Audition for Life in The Venue

Posted in Clinic, Life In The Venue on May 24, 2012 by eoinohannrachain

Auditions ~ Life in The Venue

Clinic Media are holding auditions for one actor to join their upcoming production Life in The Venue at The Everyman, Cork in July.

After 2 residencies in the Theatre Development Centre (TDC) during 2011, Life in The Venue is transferring to The Everyman as the first in their series of Cork Theatre Shorts, from July 4th-7th. This comedy-drama follows the intricate lives of the ushers working in ‘The Venue’.

The production will be devised with the director and cast during rehearsals, and the performances will be largely improvised. We are looking for an actor to join our ensemble with experience in improvisation and devising.

As the character will be created during the devising process, we are inviting male and female performers with a playing age of mid 20’s to early 30’s to apply.

Please send a CV and Headshot by email
to book an audition slot.

Auditions will take place on Wednesday 30th of May between 1PM-6PM.
A workshop call-back will take place on Thursday 31st of May from 2PM-4PM.

Rehearsals will be throughout June with a full day required on Saturday June 2nd.

Please take note that this is an unpaid position.

Clinic announce Life in The Venue in The Everyman

Posted in Clinic, Life In The Venue on May 21, 2012 by eoinohannrachain

Clinic Media are delighted to announce that they will be producing Life in The Venue in The Everyman this July.

After Cork actress, Mary-Lou Mc Carthy brought her idea for Life in The Venue to Clinic Media an agreement was made that Mary-Lou would produce the development alongside Clinic’s Artistic Director, Eoin O hAnnrachain. That development took place throughout 2011 and included two residencies in Corcadorca‘s Theatre Development Centre, Triskel Christchurch. This research and development was made possible by the award of a Project Scheme Award from the Cork City Council Arts Office.

Then recently appointed Artistic Director of The Everyman, Michael Barker-Caven, attended the second showing of work in progress in the TDC in December 2011, and following some discussions between Michael, Mary-Lou and Eoin an agreement was reached to programme Life in The Venue as the first production in The Everyman’s new initiative Cork Theatre Shorts.

This production will see Eoin continue as director and will be produced by Mary-Lou and Eoin for Clinic Media.

Keep an eye on this blog and our Facebook and Twitter accounts for further details.

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 lifeinthevenue@gmail.com

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.

Thanks to our A Serving of Pinter Fund It Funders!

Posted in Pinter on September 18, 2011 by eoinohannrachain

Thank you to all our funders who, through Fund It, helped to make A Serving of Pinter a reality!

Nicki ffrench davis, Eimear O’Herlihy, Tom Creed, Laura Daly, Daniel O’Connell, monica mc namar, Laoise OBoyle, Margo Fewer, Ellen Power, Evan Lordan, Patrick Kavanagh, Alice Daly, Kate McCarthy, Mark Cogan, Catherine Crowley, Maire Ui Annrachain, Triona Ni Annrachain, Mary-Lou Mc Carthy, Eamonn Foley, Firehaze, Josephine Kavanagh, Breda Kavanagh, Ciara Kavanagh, bryan jackson, Seamus Power, Marcus Bale, John Lambert,fiona lucia mc garry, Laura Harte, Ronan FitzGibbon, Frank Prendergast, John O Connell, Thomas McCarthy, Cliona Murphy, Libby Seward, Trevor Nolan, Linda Hardwick, Karen Kelleher, Susan Doyle, Ruth Hayes, Karla Dwyer, Orla Burke, Kersty MCarthy, Niamh Hatchell, Sarah Louise Mc Colgan, Sean Breathnach, paula kavanagh, james rockett, Valerie Hely.

A big thank you to those who chose to fund anonymously also!

A Serving of Pinter
Preview Mon 26th September
Preview Tickets €10
Runs Tue 27th September – Sat 1st October 2011.
(Excluding Thursday 29th)
Half Moon Theatre, Cork.
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: €15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)
Buy Tickets Here.

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October 2011.
FORUM, Waterford.
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: 2 for €20
€15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)
More Info Here.

