On With The Show

Curated by Anne Bonnar, the 2011 conference, On with the Show, took place on June 9 & 10 in Galway. 

All podcasts and presentations are below. Also do have a look at our conference hashtag #tfconf on Twitter. 

Introduction from Fergal McGrath, Chair of Theatre Forum


Welcome from Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht


Introduction from conference Curator Anne Bonnar


Has the Celtic Tiger deadened Ireland's creative persona?

14:00 - 15:15 Thursday 9 June (Opening Plenary)
Speaker: Niall Crowley
Response: Sarah Glennie
Chair: Fiach Mac Conghail 
You can also have a look at Niall Crowley's presentation 

14:00 - 15:15 Thursday 9 June (Opening Plenary)
Speaker: Niall Crowley
Response: Sarah Glennie
Chair: Fiach Mac Conghail 
You can also have a look at Niall Crowley's presentation 


The Relationship between Theatre & the Media

Combatants of Colleagues in a Fast Changing World of Communications? 
(please note audio quality improves after first couple of minutes)

15:15 - 16:30 Thursday June 9 (Plenary) 

Speakers: Andrew Dickson, Darragh Doyle, Stephen Faloon
Chair: Michael McDermott 

Also available: Stephen Faloon's presentation and Darragh Doyle's presentation 

Combatants of Colleagues in a Fast Changing World of Communications? 
(please note audio quality improves after first couple of minutes)

15:15 - 16:30 Thursday June 9 (Plenary) 

Speakers: Andrew Dickson, Darragh Doyle, Stephen Faloon
Chair: Michael McDermott 

Also available: Stephen Faloon's presentation and Darragh Doyle's presentation 


Lightning Talks

16:45 Thursday 9 June - 5 minutes each

Swampoodle, Washington DC: Jo Mangan 
Introducing Irish audiences to the work of Jon Fosse: Ann Henning Jocelyn

16:45 Thursday 9 June - 5 minutes each

Swampoodle, Washington DC: Jo Mangan 
Introducing Irish audiences to the work of Jon Fosse: Ann Henning Jocelyn


Practical Guide to Digital Theatre

17:00 - 18:00 Thursday 9 June (parallel session) 
(please note audio begins at 00.10)

Speakers: Deborah Dignam, Niall Doyle, Jessica Fuller, chaired by Willie White 

Also available: Niall Doyle's presentation Jessica Fuller's presentation and Deborah Dignam's presentation

17:00 - 18:00 Thursday 9 June (parallel session) 
(please note audio begins at 00.10)

Speakers: Deborah Dignam, Niall Doyle, Jessica Fuller, chaired by Willie White 

Also available: Niall Doyle's presentation Jessica Fuller's presentation and Deborah Dignam's presentation


Crowd & Community Funding

09:15 - 10:15 Friday 10 June (Parallel)
(Please note audio begins at 02:25 and improves considerably as session goes on) 

Speakers: Ken Davenort, Andrew Hetherington, Phillip McMahon, 
Chair: Loughlin Deegan 

Find out more about Fund it on Andrew Hetherington's blog 

09:15 - 10:15 Friday 10 June (Parallel)
(Please note audio begins at 02:25 and improves considerably as session goes on) 

Speakers: Ken Davenort, Andrew Hetherington, Phillip McMahon, 
Chair: Loughlin Deegan 

Find out more about Fund it on Andrew Hetherington's blog 


Greening your Theatre

09:15 - 10:15 Friday 10 June (Parallel) 

Speaker: Sian Alexander 

Also available: Sian Alexander's presentation1 & presentation 2

Find out more on Julie's Bicycle 

09:15 - 10:15 Friday 10 June (Parallel) 

Speaker: Sian Alexander 

Also available: Sian Alexander's presentation1 & presentation 2

Find out more on Julie's Bicycle 


The Producer's Perspective with Ken Davenport

10:30 - 11:30 Friday 10 June (Plenary) 

Introduced by Anne Clarke 

Find out more on Ken's blog

10:30 - 11:30 Friday 10 June (Plenary) 

Introduced by Anne Clarke 

Find out more on Ken's blog


Lightning Talks II

11:30 Friday 10 June - 5 minutes each 

Staging the Past – Opening up the Irish Theatre Archive: Barry Houlihan
JOLT – A Framework for Emerging Theatre: Craig Flaherty
Paperless Promotion: Phillip McMahon

Also availabe: Phillip's presentation 

11:30 Friday 10 June - 5 minutes each 

Staging the Past – Opening up the Irish Theatre Archive: Barry Houlihan
JOLT – A Framework for Emerging Theatre: Craig Flaherty
Paperless Promotion: Phillip McMahon

Also availabe: Phillip's presentation 


A Life in the Theatre: Career Progression & Succession

11:45 - 12:45 Friday 10 June (Parallel) 

Speakers: Peter Daly, John Deely, Brian Singleton
Chair: Lynne Parker

John Deely subsequently wrote an e-book on career management for actors and others working in the performing arts available here. 

11:45 - 12:45 Friday 10 June (Parallel) 

Speakers: Peter Daly, John Deely, Brian Singleton
Chair: Lynne Parker

John Deely subsequently wrote an e-book on career management for actors and others working in the performing arts available here. 


Gabriel Byrne in conversation with Roise Goan

13:20 - 14:15 Friday 10 June 

Gabriel Byrne joined Róise Goan in conversation about theatre, Ireland and the role of Irish artists and the arts community at home and abroad

13:20 - 14:15 Friday 10 June 

Gabriel Byrne joined Róise Goan in conversation about theatre, Ireland and the role of Irish artists and the arts community at home and abroad


Remaking a case for The Arts

14:15 - 15:15 Friday 10 June 
Speaker: John Knell
Chair: Dr Mick Wilson

NB Actual talks starts 29 seconds into the podcast. Please ignore the silence at the start as we get set up!

Also available: John Knell's presentation

14:15 - 15:15 Friday 10 June 
Speaker: John Knell
Chair: Dr Mick Wilson

NB Actual talks starts 29 seconds into the podcast. Please ignore the silence at the start as we get set up!

Also available: John Knell's presentation


Cultural Tourism and its Impact on Irish Theatre

15:15 - 16:15 Friday 10 June (Parallel)
(Note first five minutes of session missing on podcast)

Speakers: John Concannon, Colm Croffy, David Teevan
Chair: Una Carmody 

15:15 - 16:15 Friday 10 June (Parallel)
(Note first five minutes of session missing on podcast)

Speakers: John Concannon, Colm Croffy, David Teevan
Chair: Una Carmody 


Audience Benchmarking

You can have a look at Heather Maitland's presentation here