Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

Theatre/Dance Artist

Dylan Coburn Gray

Dylan Coburn Gray 

June - June 2018

Winner of the Dublin Fringe Festival’s Best New Writing Award in 2013, Dylan Coburn Gray is a theatre-maker, writer and performer who has built up a solid reputation in Ireland for his playful approach to text and form. While in Paris, he will be researching and working on a play about eugenics, the evolutionary “Baldwin effect” and the feminist Natalie Barney, who held a salon in Paris for over sixty years. It will explore how the city was a petri-dish for 20th century art and artists.


Una McKevitt

Una McKevitt 

March - April 2018

Una McKevitt is a writer and director of original works for theatre, most often presenting real life stories on stage. She has presented three shows at CCI to date: Victor and Gord , The Big Deal and Separated at Birth. During her residency, she will review found text and combine it with her own writing, assembling a first draft of an original play script set in contemporary Ireland.


Lian Bell

Lian Bell 

January - March 2018

A graduate of Central St Martin’s in London, Lian Bell is a designer for contemporary dance, and performance. She has worked with companies such as The Corn Exchange, Moonfish Theatre, Junk Ensemble, Brokentalkers and Catapult Dance. During her residency, she will develop her creative design practice and take inspiration from the cultural life of Paris.

Photo ©Roise Goan

Fearghus O Conchúir

Fearghus O Conchúir 

December - December 2017

Fearghus O Conchúir est chorégraphe et directeur artistique de The Casement Project. Collaborant fréquemment avec des artistes d’autres disciplines, son travail promeut la danse comme une forme de connaissance et un moyen d’imaginer et incarner de nouvelles possibilités pour les corps, en solo ou à plusieurs. C’est justement cette voie qu’il souhaite poursuivre durant son séjour parisien.

Photo: ©Matthew Thompson


Louise Lowe

Louise Lowe 

November - December 2017

Les productions de Louise Lowe et sa compagnie ANU ont été jouées dans de nombreux festivals et maintes fois primées, notamment aux Irish Times Theatre Awards. Citons par exemple These Rooms, Laundry, World’s End Lane ou Basin. Pendant sa résidence, Louise travaillera sur une nouvelle œuvre délivrant un état de la nation et la société irlandaises sur fond de secrets, scandales et corruptions.


Aoife McAtamney

Aoife McAtamney 

April - May 2017

In partnership with Dance Ireland and La Briqueterie-CDC du Val-de-Marne
Dancer, choreographer and composer Aoife McAtamney is particularly interested in creating performances that frame a specific relationship between song and dance. She has been the recipient of numerous prizes and bursaries from the Arts Council and Culture Ireland. As an Associate Artist of Dance Ireland, she created her first solo Softer Swells which toured internationally (La Briqueterie in Vitry-sur-Seine and the Instances festival in Chalon-sur-Saône were two of her stops).  In Paris, she will be developing material for a new solo performance, nurtured by direct experience and the work of Rumi, Robert Lax and Meredith Monk. https://aoifemcatamney.com/


Jen Coppinger

Jen Coppinger 

February - April 2017

Jen Coppinger works as producer for a number of artists and companies including TheEmergencyRoom (Olwen Fouéré), HotForTheatre, Kellie Hughes, Shane O’Reilly, Seán Mac Erlaine, Raymond Scannell and Dylan Tighe. She has toured work extensively in Ireland and internationally. Her Irish co-productions include Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, International Literature Festival Dublin and Poetry Ireland. She is currently project managing for the Laureate for Irish Fiction (Anne Enright 2015-2018). In Paris she will be researching and setting up partnerships with French theatres and companies.


Amy Conroy

Amy Conroy 

February - February 2017

Writer and actor Amy Conroy is Artistic Director of HotForTheatre. Her debut play I ♥ Alice ♥ I (2010)  premiered in the Dublin Fringe Festival 2010, won the Fishamble New Writing Award and then toured from the Dublin Theatre Festival to New York, Iceland, Glasgow, Croatia, Belfast and CCI. Her fifth and most recent work, Luck Just Kissed You Hello, enjoyed a sold-out run in the Galway International Arts Festival and Dublin Theatre Festival 2015. In Paris, Amy will be researching the effects of psychosis on ordinary people.  She is fascinated by the manner in which worlds can blend, the real and the imagined, as well as the challenges faced by all concerned


Tom Creed

Tom Creed 

October - December 2016

Tom Creed is a theatre and opera director based in Dublin. From 2011 to 2013 he was Director of Cork Midsummer Festival and was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award in 2012. He has been invited to stage Benjamin Britten's opera Owen Wingrave at the Opéra Bastille in November 2016 with the young singers of the Académie de l'Opéra de Paris. He sees this as an important opportunity to delve deeper into questions of pacifism and debate the necessity of going to war. https://tomcreed.org/


Sonya Kelly

Sonya Kelly 

April - June 2016

Sonya Kelly studied Drama and Classics at Trinity College, Dublin. Her theatre work includes collaborations with the Gate Theatre, Druid Theatre, The Corn Exchange, Fishamble: The New Play Company, Rough Magic, Kabosh Theatre and Pan Pan. Sonya has also performed her own work in Ireland, the UK and America. She has peformed twice at the CCI while touring The Wheelchair on My Face (2012) and How to Keep an Alien (2015). She is working on both theatre and non-fiction pieces during her residency.

