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SHOW in the Theatre Development Centre

1 Dec 2017

SHOW, the annual weekend event where new works and works-in-progress are shown to the public, happens this coming weekend.  For those interested the schedule is below. Be aware that capacity is limited and seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis.   

For programme details see 

and click on SHOW 2017

SHOW features nine work-in-progress showings and rehearsed readings by theatre artists.  Venue for all events: The Theatre Development Centre, Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.   Each showing will be followed by a Q&A facilitated by a member of the theatre development centre committee.


All events are free of charge and open to all.


Saturday 2nd Dec


Sunday 3rd Dec


Producer Clinics at SHOW

  • Saturday 1pm - 3pm;    
  • Sunday 10am - 12pm

A number of the showings feature past staff and gradutates of the Department. 

Of special interest is Killing Stella due to the involvement of current staff members Dr. Bernadette Cronin and Dr. Marie Kelly

Killing Stella - GAITKRASH Theatre Company

Sunday 12pm | 45 minutes

Stella is dead, the funeral is over and Anna's husband Richard has taken the children to his mother's for the weekend. Alone at last, Anna has two days ahead of her to make sense of the catastrophe that ensued when she took the 19-year-old Stella into her home.

Adapted from Marlen Haushofer's novella "Wir töten Stella" (Austria, 1958) for the first time for an English-speaking audience, the piece speaks to the dangers of collusion in domestic settings and exposes the superficialty of idealized versions of home and family. At the centre of the work is the drive to develop a multi-layered language of performance - interweaving music, visual aesthetic, movement and monologue to tell this story of the cost of remaining silent.

'Why did nothing warn me on that September evening when Stella came to us?'

The creative team includes:

Bernadette Cronin - performance / translation / script adaptation

Eimear Reidy - cello / composition

Regina Crowley - artistic direction

Marie Kelly - dramaturgy

For more on this story contact:

Fionn Woodhouse

Lecturer in Applied Drama

Department of Theatre

School of Music and Theatre

University College Cork

Tel | 021-4904359

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Department of Theatre

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