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New participants for Tessellate mentorship announced

New participants for Tessellate mentorship announced

Corcadorca Theatre Company, Cork Midsummer Festival and The Everyman are delighted to announce the new participants for the next cycle of Tessellate, an artist development and mentorship initiative supported by the Arts Council. Over the coming months, theatre artists Mike Ryan and Timmy Creed will each take part in a rigorous programme of mentorship, development, workshops and masterclasses under the vision and support of Julie Kelleher (artistic director - The Everyman), Pat Kiernan (artistic director - Corcadorca Theatre Company) and Lorraine Maye (director - Cork Midsummer Festival) as well as a range of guest tutors and mentors.

Mike Ryan is an experimental theatre maker based in Cork. In 2016 he was selected for Fishamble’s director mentorship programme, run through Belltable:Connect. In 2017 he was assistant director on Corcadorca Theatre Company’s multi-award winning production of Far Away by Caryl Churchill, which took place in the old prison on Spike Island off the coast of Cobh. He is the artistic director of theatre company Ferocious Composure. His work largely focuses on themes of masculinity and relationships, but also core to his work is the use of subjective and objective data combined with a rigorous approach to storytelling.

Timmy Creed is an actor and theatre-maker from Cork. His recent one man show SPLICED stoked audiences at Dublin Fringe Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival, Clonmel Junction Arts Festival and Ennis Street Arts Festival, with a national tour planned for 2019. As an actor, film credits include several leading/supporting roles including My Brothers, Maze and upcoming feature film Gateway. TV credits include An Klondike (TG4), Fir Bolg (TG4), Scup (BBCNI), Anaithnid 1916 (TG4). Theatre credits include Looking for Work (Project Arts Centre), Lovers (Everyman Theatre), An Triail (O Reilly Theatre), Impossible Address (Áras Éanna).

Tessellate is an artist development and mentorship initiative of Corcadorca Theatre Company, Cork Midsummer Festival and The Everyman supported by the Arts Council, engaging two new participating theatre artists each year, and working closely with them over a two-year period on artistic, strategic and career development through tailored mentorship and support. Previous participating artists have included No Kissin’ Ensemble, Painted Bird, Laura Perrem and Katie Holly.