Patrick Byrne, Jennifer Arden When the Hunter Returns.
  GSA 2009                                Photo: Roger Kenny

I have developed a particular interest in integrating devised, physical and verbatim theatre.

Over the years I have saught out and worked with a number of specialists e.g.

I was a pupil of Micheal McCallion (The Voice Book) in London from 1984 to '86. Michael integrates the Alexander Technique into his voice work. 

   Aidan Turner, Paul Reid Universal Export GSA 04

For the production of Cracked in 2000 we worked with the Pina Bauch dancer and choreographer, Finola Cronin, and with Paul Allian of the Gardzienice Theatre Association in Poland. 

I observed and worked with Lars Oyno of Grusomhetens Theatre in Oslo. Lars is an Artaud theatre specialist and I brought him to Ireland to work with my company for 3 weeks on the research and development stage for Leaving in 2002.


L to R: Kevin Quinn, Colin O'Donoghue, Seamus Moran, Gemma Gallagher, Lars Oyno, Conan Sweeny.

Front: Laura Jane Loughlin, Philip Osment and Liam Halligan.

Photo: Eileen Costello

Oyvind Jorgensen is a choreographer and dancer who bases his work on Butoh related techniques. I observed his work in Norway and invited him to join Quare Hawks for 3 weeks in 2003 on the development of The Dream of a Summer Day. 

Butoh_Outdoor_6222I worked and performed with the Torifune Butoh Sha Company from Japan in 2004 at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity Colllege, Dublin.

Photo: Toshi Sakauchi

I attended the Michael Chekhov Association's International Teacher's workshop at National University Galway in January 2010. The tutors were Joanna Merlin, the only surviving pupil of Chekhovs, and Fern Sloan.

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Carl Kennedy              GSA 2004         Wallace Murphy-Munn Jenny Laverty GSA 04

My current and most recent teaching work:-

Ski Videragraende Skole, Oslo, Norway
Ski is one of the most pretigious second level schools in Norway with a very strong Music and Drama Department. In December 09 I worked for a week with Drama students on The Seagull Project introducing basic Michael Chekhov techniques.

Ulster Association of Youth Drama
An intense 6 day acting workshop in August 2009.

Drama League of Ireland
Facilitated a 6 day intensive workshop on Directing in August 2009.

Gaiety School of Acting - the National Theatre School of Ireland
Part time Acting Tutor since 2005. I introduce the second year full time students to Shakespeare.

I have directed three graduation plays for the GSA in the Project Arts Centre: 

Ioanna Anderson's Night Shift 2004
Mary Elizabeth Burke Kennedy's Whose House? 2005 
Lally Katz's When the Hunter Returns 2009


National University Ireland - Dublin

I have given performance and directing workshops for the Drama Studies Department since 2005.

Rehab Care, Dun Laoghaire
Facilitated a series of Summer Acting Workshops for Rehab in 2007 and 2008.

Liam & Helen Delaney rehearsing The Turn of the Screw 08.

Photo: Sara Bouskela






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