Theatre Residency Mary Immaculate College / The Lime Tree Theatre
As part of our residency in Mary Immaculate College and The Lime Tree Limerick, Branar are curating and presenting a series of workshops and performances in The Lime Tree Theatre. Theprogramme will begin in January and continue to April 2014.
We also will be spending part of our rehearsals for Bláth in The Lime Tree and opening the doors to the students to come and see the process.
Seónna Bídeacha / Tiny Shows
Branar, as part of Ag Roinnt our Theatre Resource Sharing, have received 13 applications for our new initiative Seo Bídeach/Tiny Shows.
It is really encouraging to see such a wide variety of high calibre artists interested in making work for children. For the majority of applicants this will be the first time they will create work for children. The ideas are all very different and innovative. We are going to have a tough time deciding.
Seo Bídeach/Tiny Shows in new opportunity for theatre makers making work for young audiences which offers them the chance to explore & develop ideas for new shows.
Seó Bídeach/Tiny Shows is intended to be a safe space where the artist and theatre professional can experiment with new skills or new roles within a development context. This experimentation will allow for ideas for shows for children to be given an early stage exploration
The concept is that 3 artists/practitioners (they can be actors, visual artists, musicians, technicians, writers) will come together for a long weekend residency. Starting on a Friday, the artists/practitioners can play and experiment in a supported environment through to the Sunday evening where they then will show what they have achieved.
Through the support of the Arts Council’s Theatre Resource Sharing funding, Branar has 4 weekend residencies.