RSVP is a theatrical events company based in Cork, Ireland-
Film, Theatre, Events & Workshops.
‘We are all connected,’ is the motto of our company, and we are delighted to connect with you now. We invite the wider community to support our constantly evolving holistic and inclusive approach to creativity; in this way we invigorate our practices and processes. We embrace the challenges of life in our work. Art is in our souls. It is with this inspiration that our company strives to connect to the greater public; encouraging creative thinking. The work of RSVP is adventurous, innovative and fearless, with the support of the incredible artists we are blessed to connect with. We make work in all kinds of spaces, and we constantly invite new people, places and sponsors. In film, theatre, inter-disciplinary events, workshops, we aim for the highest standards of excellence in art. Personal development, social cohesion and community empowerment are our goals.
Thank you for visiting our website, Yvonne Coughlan, director. Pic. Dragan Tomas.
Link to RSVP BLOG
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Current and coming events-
Weekend workshops in beautiful West Cork town of Kinsale, lunch and dinner in local restaurants, and Bed & Breakfast included. €250. *Professional video and photographic documentation also included in price.
(20% discount with full payment by April 2015) (20% student/unemployed concessions available, not in conjunction with this offer)
Each workshop is an intensive but fun adult workshop suitable for all ages 18+, the experience level of participants is not a pre-requisite, as the workshop is designed to quickly create an even playing field for the inexperienced and the experienced actor. The methodologies used are amalgamated from theories of Stanislavsky, Boal, Adler, Grostowski, Brook and Artaud, contemporary Physical Theatre practitioners and layers of improvisation and character building. If this sounds like a lot, don't worry, it has already been channeled into a clear and concise methodology by your facilitator, so while you may recognise the theories in the practise, you are not required to pass a test.
The facilitator Yvonne Coughlan holds an MA in theatre and drama from University College Cork, as well as ten years professional experience in theatre and short film, and regular participation in performance workshops. She will teach with an open heart, a challenging mind and a great deal of patience and understanding, and will also introduce guest professionals in the arts to the workshop, for short instruction modules in Physical Theatre practises.
Workshops are aimed at beginners, though we feel it will be of benefit to actors of all experience levels. The experience will be well documented in terms of photographic and video evidence, as well as a written report.
A short performance is devised, as part of the programme of events.
You don't need to worry about what you know or don't know, this is not a discussion group, it is an active creative workshop, where your input is respected and appreciated. Do it! This will be an experience worth having. Expect a great deal of movement, a minimum of sitting about, a maximum of creative inspiration, some gourmet food, lovely people, and a whole lot of fun. Whether you are experimenting, or advancing your performance career, this is the workshop for you. With a sensational amount of work and play packed into one weekend, you will have quality memories, as well as professionally created photographs and video to relive the experience forever.
(B&B shared accomodation, single rooms dependant on availability and advance booking)
E: firstname.lastname@example.org with your request for application form for weekend workshops June/July/August 2015.
'Flowers in your hair' for Irish country artist DEREK RYAN, in assocation with Blue Shed Productions.
Check out this blog for information on our music video production in association with Blue Shed.
Click on the linkWE ALL MOURN to see the part of Irish Hearts that we feel took us on the greatest and grandest journey.
Many thanks to An Griannán the Kinsale Health Food Shop on Market Street, and Mylie Murphy's the everything else shop on Pearse Street, Kinsale. Our first box-offices for Irish HeARTS.
We set sail November 2013 calling all artists, writers, performers, and community groups.
Pic. Martin Hurley.
This latest project had been in the creative womb long enough... We had the PREMIER of Irish HeARTS August bank holiday weekend 2014, so a Kinsale audience were the first to behold our bundle of joy. I wonder if it caused any sleepless nights to anyone but me... or just provided endless joy?
Inspired by The Gathering Ireland, a national tourism initiative, which asks 'How do we bring more people 'home' to Ireland?' we at RSVP ask- What are we bringing them 'home' to? Our project explored Irish identity. What is Irish culture? What does it mean to be Irish today?
RSVP gathered and created links around the world for this new project, with the many talented artists we have worked with in the past, as well as new associates. We invited you to make this your project and we are grateful to the many artists who responded with their art to our questions.
