Thank you Irish Theatre Institute for a brilliant year on the ELEVATOR programme!

This year, 2017, I was selected as one of six, for ELEVATOR, a new initiative established by Irish Theatre Institute in association with the Town Hall Theatre, Galway.  An East/West partnership, funded by the Arts Council, ELEVATOR acts as a Resource Sharing initiative for six emerging producers (three from Galway and three from Dublin) with mentoring, strategic planning, and training opportunities.

It’s been an incredible year for me and I am truly indebted to the brilliant women at Irish Theatre Institute who have offered enormous support to all of us over the past 12 months.  They put together an impressive programme of workshops, events, talks and theatre trips and the highlights for me include  the Cork Midsummer Festival & Theatre Forum Annual Conference 2017 in June;  a jam packed trip to The Galway International Arts Festival in July and participation at the 24th International Theatre Exchange (ITX) presented by ITI during the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Thank you Jane, Siobhán, Eláine, Ewa, Katherine, Claire and the board of ITI for supporting this initiative, and to Fergal at THT Galway.

The Elevator Team in Cobh, Cork, for the Cork Midsummer Festival, 2017 with Eláine Donnelly and Jane Daly of Irish Theatre Institute