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Stage Door Live, Episode 17 – 5 August 2020 #FundingYourArt
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Episode 17 of Stage Door Live, is all about Funding Your Art.

Arts Consultant John O’Brien and Andrew Hetherington, from Business To Arts, discuss governmental policy and the changes that need to be made to sustain the arts in Ireland. Theatre Producer Maura O’Keeffe joins us to discuss ways to fund projects and what theatre producers are looking for when selecting projects. to work on. Theatre Director Annie Ryan discusses a life of making art and tips she used to fund her projects. Arts Council Ireland Next Generation Award Recipient Aisling O’Mara discusses her path to application success, and Jane Daly from the Irish Theatre Institute discusses ITI’s services for arts and keys to funding success. Gillian Buckle delivers tonight’s Final Poetic Thought.

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Stage Door Live, Episode 16 – 29 July 2020 #WellnessInTheatrePractice
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Stage Door Live Episode 16 is all about wellness in theatre practice.

We talk to Mary Moynihan, Artistic Director of Smashing Times International Center. She is joined by Regional Director of the Samaritans in the Republic of Ireland, Rory Fitzgerald. We’re then joined by International Voice, Acting and Empowerment coach Helena Walsh. Followed by actor, writer and director Nessa Matthews.  With special interviews with Aoife Spillane-Hinks and John Olohan, contributions from Michaela Wohlgemuth and Gerrard Martin, and our Final Poetic Thought is delivered by Jed Murray.

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Stage Door Live, Episode 15 – 22 July 2020 #IrishBornMusicalTheatre
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Episode 15 of Stage Door Live focuses Irish Born Musical Theatre #IrishBornMusicalTheatre

First we are joined by actor and writer Kate Gilmore, who appeared in Rough Magic’s ‘The Train’ at The Abbey Theatre and ‘The Great Gatsby’ at The Gate Theatre. She is joined by Tom Moran, an actor, writer and performer who appeared in the smash hit ‘Copper Face Jack’s: The Musical’. We’re then joined by Bryan Burroughs, an actor and director known for ‘Beowulf: The Blockbuster’ and Fiona Browne, an actor and singer who can currently be seen in ‘Normal People’. Both were original cast members of ‘Angela’s Ashes The Musical’. Then we speak to actor and singer Brian Gilligan, Brian has had a career as a musical theatre performer throughout Ireland and the UK, most recently on the UK & Ireland tour of Disney’s The Lion King. Featuring special interviews with Actor and Director Simon Delaney and Composer Conor Mitchell, as well as an Art In Isolation feature with Benedict Esdale and William Dunleavy. Amy O’Dwyer sings us out in true musical theatre form in our Final Poetic Thought.

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Stage Door Live, Episode 14 – 15 July 2020 #TheatreForYoungAudiences
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Episode 14 of Stage Door Live focuses on Theatre For Young Audiences. First we are joined by Aisling O’Gorman, Creative Arts Manager of The Ark in Dublin and Actor and Theatre maker Mary-Lou McCarthyto discuss the importance of introducing children to the theatre from a young age and what’s next for both of them in the months to come. We’re then joined by Jennifer Ahern, producer at Baboro’s International Children’s festival held in Galway every October. She will be discussing what makes Baboro unique and why Artists and companies from all over the world travel to perform for Galway audiences. Finally, Ursula McGinn, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Bombinate Theatre Company joins us to discuss her creative process. Bombinate Theatre is an award-winning company, creating work for families and young audiences. Also joining us tonight in our Art In Isolation series: Chantal McCormick from Fidget Feet and Niamh Lawlor from Puca Puppets. Actor Manus Halligan delivers the Final Poetic Thought.

