THEATRE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
With Gare St. Lazare
Gare St Lazare Ireland awarded Artistic Residency at The Everyman Theatre for the third year running.
The Everyman Theatre, in partnership with Cork City Council and the Arts Council, is delighted to announce that Gare St Lazare Ireland will be Artists in Residence for 2017/2018. This is the company’s third year in residency.
Gare St Lazare Ireland is an Irish company theatre company with an international reputation for excellence. The company is dedicated to connecting their international reach back to their home city of Cork. Over the past two years the residency base in the Everyman Theatre has offered the company’s joint artistic directors – Judy Hegarty Lovett and Conor Lovett – the opportunity to consolidate their roots. As Judy says, “Cork has all our beginnings and is once more the cradle of our next steps.”
In addition to developing a new Beckett prose work for the stage (How It Is, Part One), as part of that residency they have taken part in public conversations, have opened their process up to local audiences and artists and have provided valuable mentoring, knowledge sharing and masterclasses to young theatre makers, students and audiences.
GSLI Artistic Director, Judy Hegarty-Lovett is looking forward to another year of residency where she can “develop the company’s current work and continue to engage in creative and meaningful way with local artists and theatre makers”. This third year offers a total and sustained engagement with our home city and allows for growth and fruition to happen with shared advantage to both company and collaborators.”
Everyman Artistic Director, Julie Kelleher, said “We are thrilled to be embarking on a third year of this very special partnership with Gare St Lazare. We are hugely grateful to our funding partners, the Arts Council and Cork City Council, for enabling us to bring this residency to the next level. The residency has a broad range of important and valuable elements, but we’re particularly pleased that the investment made in this singular company, both in terms of time and funding, will culminate in 2018 with a world premiere of their work How It Is, presented on, and made for, the Everyman stage and auditorium.”
Created with composer/sound designer Mel Mercier and featuring Stephen Dillane alongside Conor Lovett on stage, How It Is will be Gare st. Lazare Ireland’s 11th Beckett prose work for the stage. The novel is considered one of Beckett’s greatest literary achievements and yet remains virtually unknown to its public. Gare St. Lazare Ireland will offer a world premiere of this work to Cork at the Everyman in 2018 and, made in Cork, it will travel the world bearing that hallmark.
ABOUT GARE ST LAZARE
Since creating Gare St Lazare Ireland in 1998, the collaborative team of director Judy Hegarty Lovett and actor Conor Lovett have performed Beckett’s work in Ireland and across the globe, appearing at international festivals such as UCLA LiveArts, Melbourne Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Festival and many others. Their US & European tours and coproduction partnerships include ArtsEmerson Boston, Signature Theater, New York (Title and Deed by Will Eno 2012), Dublin Theatre Festival (Waiting For Godot 2013), Kilkenny Arts Festival, as well as site- specific/site-sensitive ventures in museums, galleries and warehouses.
In November of this year the company will make their second visit in three years to the Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, with their acclaimed production of The Beckett Trilogy. They were last at the White Light Festival with The End by Samuel Beckett & Here All Night in 2015.
They are also currently developing Beckett’s 1964 novel How It Is, directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett with composer/sound designer Mel Mercier and actors Conor Lovett and Stephen Dillane.
In April 2018, Here All Night, the company’s theatrical work for soprano, actor and chamber orchestra, will receive its Irish premiere at the Abbey Theatre before embarking on a nationwide tour. Set against the backdrop of a Brian O’Doherty sculpture, Here All Night is directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett with composition by Paul Clark and performed by Conor Lovett, singer Melanie Pappenheim. The chamber orchestra includes Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger), Chris Allan (cello), John Paul Gandy (piano) and a six strong choir from Boston.
“The unparalleled Beckett champions of Gare St Lazare” (The New York Times)
“Once you have seen this you will never go back. You will not want anyone but Gare St Lazare to do Beckett again. Absolutely unbelievable” (Edinburgh Guide)
“Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett have adapted Beckett’s seminal fiction trilogy from the 1950s into an spell-binding marathon solo performance” Bob Virini on The Beckett Trilogy (Variety)
Gare St Lazare Ireland are currently Artists in Residence at Everyman supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council Arts Office and UCC.
