Residency Programmes

Our supports to artists, practitioners and companies include residency programmes. To date these have included
the following:

2021

2021

2020

2020

2020

2020

2020

2019

2018/2019

2018

2018/2019

2018/2019

2018

2018

2018

2018

2016-2019

2017 – to date

2018 – to date

2017

2016/17

2013 – 2016

2014-2019

2015

2012-2014

2011

Visual Art Curator in Residence

Theatre Company in Residence

Creative Ireland Dance Residency

Creative Ireland Music Residency

Hatch Residency and Award

Hatch Residency and Award

Theatre Company in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residence

Bealtaine Artist in Residence

Hatch Residency and Award

Hatch Residency and Award

Artist Residency

Theatre Artist in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residence

Choral Residency

Visual Art Writer in Residence

Visual Art Writer in Residence

Bealtaine Dance Artist in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residence

Traditional Music Residency

Visual Art Curator in Residence

Agri_Culture Visual Art Residency

Visual Art Curator in Residence

Theatre Artist in Residency

Naomi Draper

Fregoli Theatre Company

Mintesinot Wolde

Leonora Neary

Claire Mullane

Cathal Maguire

Fregoli Theatre Company

Anna Newell

Julie Sharkey

Michael Harding

Karl Quinn

Manuela Corbari

Ronan Brady & Aisling Ni Cheallaigh

Maisie Lee

Anthony Keigher

Julie Sharkey

Cathy Jordan

Joanne Laws

Sue Rainsford

Mary Nunan

Julie Sharkey

Alan Kelly & Steph Germia

Linda Shevlin

Simon Carmen & Helen Sharp

Mary Cremin

Monkeyshine Theatre Company

2021 Residencies
Fregoli Theatre Company

In 2020 Fregoli Theatre Company embarked on their “Finding Home” residency at The Roscommon Arts Centre. They explored the theme of home in a year when the meaning of home became entirely different. And now in 2021 Fregoli Theatre are delighted to announce their return as Theatre Company in residence at The Roscommon Arts Centre to continue this exploration. As part of their residency in 2020, Fregoli reimagined their work presenting a number of digital productions including: ‘I Want You to Know Me’, which explored domestic violence and fundraised for Safe Ireland, ‘Inside You Stay’ which explored home as both sanctuary and prison as well as themes of communication and mental health.  ‘Tangents’ was created in response to the loss of the company’s physical rehearsal room, their home and their beautiful short film ‘Home For Christmas’ was filmed in Roscommon town and county, this digital work is full of joy, heartache and the warmth of home.

They also began work on  ‘Cross Street’: a new play written by Jarlath Tivnan which explores how mental issues can grow and manifest when left to fester. Fregoli released a virtual rehearsed reading of this work in progress filmed by Mimar Productions.  As part of their residency in 2021 Fregoli will continue to develop Cross Street gearing up for a full production (Covid permitting). They will also now embark on an exciting new programme of work that will include professional development, peer learning as well as community based engagements at locations throughout the county, bringing some theatrical craic and madness to communities and groups across Roscommon.

Founded in 2007 Fregoli Theatre Company aims to produce and perform energetic and stimulating work that appeals to a large cross section of the public. They focus primarily on new and original work and are committed to the promotion of the arts and theatre on a local, national and international scale.

The company members are Maria Tivnan, Jarlath Tivnan, Rob McFeely, Eilish McCarthy, Kate Murray, Tara Finn, Eimear Finan, Peter Shine and Oisin Robbins. This residency is supported by Roscommon Arts Centre and the Arts Council of Ireland.

Naomi Draper

 

 

 
2020 Residencies
Mintesinot Wolde

 

 

 
Leonora Neary

 

 

 
Cathal Maguire

 

 

 
Claire Mullan

 

 

 
2019 Residencies
Maisie Lee

Lúminaria is a work in development for young audiences aged 7+. The performance is being developed under an artist in residency programme led by Backstage Theatre Longford & supported by Roscommon Arts Centre. As part of this collaboration, Roscommon Arts Centre will host playwright Fionnuala Gygax, Director Maisie Lee and their company of actors and designers for a period of research and development for Lúminaria in our new workshop space.

The project will also see primary school children in Roscommon & Longford contribute to its development as they participate in a series of workshops in storytelling, theatre making & puppetry in March & May. A sharing of Lúminaria will take place in both Backstage Theatre & Roscommon Arts Centre in June as part of both venue’s Crinniu na nOg celebrations.

MARCH – MAY 2019

 
Ronan Brady & Aisling Ni Cheallaigh

Roscommon native Ronan Brady and Aisling Ní Cheallaigh will be further developing their circus show ‘How to Square a Circle’ which will open on the 29th of August at the centre.

During their residency the duo will focus on developing their circus skills, as they work with international renowned aerial directors Chantal McCormick (Artistic Director of Fidget Feet Aerial Dance) and Lindsey Butcher (Artistic Director of Gravity and Levity). The duo will also host a series of workshops over the summer season for young people in aerial & circus.

JUNE – AUGUST 2019

 
Fregoli Theatre Company

As part of our ongoing supports to artists, Fregoli Theatre Company Company has been in residence at the arts centre over the summer as they explore and develop a new work entitled “I Salute Magpies”.

Fregoli is a Galway based company with a strong Roscommon connection, its artistic director Maria Tivnan and Jarlath Tivnan, writer and performer, are both from Boyle and their rural upbringing and Roscommon itself has had a very significant impact on the company’s theatre making. Fregoli produces energetic, stimulating and contemporary work including the hugely successful “Pleasure Ground” and “The Heart Project”, which plays here later this year.

Part of the 8 Degree West Programme

 
Joanne Laws & Sue Rainsford

Our Visual Art Writer in Residence programme continues throughout 2019 with new texts by both writers Sue Rainsford & Joanne Laws. Both writers will be writing texts responding to exhibitions and projects throughout the county and their writings will be available online at roscommonartscentre.ie

 
Karl Quinn

Karl Quinn and his creative team make a welcome return to the arts centre over the summer months, to further develop ‘Trolly & Dolly’, a new show for young audiences that Roscommon Arts Centre has supported through our ‘Hatch’ programme in association with Branar’s Tiny Shows initiative.

Written by Karl Quinn, performed and devised by Bryan Burroughs, with live music and composition by Jack Cawley.

 

 

Manuela Corbari

Hatch 2018 resident Manuela Corbari & her creative team made a welcome return in June 2019 as part of our re-opening celebrations to share a work in progress of ‘Nine Stories About Love’ with our young audiences. Hatch is a programme initiative in association with Branar Theatre Company.

 
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