Archive for December, 2011

Call for Participants for Life in the Venue Workshop in TDC.

Posted in Life In The Venue on December 3, 2011 by eoinohannrachain

Life in The Venue will be returning to the Theatre Development Centre (TDC) this week (5th-9th December) for a second week of development. Our first week of development took place in July 2011 and since then we have continued the research and development of the piece with the kind support of the Cork City Council Arts Office.

As part of this development we are inviting participants to join us on the morning of Tuesday the 6th of December from 10AM-1PM, to participate in a free workshop with director Eoin O hAnnrachain and actor Mary-Lou Mc Carthy. This workshop will focus on character development through exercises and improvisation techniques.

During our first week’s development in July we used character development techniques from Michael Chekhov, Paul Elsam and improvisational techniques from Ken Adams. These were used to create the characters and scenarios we presented in our first showing. You can watch a video of that showing on YouTube or Vimeo.

In the workshop we will share the techniques we used, and use the time to further expand the world of our play, Life in the Venue.

If you would like to participate, please send an email with contact details and any relevant experience to

We look forward to hearing from you.

Eoin Ó hAnnracháin is the artistic director of Cork based theatre and film company Clinic Media and a freelance director. Recent credits include A Serving of Pinter at the Half Moon Theatre; Howie The Rookie as part of the Granary New Director’s Festival and Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford; Vandal for Waterford Youth Arts; and Falling Slowly as part of The Spiral Season. He also directed the short-film Breakfast by Jody O’Neill.

Mary-Lou Mc Carthy works predominantly as an actor in theatre, film and television. Recent theatre credits include: Brokentalkers The Blue Boy as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival 2011; An Triail for Aisling Gear theatre company (dir. Bairbre Ni Chaoimh) and Vandal (WYT). Mary-Lou also appeared in Aifric, Cinneadh and Corp agus Anam on TG4 and award winning short-film Penny for Southernman Films.

Life in the Venue is being developed with actors George Hanover and Shane Falvey and has been made possible by the kind support of the Cork City Council Arts Office and the Theatre Development Centre.