Meet our artists 8/06/2015


Liv O’Donoghue and Gina Moxley

Liv O’Donoghue and Gina Moxley 

January - February 2016

Liv O’Donoghue is a choreographer and performer based in Dublin. She has worked extensively with companies and choreographers including John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Junk Ensemble and Dead Centre, touring throughout Europe and the USA. Together with actor and writer Gina Moxley, she will work on a cross-collaborative physical theatre performance based on the films Three Approaches to Psychotherapy (1965) also known as The Gloria Films.

How to Keep an Alien 24 - 25/11 2015
The Wheelchair on My Face 5/06 2012
La Médiathèque rencontre…Gina Moxley 9/12 2010
Rencontre with 5 women writers 19/10 2007

12 Minute Dances 7 - 8/10 2010


Darragh McKeon

Darragh McKeon 

January - January 2016

Born in 1979, Darragh McKeon spent most of his early career as a theatre director. He has worked at The Royal Court (London), The Young Vic (London) and Steppenwolf (Chicago). His writing has been short-listed for the Francis MacManus Short Story Award and the Filmbase/ RTE Short Film Award. Published in 2014, his first novel is a powerful account of the Chernobyl disaster entitled All that is Solid Melts into Air. It was translated into French in 2015 under the title Tout ce qui est solide se dissout dans l'air. McKeon is currently working on a novel that interweaves the industrial revolution in Argentina and Uruguay with the Jazz Age in Paris. https://www.darraghmckeon.com/

La Médiathèque rencontre… Darragh McKeon 26/01/2016


Matthew Smyth

Matthew Smyth 

March - July 2015

Matthew Smyth is the producer of ANU Productions, Collapsing Horse Theatre, Dead Centre and 15th Oak Productions. While in Paris, he will be forging links between Irish and French independent companies and theatres and carrying out research on European funding and touring models.
 


Róise Goan

Róise Goan 

March - July 2015

Róise Goan works variously as a curator, producer, writer and dramaturg in the performing arts. In 2007 she founded Project Brand New, a platform for new work across disciplines, and directed the Dublin Fringe Festival from 2008 to 2013. She also wrote the award-winning television series Aifric. While in Paris, Goan will conclude a research project on arts management.
 


Mia Gallagher

Mia Gallagher 

January - April 2015

Mia Gallagher’s award-winning fiction has been published in Ireland and internationally. Her debut novel HellFire (Penguin, 2006) was widely acclaimed and excerpts from her second novel have been published in the US, UK, Ireland and Italy. While at the CCI, Mia plans to work on a series of stories exploring mythological transformations in a contemporary setting.

La Médiathèque rencontre… Bronagh Gallagher et Mia Gallagher 16/4/15
La Médiathèque rencontre… Mia Gallagher 7/4/15


Janet Moran

Janet Moran 

January - April 2015

Based in Dublin, actress Janet Moran has performed in all the major theatres in Ireland. She has worked and toured extensively with Corn Exchange Theatre Company. The play she co-wrote, Swing, played at the CCI in May 2014 and at the Irish Arts Center in New York, where it received the New York Times critics’ pick; a national tour of Ireland and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival followed. While at the CCI, Janet will research and write a play about the life of Eleonore Duplay known as La Veuve Robespierre.


Phillip McMahon

Phillip McMahon 

November - December 2013

Phillip McMahon is one half of pop culture outfit THISISPOPBABY. His musical Alice In Funderland at the Abbey Theatre was nominated for Best Production at the Irish Theatre Awards 2013. He will work on his next production based on research into his parents’ emigration from Ireland to England in the late ‘70s from which emerges incredible stories of fierce, brave and fun Irish people.

Event with artist:
High Heels In Low Places / All Dolled Up  3 - 4/07 2014


Carmel Winters

Carmel Winters 

January - April 2013

Writer and director Carmel Winters enjoyed critical success with her play B for Baby in the Abbey Theatre; it later won Best New Play award from the Irish Times. Her film SNAP won Best Irish Feature and Best Director in the Dublin Critics Circle Awards. Her residency will be devoted to researching the personal, cultural and political experiences of Maud Gonne during her many extended periods of residence in Paris. This will inform and inspire both a feature film and a theatre play on the life of Gonne.

