We are delighted and grateful to have been selected to participate on a year long mentorship with Judy Hegarty Lovett & Conor Lovett of Gare St. Lazare Ireland as part of their residency in the Everyman Theatre, Cork.

The mentorship has been fantastic for us as a young company. It has provided us with a framework to explore who we are as a company and where we would like to see ourselves in the future. We have received invaluable artistic and producing advice from Gare St. Lazare and from their producer Maura O’Keefe.

Conor Lovett & Judy Hegarty Lovett – Gare St. Lazare Ireland

We have also been given the opportunity to observe them as they create their new work How It Is by Samuel Beckett in collaboration with renowned composer Mel Mercier. This is Gare St Lazare Ireland’s next project which is being developed as part of the company’s residency at Everyman Theatre Cork supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council and University College Cork.

L-R: Graham McLaren (Abbey Theatre), Al Dalton & Sadhbh Barrett Coakley (ALSA), Conor Lovett & Judy Hegarty Lovett (Gare St. Lazare) & Neil Murray (Abbey Theatre)

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland is an Irish theatre company with a repertory of 17 Beckett titles, as well as a solo adaptation of Moby Dick and new plays by Michael Harding and Will Eno. The company’s production, in association with Signature Theatre New York, of Title and Deed by Will Eno, was listed at no. 4 by both The New York Times and The New Yorker Magazine in their top ten best shows of 2012. In 2014 Title and Deed toured to Edinburgh where it won The Stage Award for Acting Excellence. Also in 2014 First Love by Samuel Beckett toured to London where it received nominations for Best Director (Judy Hegarty Lovett) and Best Male Performance (Conor Lovett).

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