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Slingshot – Residency
Mon, 29 January 2024
Last November, we announced SLINGSHOT, a new space sharing initiative with 2 separate offerings, Slingshot Desk Space and Slingshot Residency. We are thrilled to announce the Slingshot Residency participants that will be joining us in Festival House.
bluehouse theatre is an emerging Dublin-based theatre company composed of Caoimhe Coburn Gray, Iseult Deane, Jack Delaney, Ellen Finnerty and Sam Killian. They work collaboratively to create performances that are warm and formally playful – reimagining familiar landscapes and building new dreamscapes through imaginative original writing and live music.
Gea is a theatre director born in Pula, Croatia. Her focus of interest in theatre revolves around dealing with socio-political topics. She has produced engaging performances and participative projects that stimulate and encourage critical thinking, activation, and audience development. Her recent work is centred on exploring identity, post-war consequences, and inherited violence through multidisciplinary theatre projects designed for both adult and young audiences.
Conor Kennedy Burke
Conor is a theatre practitioner and filmmaker from Galway with a passion for creating devised work integrating folk memory, multilingualism, and movement design. A performer experienced in physical performance, mask, and puppetry, his practice has evolved in recent years to also incorporate dance in his pursuit of developing multidisciplinary works of Dance Theatre.
Jody is an award-winning autistic writer and creator for theatre and screen. She was a recipient of the 2022 Markievicz Award and is currently Theatre Artist-in-Residence at UCC and Cork Opera House. She is developing a new play, what the telly saw (conceived through an ITI workshop with Javier Daulté and commissioned by Mermaid). The development has been supported by an Arts Council Creation Award, Rough Magic and The Abbey Theatre.