Event with artist:
La Médiathèque rencontre… Catherine Phil MacCarthy & Carmel Winters 26/02 2013


Wayne Jordan

Wayne Jordan 

September - December 2011

Wayne Jordan is a director, writer and designer who has worked at the Abbey Theatre and Project Arts Centre. In 2010 he directed Christ Deliver Us! (Tom Kilroy) and The Plough and The Stars (Sean O’Casey), Celebration (Harold Pinter) and Ellamenope Jones, which he also wrote. No Romance, a new play by Nancy Harris, won great critical acclaim earlier this year. He will use the residency to work on the early stages of a new work inspired by material from the autobiographies of Sean O’Casey.


Dylan Tighe

Dylan Tighe 

January - April 2011

Dylan Tighe will use his time in Paris to research and formulate ideas and aesthetics for a multidisciplinary theatre performance based on the poetry of Michael Hartnett. This will fuse theatre, music, visual art and poetry. It will incorporate spoken, sung and projected text, filmed sequences, staged images and tableaux.


Gina Moxley

Gina Moxley 

September - December 2010

Writer in residence Gina Moxley is a playwright, fiction writer and actor. The Crumb Trail was performed as part of 2009 Dublin Theatre festival. It also toured to festivals in Germany, Denmark, Oregon and New York. Two of her plays, Dog House and Danti-Dan, are published by Faber. The focus of work during her residency is an adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels for the stage. In tandem with her theatre work she will continue to write short fiction.

Events with artist:
The Wheelchair on My Face 5/06 2012
La Médiathèque rencontre…Gina Moxley 9/12 2010
Rencontre with 5 women writers 19/10 2007


Conall Morrison

Conall Morrison 

January - April 2010

Conall Morrison is a Dublin-based writer and director. He has worked for the Abbey Theatre, the Lyric and other companies in Ireland; he has directed work for the Royal Shakepeare Company, English National Opera and the Royal National Theatre London as well as working in many other countries. During his residency he will concentrate on an new play Patrick's Day on Montserrat. Montserrat is an actively volcanic island. With the volcano and its lava as central images, he intends to write a play that animates the events of the St. Patrick's Day slave rebellion of 1768, when African slaves unsuccessfully attempted to overthrow their Irish masters.

Event with artist:
La Médiathèque rencontre… Conall Morrison 23/03/2010


Rex Levitates

Rex Levitates 

June - July 2007

Integral to Ireland’s dance scene, the contemporary performance group Rex Levitates moves fluidly between the realms of dance and the visual arts. Under the artistic direction of choreographer Liz Roche, the ensemble communicates in a rhythmic and physical language that encapsulates a rich body of ideas. Travelling widely, the group has collaborated with filmmakers, musicians and theatrical producers. While developing future projects, the artists will perform their work 12 Minute Dances and the All Weather Project at the CCI.

Photo: Philippe Mathys Philippe Mathys/PR

Event with artist:
12 Minute Dances 7 - 8/10 2010


Olwen Fouere

Olwen Fouere 

January - April 2006

The theatre artist Olwen Fouéré is one of Ireland’s foremost practitioners of the performing arts. Collaborating with playwrights, directors, visual artists, composers and choreographers over three decades, she embodies the mercurial essence of performance in her aesthetic practices.  She has earned the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actress in 1999, 2000 and 2006 and has been nominated and won numerous others including the Samuel Beckett and ESB/Harvey’s Awards.  She featured in the documentary Theatre into Flesh for the RTE Arts Lives series in 2005. As part of her residency at the CCI, she is working in conjunction with director Selina Cartmell to present The Gospel According to Judas, and Here Lies, the story of Antonin Artaud in Ireland. http://olwenfouere.com/ 

Events with artist:
Olwen Fouéré - riverrun 8 - 9/02 2013
The Gospel according to Judas - by Frank McGuinness 18/03 2006


Michael Harding

Michael Harding 

September - October 2004

Michael Harding is a short-story writer, novelist, playwright and actor. The author of novels Priest and The Trouble with Sarah Gullion, his work in recent years has focused largely on theatre. He has written numerous plays such as Una Pooka, Misogynist, The Kiss and Swallow, many of which have opened to acclaim at the Abbey Theatre and on the Peacock Stage, as well as touring widely. He holds many accolades, along them the Steward-Parker Award for Theatre, the Bank of Ireland RTE Award and Hennessy Literary Award. He was named Best Actor at the Dublin Theatre Fringe Festival for his performance in Swallow in 2004. He has been writer-in-association with The National Theatre and in Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of Aosdána.

Event with artist:
La Médiathèque rencontre Michael Harding 4/05 2006