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A Week @ the Well

Mon 29 May — Fri 2 Jun 2023

Artists from A Week At The Well posing below a tree

A Week @ the Well offered professional freelance theatre practitioners paid time to work on an idea or project, time to deliberate, dream and plan, alongside other working artists as our foyer became a co-working space for five artists.

The A Week @ The Well artists were Ben Lucent, Patrick Karl Curley, Charmaine Matonsi, Edwin Mullane and Fiona Maria Fitzpatrick.

Participants got:

• Paid for their week’s work.

• A desk in the theatre foyer.

• One days access to the stage space.

• A daily opportunity to brainstorm with their co-working colleagues.

• A daily shared light lunch together.

The A Week @ the Well programme was managed by Hawk’s Well Theatre and funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

About the Artists

Ben is a storyteller, emerging theatre-maker, artist & performer. He enjoys a life-long fascination with the sweet, miraculous & mystical aspects of life which he likes to play with in his creative output. He has performed across Ireland for many organisations including the National Gallery, GCN, Gaze Film Festival and Dublin Pride. He splits his time between Sligo and Dublin, where he is from originally.

Ben Lucent

Patrick Karl Curley is a poet and performance artist from Sligo, Ireland. He has curated Vagabond Voices contemporary poetry/performance event for Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, Featherheads and Dreamers for The Model, Sligo, and hosts Illumnations - Open Mic Poetry with Bookmart at The Model.

Patrick has performed work as part of the Box Moon avant garde performance series broadcast online and on Dublin Digital Radio and the343 Radio, Belfast.

He has previously published work in Dream Noir Art, Black Heart Magazine, Crack The Spine, Hidden Channel, and The Cormorant.
His work was selected by Poetry Barn for the Poetic Licence exhibition at the Arts Society of Kingston, New York, in August 2020. He was the winner of the VERSIFICATION punk poetry contest in June 2021, and had work published in 3AM Magazine as part of the Poem Brut series in October 2021.

Patrick Karl Curley

Charmaine T Matonsi was born in Zimbabwe. She began her acting journey in Ireland in 2018. Since then, she has worked on numerous projects as an actor, writer, and collaborator, including Uprooted (Brokentalkers), The Bed (Cairde Connected), and Look No Mark (Donal O’Kelly). She recently performed her poem Blackbird at Ladies Night at the Hawk’s Well Theatre.

Charmaine Matonsi

Edwin is an actor, director and producer based in Cliffoney. He is a founding member of The Corps Ensemble theatre company and his work spans stage, screen and radio.

Edwin Mullane

Singer, songwriter and freelance theatrical performer hailing from Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Fiona Maria Fitzpatrick has fronted various ensembles traversing styles from Jazz to Folk and has toured the boards as a solo artist and with her original female troupe 'THE DARLING BUDS OF '.
She is a founding member of Folk/Trad group THE MESSAGES, Swing/Jazz trio, BONITA, and regularly performs with Donegal collective, MEITHEAL.
In 2022 Fiona and The Messages embarked on a mini Irish tour with English legend of Alt Country, HANK WANGFORD and are set to saddle up for another gallop in Autumn, 2023.

She was a member of Cavan’s GONZO Theatre, world renowned FOOTSBARN TRAVELLING THEATRE Company and has often pounded the boards with Leitrim Actor, Writer and Director Seamus O’Rourke.
In April 2023, Fiona performed in a new Hawk’s Well Theatre Production, 'Hear Me Speak!', directed by Miriam Needham.

Fiona Maria Fitzpatrick