This is a live theatre and integrated multidisciplinary arts project entitled The Gathering-RSVP, (click on the link if you wish to join the open facebook group.) The project looks at what it means to be Irish today, in terms of history, heritage and culture, and we invite artists of all nationalities, from around the world, to participate.
Contact us. Do it now! The project is ongoing. Our next presentation is due for September 2014.
The Gathering-RSVP presents Irish HeARTS.
In the theatrical presentation Marie O Donovan and Mark Cosgrave introduced you, the audience, to our stereotypical American tourists Chuck and Susie, comically written by award winning American playwright Mark Harvey Levine, and these characters lead you through the project installations.
KEEP FOLLOWING THE PROJECT...
We are particularly interested in hearing from groups of place, interest or community and/or festivals in Ireland. You are invited to participate in the development of this arts project.
Contact Yvonne at email@example.com 0868764685
CLICK HERE FOR BLOG about The Gathering-RSVP
CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR PERFORMANCE IN AMERICA.
'Extraordinarily beautiful' as described by Aussie Theatre in their 2011 review.
A million thanks to our fundit.ie supporters, and our Pozible funders in Australia!
Click blog link for more BLOG
Narrative without Dialogue.
We envelop you in a story without words, don't be afraid of the noise.
An experiment in theatrical presentation; telling a story without language, thus allowing the work to travel internationally.
Rebelz Picturz in association with RSVP are in post production with this documentary; the project began when they filmed on Cork City Streets at the start of 2011. The story radically changed just as filming began. The mocumentary became a documentary, this is the film-maker's story, and may take years to unfold, as Rebelz picturz has since disolved. Reality is a hard task master, and on the busking streets there are many stories to tell. If you are a busker and were not interviewed for this film but are interested in finding out about possible future participation in this project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Next auditions April 2015.
Performance arts participation project for young people; McCarthy’s Community Talent Competition. Winners awarded a perpetual trophy and prize money of €150 sponsored by Cllr.Kieran McCarthy. Secondary school and Primary school age categories.
Auditions for 2014 began 10am Sunday 27th April, at Lifetime Lab, Lee Road, Cork!
The FINAL took place in The Firkin Crane Saturday 10th May 7pm.
THE 6TH YEAR OF THIS ANNUAL EVENT!
There are no entry fees and all talents are valid for consideration, like us on facebook, or ask to be added to the mailing list to make sure you are kept up to date for 2015.
Contact Yvonne at email@example.com 0868764685
She's coming to Ballinspittle Halloween Festival! Watch out, the countess is dangerous, she may be entertaining, but watch your neck! If you happen to be at Diva's between the hours of 5-8.30pm on Halloween night you may bump into the countess...
Read about the annual fundraiser for Cork Arts Theatre. Next event Sept. 30- Oct. 4, 2014.
Dating after 40! Are you serious! Meet Alex the nightclub owner and Nina the singer, and share the disappointments and triumphs of dating, online and offline, in this comedy drama. The story is based on true life events! You may not know whether to laugh or cry as you witness their search for Mr. Fabulous.
RSVP created a new attraction for BCO. Animated tours! Actors Paula McGlinchey, Noelle O Regan, Kate McGrew and Francesca Collard, as the Lady of the Castle, took the visitors on a tour of dungeons and towers that they would never forget.
The tours began August 1st 2011 see blog for photos-BLOG
If you would like to arrange a theatrical tour for your premises or event please contact RSVP.
Contact Yvonne at firstname.lastname@example.org 0868764685____________________________________
Sir John Benson project; Architect and Engineer of Cork city born 1812.
A youth theatre project by Yvonne Coughlan of RSVP supported by The Heritage Council and Lifetime Lab.
This performance took place for Culture Night 2012, Friday 21st September.
On Monday 16 May 2011 we organised a Meet and Greet of the 76 new TDS in their 43 constituencies nationwide.The purpose of these meetings was threefold: to engage the new TDs, inform and excite them about the arts in their constituency and get them to commit to continued investment in the arts.
If you’d like to know more about the NCA Cork South West please contact Yvonne Coughlan email@example.com.
Janice@janicemcadam.ie Janice McAdam; NCFA Meet and Greet nationwide co-ordinator.
firstname.lastname@example.org Allin Gray;co-ordinator for Cork Region.