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Stage Door Live, Episode 13 – 8 July 2020 #DesigningTheNewStage
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Designer and Artist Lian Bell joins Set and Costume Designer Katie Davenport to discuss international influence and collaboration in their work. Lian discusses Pan Pan’s 7th International Mentorship Programme, and Katie discusses the Prague Quadrennial. Kelly O’Doherty interviews Professor Brian Singleton, a theatre scholar and educator at Trinity College Dublin. Brian helps us place Irish design in a broader international context and tradition. Lighting Designer Mick Hurley joins us to discuss his work on Corcadorca’s socially-distanced show, Contact. Also on the show: Ionia Ni Chroinin from Moonfish Theatre, Sound Designer and Composer Denis Clohessy, and Actor Neil Fleming.

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Stage Door Live, Episode 12 – 1 July 2020 #InspiringYoungMakers
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In episode 12, We are joined by Michelle Carew, Director of Youth Theatre Ireland, and Veronica Coburn, Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre Ensemble to discuss the importance of Youth Theatre and nurturing and inspiring young theatre makers in Ireland. We’re then joined by Theatre Director Jack Reardon who has taken the role of Artistic Director of Stagecraft Youth Theatre in Clonmel (where he started out) to discuss youth theatre from a more rural perspective. Artistic Director of Bare Cheek Theatre Company and County Wexford Youth Theatre, Tony McClean-Fay joins us with a former member of CWYT, Laura Flynn, and a current member of CWYT Judith Allen.

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Stage Door Live, Episode 11 – 24 June 2020 #ArtsWorkersAreCritical
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In Episode 11, we dive in to the supporting act in theatre and live events. Sophie Ridley, Chair of the EPIC Working Group, and Liam Fitzgerald, Chair of the Association of Irish Stage Technicians, join us to discuss the ways in which EPIC and AIST are working in tandem to support workers in Live Events and technical theatre. Stage Manager Fiona Keller joins to discuss the sustainability of the sector and the desire for representation and support. Production Manager Eamonn Fox talks about what keeps him coming back to the theatre

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Stage Door Live, Episode 10 – 17 June 2020 #AudiencesAreComingBack
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In Episode 10, we talk all about audiences returning to the seats of theatres. Event Safety Expert Peter Jordan, Co-Director, SLUA Event Safety Consultancy discusses the various plans, including TheatreForum’s plan, to return to our new normal. We’re then joined by Fergal McGrath, Venue Manager at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway to discuss the complications involved in programming venues with social distancing in place. Lorraine Maye, Director of Cork Midsummer Festival, talks about the festival which reinvented itself.

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Stage Door Live, Episode 9 – 10 June 2020 #AccessAndInclusion Part 2
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#AccessAndInclusion. Dr Kate McCarthy and Dr Una Kealy, both lecturers in the department of Creative and Performance Art in Waterford Institute of Technology join us to discuss their process of mapping Inclusion in theatre practice. Internationally recognised artist Amanda Coogan has worked across media in live art, performance, photography and video and is well known for her work with Dublin Theatre of the Deaf, as well as a sign language interpreter for the Gate Theatre and the Abbey Theatre. Finally, we turned over “The Last Word” to 17-year old theatre maker Noon Abubakar, a member of Wexford Youth Theatre. Our #ArtInIsolation focus is on Mark Smith, a performer with downs syndrome who was nominated for Best Actor at the 2019 Dublin Fringe Festival. Our #FinalPoeticThought is delivered by Shane Byrne of Equinox Theatre company.

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Stage Door Live, Episode 8 – 3 June 2020 #AccessAndInclusion
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In Episode Eight, Medb Lambert, co-artistic director of Asylum Productions and Artistic Coordinator of Equinox Theatre Company, and Aisling Byrne, of Run of The Mill Theatre and Talking Shop Ensemble, join us to discuss Inclusion in theatre practice and its importance. Actor Eleanor Walsh discusses living and acting with Autism, which she was diagnosed with during her first year of Drama School. In a special reports by Associate Producer Janice De Broithe, we talk to Pádraig Naughton, Executive Director, Arts & Disability Ireland, about the gains and losses for people with disabilities during the Covid-19 crisis, and his outlook for the future.

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