Time at the Well Short Residencies for 2019
Time at the Well - Short Artist Residencies at Hawk’s Well Theatre for 2019
Time at the Well is the Hawk's Well Theatre's performing artist support scheme offering short residency opportunities. Open to practising performance artists with a proven track record and a new project that needs floor time for development, Time at the Well provides workspace (or studio space) and stipend to creative practitioners. Artists can apply for a Time at the Well short residency in 2019 by downloading the application form from the Hawk’s Well website and sending the completed form to Marie O’Byrne, firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on 11 October, 2018.
Performing artists Treasa Nealon, Miriam Needham, Michele Feeney and Kellie Hughes were all recipients of a ‘Time at the Well’ residency in 2018.
About the 2018 award recipients:
Treasa Nealon has a BA Honours Degree in 2014 in Performing Arts in IT Sligo and has worked with several theatre companies including Pangur Ban Productions, Arro Abu Theatre Company & Splodar Theatre Company. She has had several short plays performed in Ireland, the UK and the US. She took part in Flash Theatre (write / produce a short play in 24 hrs) as a writer for the Galway Theatre Festival in 2017. Treasa co-founded the award-winning The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company with Sonia Norris. They have produced over eight shows (five of which she wrote) since the company formed. They also co-produced the North-West’s first LGBT+ Theatre Festival, Where We Are Now in June 2017 and hold monthly Scratch Nights, where writers in the North-West get a chance to showcase their new writing to audiences. At the 2017 Galway Fringe Festival, they won an award for their work in LGBT+ Theatre. Treasa has been using the residency to work on Fever Fields - a performance piece exploring the cholera outbreak in Sligo in 1832.
Miriam Needham is a Lecoq-trained theatre-maker from Manorhamilton who has worked with Blue Raincoat, Branar, Splodar, Emerald Isle, Tribe Theatre, and Helium Arts. Recent work includes Alice in Wonderland and Play as part of Beckett Hazelwood. She has also written and performed her own work, such as ‘Pinhole’ (Moving Bodies Festival, 2016) and ‘Love Underwater’ (Scene+Heard 2017).
As a theatre and movement facilitator she has worked with Jigsaw Youth Advisory Panel, Moontour, Foróige, and Óga Yoga. She sometimes volunteers as a performer and facilitator with The Flying Seagull Project, a charity that bring play and laughter to children in refugee camps through clowning, circus, music and magic. She is fluent in Irish and also speaks French and Spanish. Her love for languages and the spoken word drove her to spend two years studying Physical Theatre at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where she discovered the most interesting mode of communication there is: the universal language of the body! Miriam has been using the residency to work on a theatre piece, currently titled How to Live Completely which she plans to develop into a full-length play.
Michele Feeney has performed for over twenty years in musical theatre and as a professional singer.
She was a singer and keyboard player with a touring Irish band for almost 10 years. Michele works as a vocal coach and a professional singer for weddings and has worked for the Hawk’s Well as a choir master for the popular Sligo Sings programme and for Roscommon Arts Centre’s social singing evenings. Michele has been using the residency to explore her song writing skills.
Kellie Hughes is a director, actor and theatre-maker. Recent theatre work includes the adaptation and direction of Portuguese Nobel Laureate José Saramago’s Death at Intervals (Galway International Arts Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival) co-direction of Samuel Beckett’s Lessness (Galway International Arts Festival, Barbican London International Beckett Festival, Commencez Paris Beckett Festival) and co-direction of Olwen Fouéré’s award winning riverrun (world tour).
Kellie was an ensemble performer with Blue Raincoat Theatre for seven years, collaborating on the creation of new works, interpreting modern classic texts and directing on occasion, most notably the Yeats Project in 2009/10. Interested in the expressive potential of the body, Kellie wrote and performed two shows for the Science Museum, London- Art, Science and the Moving Body and The Brain and the Body (Televised B.B.C). She trained at the Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique, London and the Centre Artistique International Roy Hart, Maleragues. Kellie holds a first class BA (Hons) in Theatre and History and an MA (Hons) in Physical Theatre. She is currently Director in Residence at UCD.