Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Performance Practices
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Performance Practices (CIR), initiated by the Department of Theatre, is based in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science (CACSSS). It brings together the various research interests of colleagues working in the field of theatre, drama, performance, digital arts, multi-media, history, languages and education.
Board of Directors: Dr. Bernadette Cronin; Prof. Jools Gilson; Dr. Marie Kelly; Dr. Roisin O'Gorman; Prof. Manfred Schewe
There are a number of research clusters including:
- Body in Performance
- Theatre, Performance and Cognition
- International Performance Practice
- Digital Media and Performance
- Contemporary Irish theatre
- Performative Teaching Learning, Research
- Translation and Adaptation
- Identities, communities and performativity.
There are a number of ongoing research activities taking place:
Dr. Bernadette Cronin's practice-research project Killing Stella with Gaitkrash Theatre Company.
Perforum is an events series organised by the Department of Theatre, in cooperation with the Theatre Development Centre and resident theatre company Corcadorca. It features the work of directors, practitioners and researchers in the fields of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies.
Students, staff, and interested members of the public and wider theatre community in Cork are invited to engage in reflection and discussion with experts in the field.
Previous contributors have included: Phelim McDermont, Carol-Ann Upton, Joff Chafer, Melissa Baker, John Calder, Jocelyn Clarke, Gerald Thomas, Ger Fitzgibbon, Tom Creed, Wayne Jordan, Aaron Monoghan, Pat MacCabe, Youth Theatre Ireland, Gerald Stembridge.