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SUPPORTING ARTISTS: IN PRACTICE
The Everyman plays a leading role in Cork City in developing and maturing performing artists, through offering a supportive creative environment because we see artists as the lifeblood of the theatre. There is no “one-size fits all” as every theatre artist is different. In practice, ours is an open and flexible approach 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 (2016/17/18 residents). BrokenCrow are the Theatre Artists in Residence for 2018-2020. Members Deirdre Dwyer, Ronan FitzGibbon, George Hanover, Gavin McEntee, Rosie O’Regan and Aideen Wylde are individually diverse practitioners. What unites the group creatively is their ambition to produce professional and engaging work, with an emphasis on storytelling and collaboration at its heart; work which both entertains and challenges our growing audiences.
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, and in 2019 in projects such as Evening Train and How It Is Part 2. 2019 also saw the return of Asking for It, which toured to Birmingham REP in 2020.
We produce plays with a strong audience focus, such as Factory Girls (2016), Dancing at Lughnasa (2017), The Lonesome West (2018). The Everyman assumes all of the financial risk to share fresh revivals of great existing works of theatre with audiences and provides artists with the opportunity to engage with these works professionally.
We operate an open-door policy to artists, who are welcome to contact our Artistic Director Sophie Motley for more information on these activities.