JOLT workshop on Sunday 9th December

27 Nov

We are delighted to present a workshop on ‘Adaptation for the Stage’ and we now invite applications from playwrights and theatre makers.

The workshop will take place on Sunday 9th December from 11am – 6pm (venue TBC). Lunch will be provided on site for all participants at no extra charge.

The workshop will be facilitated by Jose Miguel Jimenez and Nyree Yergainharsian from The Company who have created work based on Ulysses and Jorge Luis Borges. Bios for Jose and Nyree can be found below.

A fee of €10 applies to successful applicants.

To Apply

Email your name and phone number, along with your reasons for applying (IE: How this workshop is relevant to your work) and a paragraph about your theatre / writing experience, to Please write ‘ADAPTATION WORKSHOP’ in the subject bar.

  • The deadline for applications is Wednesday 5th December at 5pm. No late applications will be accepted.


  • We will let all applicants know our decision by Thursday 6th December at 5pm.


  • €10 fee must be paid by Friday 7th December to ensure a place on the workshop.


  • Places are limited and will be allocated on the basis of suitability in the context of this workshop, which is at the discretion of the JOLT panel and administrators.


  • Applications are accepted from 27th November and are assessed on a rolling basis. That is to say, we welcome early applications!


JOLT is also presenting a public panel discussion on the subject of Adaptation at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway on Monday 10th December at 7:30pm. Free of charge and all welcome. More details coming soon!


Please feel free to spread the word to friends and colleagues. You might also like to share this link on our Facebook page, if you’re into that sort of thing.



Jose Miguel Jimenez: 

Jose Miguel studied theatre in Universidad de Chile for four years, after which he helped forming two theatre companies currently active in Santiago. In 2004 he moved to Ireland and coursed the Bachelor in Acting Studies in Trinity College. Theatre credits in Ireland include Love’s Labour Lost directed by Tom Creed; Big Love directed by Selina Cartmell in the Peacock Theatre; Caligula in the Dublin Theatre Festival ’08 and Everybody Loves Sylvia in Project Arts Centre by Randolf SD, directed by Wayne Jordan. He is a founding member The Company and with it he debuted as director during the 2009 version of the Absolut Fringe Festival with Who is Fergus Kilpatrick? which won the Spirit of the Fringe ’09 award and went on to be regarded as one of the best shows of the year by press and audience. After that, he returned to Chile where he designed the sound for Arturo and performed in Ernesto as part of the international theatre festival Santiago a Mil. He then directed his second show with The Company entitled As you are now so once were we, based on James Joyce’s Ulysses, which received the Best Production award at Absolut Fringe Festival 2010. Who is Fergus Kilpatrick? toured to the 20th edition of the Bucharest National Theatre Festival in Romania representing Ireland, the first week of November 2010. As you are now so once were we was commissioned by The Abbey theatre, re- staged in January 2011 and toured to LA and Portugal in June 2011. Jose Miguel is part of Project Catalyst, an initiative of Project Arts Centre. He was shortlisted by the Sunday Times as one of 30 most promising artists of 2011. In September 2011 he directed Jumping off the Earth the Rough Magic’s SEEDS showcase 2011 at Project Arts Centre. His latest work with The Company, entitled Politik premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2012. He’s currently directing Jezebel for Rough Magic Theatre Company. He is currently an artist in residence at the Civic Theatre in Dublin

Nyree Yergainharsian:

Nyree is a graduate of the Acting degree in Trinity College Dublin. She has recently completed an M.A in Performance Making in Goldsmiths, University of London. Theatre credits include Black Snow, The Hostage and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Samuel Beckett Centre), Phaedra’s Love (Loose Canon Theatre Company), Top Girls (Galloglass Theatre Company), Wedding Day at the Cro-Magnons (Bedrock Theatre Company), The Government Inspector (The Abbey Theatre), Where do I start? (Project Arts Centre). Film and Television credits include Pure Mule (RTE, Declan Recks), Dublin in Pieces (iwire films, release in July 2012). Nyree is a founding member of The Company, with their debut work Who is Fergus Kilpatrick? winning Spirit of the Fringe ’09 and As you are now so once were we winning Best Production 2010. Most recently she worked on Politik for the DTF 2012. She is currently an artist in residence at the Civic Theatre in Dublin.



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