Date: Saturday 17th June
Where: Circus Factory, Centre Park Road, Cork
Tickets: Free entrance but ticketed: book seat here
Join the Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network for an afternoon discussion about collaboration & the rise of interdisciplinary arts.
Hear from a range of artists, practitioners and projects which have specialised in merging art forms in new and unusual ways; uncovering new styles, new techniques, new circus, new theatre, new stories and new ways of telling them, merging the old and the new, the traditional with the contemporary, the audience and the performer, the digital and the physical, the inside with the outside. Be part of a conversation which challenges our notions of what is art, where art belongs and who is it for.
- Emmet Kirwan
- Dr Jools Gilson, UCC
- Noelle O’Regan, Circus Factory Cork
- Marc O’Sullivan (Vallig)
Emmet Kirwan Is an actor-playwright and poet. He has been a feature of Irish theatre, film and television for over 15 years.
He is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. His first full-length play, Dublin Oldschool has had a series of sell-out runs at Project Arts centre, toured internationally and opened in the National Theatre in London’s West End in January.
He is also the recipient of The Stewart Parker trust major bursary award 2014 for Dublin Oldschool, it was also nominated for the First Forth-night award and The Bewleys Little Gem award 2014.
- He wrote and starred in the Irish Television comedy series Sarah and Steve for Accomplice Television and RTE, the Irish national broadcaster.
- Short Films include Escape Plans (Calipo films) Outside (Still Films)
- Other Plays include RIOT for This Is Pop Baby (Winner of best production Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016). His plays for young people include Half 3 Heroes and This Hit Parade both for Dublin Youth Theatre.
Emmet is a participant in the Irish Theatre Institute’s Six in the attic programme.
Dr Jools Gilson, UCC
Professor Jools Gilson at University College Cork is a trans-disciplinary artist-scholar and broadcaster.
She directed the dance theatre company half/angel from 1995 to 2006, and since 2010 has made creative radio for RTÉ and the BBC. Her texts, choreography and installation have been performed and exhibited internationally.
She has received bursaries and awards from The Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, The Arts Council of England, The Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), ResCen (Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts, UK) and others. Jools is also an award-winning radio broadcaster.
She holds a practice-based PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Surrey, and taught performance at the University of Hull and Dartington College of Arts (UK) before coming to Ireland. She taught in the School of English at UCC from 1996 – 2016, where she was Associate Director of the MA in Creative Writing from 2013. She was appointed Professor of Creative Practice and Head of the School of Music and Theatre in 2016.
Noelle O’Regan, Circus Factory Cork
Noelle O’Regan has a wide and varied background in physical theatre, outdoor adventure sports, circus skills and education.
Noelle has a small Street Theatre Company called ‘Bread and Jam Spectacle’. She set this up last year with Visual and Performance Artist, Tom Campbell and Set Designer and Performer, Sam Hamilton.
Noelle truly enjoys the challenges and successes of collaborating with artists from many different practises and backgrounds. Her big Passion is bringing Art out onto the street. So her work and others can be seen by the masses and to move all classes, ethnicities and ages.
Marc O’Sullivan (Vallig)
Marc O’Sullivan is an artist, writer and curator.
His curatorial credits include the exhibitions Terry O'Neill at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery in 2013 and Seán Scully: "Figure/Abstract at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork in 2015."