Ger Clancy, designer and Paul Curley, writer and actor

Irish Theatre Institute and CoisCéim Dance Theatre are delighted to announce, actor and writer Paul Curley and writer and performer Gina Moxley as the next two participants of the Six in the Attic Off Site programme. Designed to support and facilitate creative development opportunities for independent artists in Ireland, Six in the Attic Alumni Off Site has already facilitated Paul Curley with Shane O’Reilly (May 2016) and writer and performer Margaret McAuliffe (August 2016).


Week One, 28th Nov – 4th Dec: Paul Curley has a wealth of experience, particularly in creating work for younger audiences.  As a devisor and collaborator he has worked with a wide range of companies in Ireland and the UK. Some recent work includes: CARE (WillFredd Theatre); Happily Ever After (Action Transport Theatre UK); Snow Mouse (Travelling Light/The Egg UK); An Ideal Husband (The Gate Theatre); FARM (WillFredd Theatre); The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket, The Song from the Sea, Jack, Boy with a Suitcase, Big Sister Little Brother and A Murder of Crows (Barnstorm Theatre); Assassins (Rough Magic SEEDS); Mr Benn (Tall Stories, UK). He is writer and performer of Bake! A new play for 4-6 yr. olds, which has toured festivals and venues in Ireland.   For this week-long residency at CoisCéim Paul will work on a new project with Designer Ger Clancy.


Week Two, 5th – 11th Dec: Gina Moxley is an actor, director and writer. Recent theatre performances include Adler and Gibb (Tim Crouch and Royal Court), The Seagull and Other Birds (Pan Pan), LIPPY (Dead Centre) and All that Fall (Out of Joint).  She directed How to Keep an Alien which won Best Production at DFF 2014 and was recently seen in New York and Oulu, Finland. Gina has written plays for stage and radio and has also published short stories.

Liv O’Donoghue is a performer and choreographer based in Dublin. She was an inaugural Associate Artist of Dance Ireland. Recent performances include The Casement Project (Fearghus O Conchuir), LIPPY (Dead Centre), and Bastard Amber (Liz Roche Company). Her own work has been presented widely in the UK, Sweden, France, Norway, Latvia, Italy and Austria, among others. Liv has previously held residencies at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; CSC Bassano del Grappa, Italy; DanceHouse Lemesos, Cyrpus, and TanzQuartier Wien, Austria.

Gina and Liv had an initial research and development period on this piece ‘X’ earlier in 2016 during a residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.  During the residency at CoisCéim Gina and Liv will use their time in the studio to shape and distil the ideas developed in Paris, creating a synergy of form and content and will begin to build a script for performance. During the week Gina and Liv will engage and work with a designer and director.

Six in the Attic Alumni Off-Site in association with CoisCéim Dance Theatre offer fixed term residencies that include studio access for performance artists including writers, theatre and dance makers, at CoisCéim’s premises in Dublin city centre.  For further information about how to apply for the programme please contact Irish Theatre Institute.