Archive | February, 2013

Weekend Workshop II . . . . You Seem So Far Away

22 Feb

It was only six days ago when Eamonn Fox, Sinéad McPhillps and WillFredd descended on the Town Hall Theatre to impart their wisdom but it feels like so much longer. That might be because the day itself was so varied, ranging from the most practical of discussions about the size of stage doors in various Irish theatres, to impromptu efforts like someone picking up a guitar for the first time and jamming on the main stage as part of a truly inspiring workshop. It might also be because since then we had our super-awesome Speed Dating Event with Galway arts organisations and artists. It was great to see everyone turn up, turned out and tuned in to what people had to say.

JOLT will be taking a little break for a while as we plan for the year ahead but stay tuned for upcoming events and non-JOLT related opportunities by signing up for our newsletter.

A huge magnificent thank you to everyone who participated and gave their time to what we reckon, has been our best JOLT series yet.

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JOLT Speed Dating event at Town Hall Theatre, 20th February 2013

An rud is anamh, is iontach


Workshop Weekender I

11 Feb

On Saturday 9th February a fine assortment of theatre makers got up fairly early (did we mention it was Saturday?) and came to Druid Lane Theatre for a whole day of workshops, ranging from the ‘inspirational’ Little John Nee to the ‘hugely informative’ table talks with Jane Daly and Jen Coppinger and the straight-talkin’ David Parnell (Head of Theatre, Arts Council of Ireland). The day was interspersed with cups of tea, pastries and Viscount biscuits, and topped off with a panel discussion on Making Theatre NOW which saw conversation meandering into a range of topics, from the role of the playwright in modern theatre, to the definition of professionalism, to embracing the idea of networking.

A huge thank you to all who gave their time.


There are still some places left on next Saturday’s (16th Feb) workshops. Email with a brief paragraph about how these workshops would benefit your practice. Workshops cost €10 each or €10 for all.

Applications accepted until Wed 13th Feb at 5pm.

10:00 Registration

10:30 Workshop in Marketing with Sinéad McPhillips

12 noon Workshop in Production Management with Eamonn Fox

2:30 Workshop in devising and collaboration with WillFredd (Follow)

NB: Places are limited and filling up quickly.

Applying for February Workshops

1 Feb

As you know from our constant fanfare, we are hosting a series of workshops this February. For further information on the workshops see the previous post.

If you would like to apply for either series of February workshops all you need to do is email and include the following:

– WORKSHOP in the subject bar

– Your name and telephone number

– The workshop you wish to apply for. Please list in order of preference, even if booking an entire day of workshops. We will do our best to allocate an entire day to those interested but this depends on demand.

– A short paragraph on how you think this workshop / series will benefit you as a theatre maker

– Any requirements you have that we should know about

– Indicate whether or not you are also submitting an application for Creative Quickies

Before applying please note the following:

– The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 6th February. Late applications will not be accepted

– Places are limited on certain workshops so in some cases, alas, disappointment will be unavoidable

– JOLT reserves the right to accept and reject submissions at its discretion

– Whether you attend a single workshop or a day of workshops, the cost is €10. We still think this is a pretty good deal and we are not a bank (thank God) so this is the simplest way to organise the weekends. Please take note of this before applying.

– The workshop fee has to be paid in cash upon registering on the day of the workshops

Email any questions to