Ruth Hayes joins the cast for A Serving of Pinter

Posted in Pinter on August 25, 2011 by eoinohannrachain

We are proud to announce that Cork actress Ruth Hayes will be joining the cast of A Serving of Pinter.

Director Eoin Ó hAnnracháin said;

I’ve been watching Ruth’s career ever since she was in Adam Mcelderry’s production of The Country by Martin Crimp back in the New Director’s Festival in 2007. It was in the same New Director’s festival as our own production of Howie The Rookie. I am delighted to finally get the oportunity to work with Ruth. As well as returning to work with Nicholas Kavanagh [who starred in Howie The Rookie] it is great to round off our senior cast members with two Cork actors, Frank Jackson and Ruth Hayes.

A Serving of Pinter
Preview Mon 26th September
Preview Tickets €10
Runs Tue 27th September – Sat 1st October 2011.
(Excluding Thursday 29th)
Half Moon Theatre, Cork.
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: €15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October 2011.
FORUM, Waterford.
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: 2 for €20
€15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)

Clinic Announce “A Serving of Pinter”

Posted in Pinter on August 18, 2011 by eoinohannrachain

Clinic Media today announced that they will be undertaking a co-production with MooCow Theatre in the Cork Opera House’s Half Moon Theatre, and in The Forum, Waterford.

A Serving of PINTER is a compilation of three of Harold Pinter’s short plays and a cellebration of the writing career, which spanned more than 50 years, of one of the most influential modern dramatists.

Image by John O’Connell

Trouble In The Works, a sketch reminiscent of Monty Phython, pits a manager of an industrial factory against an employee representing a dissatisfied workforce. Pinter plays with the leader/follower relationship balance beautifully.

Victoria Station, an acclaimed black comedy, introduces us to the struggles of a minicab controller trying to communicate his instructions to driver 274.

One For The Road is a commentary on the terrors of dictatorship. The sadistic Nicolas interviews the members of a family one by one. Pinter’s ambiguous sense of menace is in full swing.

Director, Eoin Ó hAnnracháin said;

“Harold Pinter has always been one of the writers I have wanted to direct. In my work I am drawn to subtext and enjoy working with actors in the rehearsal room on what goes unspoken.

It is a very exciting time in Cork. A lot of things have changed very quickly in the last 6-12 months and there is a large emphasis on new work in Theatre. Coming off the back of developing two pieces of new work [Talking Subtext – Solstice 2011, and Life In The Venue] I am excited about the challenge of working on the text of one of the greatest writers of all time. While I am fully in favour of the emerging emphasis on new work I feel it is important that revivals of great writing are not completely overlooked either.”

Clinic Media’s Eoin Ó hAnnracháin and MooCow Theatre’s Nicholas Kavanagh have previously collaborated on projects such as; Howie The Rookie, Vandal, Fantasy Football, Trophy Trouble, and Spell It.

This production will be directed by Clinic’s Artistic Director Eoin Ó hAnnracháin, and will star MooCow’s Nicholas Kavanagh, and Cork actor Frank Jackson. With a fantastic creative team, including designers Deirdre Dwyer (costume), Joe Harney (sound), A Serving of Pinter should not be missed.

A Serving of Pinter
Preview Mon 26th September
Preview Tickets €10
Runs Tue 27th September – Sat 1st October 2011.
(Excluding Thursday 29th)
Half Moon Theatre, Cork.
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: €15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October 2011.
FORUM, Waterford.
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: 2 for €20
€15 (Full price)
€12 (Concession)


With kind support from the Cork City Council Arts Office.

Useful Final Cut Pro Tutorials

Posted in Breakfast on May 18, 2010 by eoinohannrachain

While doing the post production on Breakfast last year I had to learn fast. I ended up being the editor, the sound editor and the colorist so I learned a lot of new things in a very short space of time.

One guy I found very useful was AppleShakeGuru on YouTube.

For anybody who’s starting out in Final Cut Pro the video below is a good place to start.