About The Performance
This group of artists from the South of Ireland invites you to encounter objects – strange, found, hidden, impossible objects! Drawing on sound art, video projection, text and performance this collective of artists seek new ways of making theatre and engaging audiences.
Working at the intersection between theatre, sound art and fine art Gaitkrash will put on their magician’s cloak revealing the familiar in the unfamiliar and vice versa. Through manipulation and reframing, this performance invites you to see things differently….
“Gaitkrash – a frontier of experimental theatre” Irish Examiner
About The Artist
Regina Crowley (Ireland)
She is an experienced Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, director and performer. She is a founding member of Gaitkrash Theatre Company and has performed in and directed many successful productions over the past twenty years. She has led Voice and Drama Workshops both nationally and internationally and has been awarded the Irish Arts Council Artist Bursary and the Eilis Mullan Theatre Award. Regina is currently the senior lecturer of the Theatre and Drama Studies Degree at the CIT Cork School of Music Drama Department.
Bernadette Cronin (Ireland)
She is a theatre artist who works at the intersection between art forms – theatre, sound art, fine art and performance art. She is co-founder of Gaitkrash Theatre Company. She has trained with leading voice specialist Kristin Linklater (New York, Germany, Orkney Island, Scotland) and is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher. She also holds a Diploma in Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and is a qualified yoga teacher (Goa, India). She holds a PhD in Theatre from the University of Exeter, UK (Postdramatic theatre and the Holocaust) and is lecturer for Drama & Theatre Studies at University College Cork.
Mick O’Shea (Ireland)
He lives and works in Cork city and is a founder-member of Gaitkrash Theatre Company. He is a member and director of the Cork Artists Collective and The Guesthouse, and has been instrumental in establishing a vibrant and growing sound art scene in Cork city. He has exhibited in UK, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Tasmania, USA, China and Japan. All of his works spring from his essential experience in drawing. His medium includes sculpture, drawing, sound and cooking.
John Halpin (Ireland)
He graduated from the Crawford College of Art & Design with a BA in Fine Art in 1999 completed a Masters Degree in Interactive Media at D.I.T. in 2000. He is Course Director of Digital Media at CSN College of Further Education in Cork. He works in a variety of media including paint, photography, 2D and 3D computer graphics, and animation.Halpin’s work has been shown in many galleries throughout Ireland including The Crawford Gallery, Glucksman Gallery, Butler Gallery, RHA Gallagher Gallery, IMMA, The Dock Carrick on Shannon & Dublin Castle.
Photos by Iurii Dovhun
Video & Edit by Fania Vázquez Cortés