Theatre Makers

Theatre Makers

Corcadorca Artists in Residence

Corcadorca Artists in Residence

Corcadorca launched the Artists-In-Residence programme in 2018.  This is an initiative designed to support theatre artists to develop and create new work.  Corcadorca will provide artistic, technical and administrative support throughout their residencies.


The current Artists-in-Residence are Eileen Walsh and Neo Gilson.


Eileen Walsh

Recognised as one of the great Irish actors of her generation, Eileen has starred in numerous Corcadorca productions over the past 25 years including Disco Pigs, Phaedra’s Love, The Merchant of Venice, Request Programme and most recently, The Same.

We’re very excited to support and work with Eileen as she begins to explore creating her own work, both as a writer and theatre-maker, on two new exciting projects.

Theatre Credits:

Medea, Beginning, Crestfall (Gate Theatre, Dublin); The Plough and the Stars, Macbeth, Terminus (Best Actor award Irish Times 2008); The Playboy of the Western World, Saved, Portia Coughlan, Ariel (Abbey Theatre); How’s Life, Conversations on a Homecoming, Whistle in the Dark, Famine, The Gigli Concert (Druid Theatre Company); The Same (Best Actor Winner, Irish Times awards 2018); Request Programme, The Merchant of Venice, Disco Pigs (Corcadorca); Lippy (Dead Centre/Young Vic); Medea (Siren Productions); Danti Dan (Rough Magic); Aristocrats (Donmar Warehouse); The Unknown The Internet is a Serious Business, Crave (Royal Court Theatre); Absolute Hell, Broad Shadow, Liolá (National Theatre, London); Little Eylof (Almeida); The Drowned World, Quiz Show (Traverse Theatre); The Believers (Frantic Assembly).

Film / Television Credits:

Modern Love (Amazon), Wolf (Wildcat), The South Westerlies (RTE); Made In Italy, Melrose, Delicious (Sky Atlantic), Catastrophe (Avalon/Ch 4); Women on the Verge (Merman/RTE); On the Hemline, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, Pure Mule (RTE); Rialto, Maze, The Children Act, Morning, Eden (Best Actor Award, Tribeca Film Festival 2008 and Best Actor Award/IFTA 2009); How Was Your Day? Gold, Snap, The Ballad of Kid Kanturk, Triage, Magdalene Sisters,The Van.


Neo Florence Gilson

We are delighted to announce our new Artist-in-Residence, Neo Gilson.  In collaboration with Sample-Studios and the Radical Institutes’ Residency Programme ‘Radical Institute at Studios of Sanctuary’, we are thrilled to be working with Neo on the development of a new piece of theatre.

Neo Florence Gilson from Kimberley, South Africa, currently living in Ireland.

She is a poet, singer, writer, storyteller, and motivational speaker.

She has released a gospel audio CD titled “Behind The Veil ” in May 2013.

Neo’s poems have appeared online, on radio, DSAC Writers festival, “Window to my World: Poetry, Resistance and Justice” curated for World Poetry day, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities, featured on Fishamble New play Company “Writing for performance workshops” and Outlandish Theatre production “Love and Charity.”

Neo sang a cover of the legendary Miriam Makeba for Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation – Entanglements – Africa and Dublin City which was an online exhibition for Young Artists Competition celebrating#AfricaDay2021

Neo participated in the Bodies and Ruins Symposium as part of Outlandish Theatre at Smock Alley Theatre.

She has performed on various platforms in South Africa, UK, and Ireland.

Currently Neo is one of four residents on the Radical Institute at Studios of Sanctuary Residency Programme, a mentorship-led residency delivered by the Radical Institute and hosted by Sample-Studios, supported by the Cork Arts Fund at The Community Foundation of Ireland.