include productions of Bedbound by Enda Walsh, Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Adult Child/Dead Child by Claire Dowie.

After completing her Masters, Katrina was mentored by Pamela McQueen from Dramaturgs Network Ireland. During this time, she facilitated a script advisory programme called Project: Dramaturgy, which was supported by Cork City Council, allowing her to work with several playwrights who were at the early drafting stage of a new play. She has twice been co-director for the Young Playwrights Presentation presented by Graffiti and The Everyman.

Some of her recent directing work includes ALSA Productions’ haunting play At the Moment, Everything Is Missing, Candy Warhol’s The Wind That Shakes the Wig and SNUG by John McCarthy, an entirely sung story – set and performed in a pub.

the everyman as employer

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 RoyalAsking 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 focus remains in facilitating artists to develop their own work.

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

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 Interim Programme Director, Naomi Daly, please get in contact with her below.

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Tales of Two Cities

Tales Of Two Cities is an artist development programme for very early career theatre artists – an international partnership between Cork Midsummer Festival and The Everyman in Cork, Ireland and MAYK and Bristol Old Vic in Bristol, UK.

Tales of Two Cities is aimed at very early career theatre artists – ie with a maximum of three years professional practice. It’s for individuals or groups of artists interested in making theatre and developing their practice in forms other than playwriting, for artists who are finding their voice and figuring out how to articulate and focus their vision. Artists must be from or based in Cork. We want to support a new cohort of theatre makers to develop their practice in Cork city and county.

For application criteria and how to apply click HERE.

Applications closed.