Events

Emilija Jefremova for Theatre57

 
 

July - August 2019

Funding Clinics

Theatre57 will offer advice and support to members applying to the Arts Council’s Project Award, throughout July & August. Members can avail of a structured programme of support to develop an application, a once-off chat with recent Project Award recipients, or simply hot-desking space and a second pair of eyes on the days prior to the deadline. This service is provided free of charge based on demand.


May 2019

Creativity and the City

Public Talk as part of Galway Theatre Festival, 2019
One year on from its inaugural meeting, Theatre57 invites you to be part of a wider conversation about how a city supports its creative community, and vice versa. We will look at models of creative hubs, future developments in the city and county, and international initiatives that have benefited both artists and communities.
May 11th, 1pm
O’Donoghue Centre - NUIG
Admission Free


May 2019

T57 @Electric III

The final installment of our pilot series at Electric features Mayfly to the Movies along with our usual Notions event early in the evening.

6pm - 8pm Notions A chance for members to either speak about an embryonic idea or read/stage an extract from a current project. Feedback is guided using the Liz Lerman technique, placing the artist and the work at the centre of the process. This is a members-only event and is free of charge.

8:30pm - 10:30pm Mayfly to the Movies Four musicians from local collective Mayfly To The Moon, under conductor Alain Halimi, will be joined by local comedians. The crowd will be asked to participate by suggesting themes and tones for the various films.

E10/8 | E5 Theatre57 members


April 2019

T57 @Electric II

The second installment of our pilot series at Electric features local improv legends, The Sky Babies, preceded by our member event, Notions.

6pm - 8pm Notions A chance for members to either speak about an embryonic idea or read/stage an extract from a current project. Feedback is guided using the Liz Lerman technique, placing the artist and the work at the centre of the process. This is a members-only event and is free of charge.

8:30pm - 10:30pm The Sky Babies From Electric Picnic to Electric nightclub, TSB know how to charge the air. Featuring Theatre57 members Órla McGovern, Zita Monahan and Grace Kiely, this is a night of belly-laughs and audience curve balls. See you there!

E10/8 | E5 Theatre57 members


January 2019

T57 @Electric

A fresh new pilot series at Electric nightclub in the heart of Galway. The evening kicks off with our member event, Notions and the main event is the award-winning Little John Nee.

6pm - 8pm Notions A chance for members to either speak about an embryonic idea or read/stage an extract from a current project. Feedback is guided using the Liz Lerman technique, placing the artist and the work at the centre of the process. This is a members-only event and is free of charge.

8:30pm - 10:30pm Little John Nee: Small Holes and Potholes An evening of eccentric songs and strange stories, a show that celebrates all that is weird and wonderful about summer in this part of the world. Yes, in January.

E10/8 | E5 Theatre57 members


January 2019

Brainstorming

Over the course of a afternoon, we will discuss our needs as artists, look at existing artist development programmes locally, nationally and internationally, and determine what would most benefit us as artists within the current funding framework.

Topics: Broadly Speaking / Alternative Considerations / Time & Structure / Discussion and Reflection

12:30 - 4:20pm

Blackstone, NUI Galway

21st January 2019


January 2019

Theatre57 Launch

Following six months of meetings and research, Theatre57 will officially launch at Bite Club, Abbeygate Street on Tuesday 22nd January 7pm and all are welcome to attend.

Theatre57 is a newly formed collective of independent theatre artists, comprising over 60* artists making work in Galway city and county.

‘We came together in May 2018 to discuss the challenges and the benefits of making work as independent artists in Galway.’ says one of Theatre57’s founders, Róisín Stack.  ‘We need to come together because despite its reputation as Ireland’s cultural capital, the reality for artists on the ground in Galway is difficult and completely unsustainable. For example, there is no designated space in which to develop work, which they have in Cork, Limerick and Dublin. There is no facility for meetings, hot-desk space or anything of that nature. In fact there is very little acknowledgement of how much independent artists contribute locally and it is time to rectify that.’