Workshop Thursday 27th October 2016, 2pm
Judy and Conor Lovett will offer workshop in performance and directing, to emerging, professional and student theatre-makers in Cork. The workshop will focus particularly on adaptation, solo performance and working with Beckett. Concentrating on equipping the performer with a simplicity and a sense of being in control of the information they communicate to an audience, as well as a sense of play, readiness and a complicity with fellow actors, audience, writer and director, using techniques developed by the company.
This event is free but ticketed. Please note capacity is stricly limited. Tickets available through our box office.
Gare St Lazare and the Everyman Theatre are delighted to continue their ever successful artist in residency programme with support from The Arts Council, Cork City Council and UCC. As part of the residency Gare St Lazare will offer mentorships to two Cork-based professional theatre artists. These mentorships will focus on both the creative and production ends of theatre-making and touring. Gare St Lazare’s vast experience and knowledge of creating work and touring it all over Ireland and around the world will be of particular value to artists who are seeking information and guidance on how to secure presenting opportunities and give their productions a long life and a wide audience.
Due to strong profile from the candidates, mentorships have been awarded to 4 Cork-based artists. First meeting held on Wednesday 26 October and Thursday 27 October.
- David Duffy
- ALSA productions (Alan Dalton & Sadhbh Barrett Coakley)
- Conor Clancy
- Vicky Langa
Workshop with Gare St Lazare Wed 22 June 2016
Gare St Lazare’s Conor Lovett & Judy Hegarty Lovett will host a workshop on their performance style of presence and acknowledgement of the audience, on Wed 22 June, 2–6pm. Participants should wear loose comfortable clothing and have a strong interest in performing for an audience. Maximum 15 places, bookings through the Everyman Box Office on (021) 450 1673 on a first come, first served basis.
In Conversation with….
Judy and Conor have hosted a series of talks with invited guests. Through these conversations, we hoped to give audiences a window into the artistic process of Gare St Lazare and their collaborators, as well as some of the practical elements of the production process. The first conversation looked at the importance of music in the company’s work, and by speaking with recent and current collaborators Paul Clark and Mel Mercier, took a practical look at how that work took shape.
- In Conversation with Paul Clark and Mel Mercier | Wed 18 Nov 2015
Performance and Directing Workshops | Tue 17 Nov 2015
WITH JUDY HEGARTY LOVETT & CONOR LOVETT
Open to emerging professional and student theatre-makers with particular focus on adaptation, solo performance and working with Beckett. Full details as follows:
The workshop places will be offered through an application process, with a fee payable upon offer and acceptance of a place in the workshops. Please apply with a current CV and letter outlining your experience, aspirations and intentions. Applications should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. Please forward applications to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Friday September 18th 2015 with the subject line Gare St Lazare – workshop application. Candidates will be notified whether successful or not on or by September 28th. Applicants should be aged between 18-30 and should be from, or resident in, Cork city or county. Applicants must be available on Tuesday 17th November
Mentorship | Wed 18 Nov and/or Thu 19 Nov 2015
This was open to two Cork-based professional theatre makers and focussed on both the creative and production side of theatre-making and touring. Gare St. Lazare’s vast experience and knowledge will be of particular value to less established artists seeking guidance on how to secure presenting opportunities and give their productions a long life and wide audience. Full details as follows:
Please apply with a current CV and letter outlining your experience, aspirations and intentions along with one letter or email of reference. Applications should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. Please forward applications to email@example.com no later than 5pm on Friday September 18th 2015 with the subject line Gare St Lazare – mentorship application. Candidates will be notified whether successful or not on or by September 28th. Required experience:
For Creative – Experience of directing, performing or creative involvement in at least two professional productions within the last 2 years.
For Production – Experience of production or administrative involvement in at least two professional productions within the last 2 years.
Applicants should be aged between 18-30 and should be from, or resident in, Cork city or county.
Supported by The Everyman, The Arts Council and Cork City Council