Create at Cork Midsummer Festival
Collaboration in Context
Date: 28 June
Venue: Half Moon Theatre, Cork
Create at Cork Midsummer Festival Collaboration in Context
Afternoon salon event hosted by Create: creating a forum for shared learning around collaborative arts practice; commissioning in context (particularly in context of health) in festival cycles. Contributing to the event will be artist Mark Storor (Hungry Tea), theatremaker Dylan Tighe (RECORD) and Grace Dyas of TheatreCLUB.
This panel will be of interest to artists, festival organisers and commissioners of new work for festivals as well as general audiences interested in the exciting work of the three artist presenters. For further information, email support [at] create-ireland.ie.
Mark Storor is an award winning artist who works in the space between live art and theatre. Most of his work is devised and site specific. His collaborations are often with participants from troubled communities, and in partnership with a small group of artists and producers who have honed their practice over many years.
Hungry Tea by Creative Connections and Mark Storor is also part of the festival (26-30 June). It is a work about stories, secrets, beauty, laughter and desolate places.
Article on Mark Storor in The Independent
Graduated in Spanish and Italian (1st class Hons) from Trinity College Dublin. Works in Live Art, Theatre and Music. As an actor has worked in radio, theatre, television, film, and appeared in productions with BBC, Channel 4, TG4, RTE and many independent theatre groups touring nationally and internationally. As Director, Dylan won the Irish Times Irish Theatre Award 2009 for Best Production (The Stomach Box’s No Worst There Is None).
Tighe also developed, in association with Catherine Joyce and the Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group, The Trailer of Bridget Dinnigan a version of 'The House of Bernarda Alba' by Federico García Lorca.
As part of Cork Midsummer launches an ambitious new project, RECORD (26-30 June), which explores depression and the concept of “mental illness” with courage, imagination, subversive humour and radical honesty.
Grace Dyas, TheatreCLUB
Grace Dyas is one third of THEATREclub. Grace is a writer and a director. She is researching and developing HISTORY (the third part of THEATREclub’s social history trilogy) as part of her Public Art Commission Residency in St. Michael’s Estate.
Recent work for THEATREclub includes THE FAMILY, HEROIN (Spirit of The Fringe Award), THEATREclub stole your CLOCK RADIO what the FUCK you gonna do about it?, GROUP THERAPY FOR ONE and ROUGH (Fishamble New Writing Award). Other theatre includes I am A Home Bird (It’s very hard) which she produced for Talking Shop Ensemble.
Grace has also worked as an assistant to directors Jason Byrne, Annie Ryan and Wayne Jordan.