Since the first MAKE in 2009, 100+ Irish and international artists have been MAKE residents. The hugely positive influence of the programme can be seen in a selection of the project and work outcomes detailed below:


Shane Byrne developed Hungry Tender at MAKE 2012. Premiered at Absolut Fringe 2012.

Rachel Chavkin and Jessica Almasy (TEAM) developed Mission Drift at MAKE 2009. Premiered at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011. U.S. Premiere at PS122's COIL festival 2012.  Presented at/in Culturgest, Lisbon, Coimbra, Portugal, The Perth International Festival, The Hong Kong Arts Festival, The National Theatre, London. Awarded Scotsman Fringe First, Herald Angel, Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize 2011 and Best of 2011, The Guardian.

Amy Conroy developed Eternal Rising of the Sun at MAKE 2011. Premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2011. Presented at Dublin Theatre Festival's ReViewed programme 2012, toured Ireland, Perth Fringe Festival 2013 and at Sydney Theatre. Awarded Best Female Performer in the Fringe Awards 2011.

Tom Creed developed Berlin Love Tour at MAKE 2009. Premiered at Absolut Fringe Festival 2010. Presented at Fierce Festival 2012 and Cork Midsummer Festival 2012.

Ruairi Donovan developed Witches at MAKE 2013. Premiered at Cork Midsummer Festival 2013. He worked on ZOMBIES: Is Death Dying or Are You Working Hard Enough at MAKE 2014. Winner of Judge’s Choice Award at TDF 2014. 

Shaun Dunne worked on Advocacy at MAKE 2014. Talking Shop Ensemble presented in Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014 where it won best ensemble award

Grace Dyas developed Heroin in MAKE 2009.  Premiered at Absolut Fringe 2010.  Awarded ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ at Absolut Fringe 2010. Presented at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival 2012.

Veronica Dyas developed In My Bed at MAKE 2011. Premiered at ABSOLUT Fringe 2011, restaged at Forest Fringe micro festival at The Lir 2012, and HOME Festival Cork in 2013. AND HERE & NOW at MAKE 2012.

Cathy Gordon worked on HAMMER at MAKE 2014 which toured to EXPERIMENTICA Festival at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales.

Wayne Jordan developed Ellamenope Jones at MAKE 2009. Premiered at Project Arts Centre in 2010.

Sonya Kelly worked on How to Keep an Alien at MAKE 2014 which Rough Magic presented at Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014 and toured to the Brisbane Festival 2014

Liz Kinoshita developed Volcano at MAKE 2014: Co-production workspacebrussels (Brussels, BE), Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels, BE) , Vooruit (Gent, BE) in the frame of the European Network [DNA] DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union ResidenciesKultuurfaktorij Monty (Antwerp, BE); MDT (Stockholm, SE); STUK Kunstencentrum (Leuven, BE); MAKE – an initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Project Arts Centre, Theatre Forum and Tiger Dublin Fringe (Annaghmakerrig, IE) With the support of the Flemish Government; Konstnärsnämnden, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. 

Fiona McGeown worked on Between Trees and Water at MAKE 2014 which premiered in Cork and toured to Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014, winner of Fishamble New Writing Award.

Una McKevitt developed Victor & Gord at MAKE 2009. Premiered at Absolut Fringe 2009. Presented at Project Arts Centre 2010. And 565+ at MAKE 2010. Premiered at Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival 2010. 

Ana Mendes developed Self-Portrait at Make 2010. Premiered at Absolut Fringe Dublin 2010 (work in progress). Presented at Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2011, Future MESS, Saravejo, Bosnia, 2011, ACT Festival, Bilbao, Spain, 2011; Rapid Pulse, International Festival, Chicago 2012. Awarded the Act-Arriaga Award, Act - Performing Arts Festival, Bilbao, Spain, 2012; Second Prize Lift Off, Lift Art Gallery, USA, 2012.

Bush Moukarzel developed Lippy at MAKE 20013. Premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013. Awarded the Fringe awards for Best Production and Best Design 2013.

Eszter Némethi developed Exit Strategy at MAKE 2013. Premiered as part of WE LIVE HERE during Cork Midsummer Festival. Presented at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013.

Yvonne O’Reilly developed SPEEDTRAP at MAKE 2013. Premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013.

Stefanie Preissner developed Solpadeine is my Boyfriend at MAKE 2012. Premiered at Absolut Fringe 2012. Presented at First Fortnight festival 2013 and Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.

Ray Scannell developed DEEP at MAKE 2011. Premiered at Cork Midsummer Festival 2013. Presented at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013. Awarded the Best Male Performer award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013.

Martin Sharry developed I Am Martin Sharry at MAKE 2012. Performed at Absolut Fringe 2012 as part of the West Coast Cool strand of the festival.

Niamh Shaw developed That's About The Size Of It at MAKE 2011. Premiered atABSOLUT Fringe Festival. Presented at Five Lamps Arts Festival, Droichead Arts CentreCuriousCity (Cork Midsummer Festival), HAPPY? Exhibition,Science In The City Festival and The Festival of Curiosity 2013.

Gert-Jan Stam developed OK OK at MAKE 2010. Premiered at the Forest Fringe in Edinburgh 2011. Presented at several festivals and theatres in Europe and outside of Europe.

Eleanor Tiernan worked on The National Therapy Project at MAKE 2014 which premiered at TDF 2014 and has played at locales across Ireland.

Dick Walsh developed Some Baffling Monster at MAKE 2013. Premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013. Presented at Galway Theatre Festival. Presented at Galway Theatre Festival 2013.

Evan Webber worked on Ajax at MAKE 2011 which was co-produced as Ajax and Little Iliad by Evan Webber & Frank Cox-O’Connell and Harbourfront Centre World Stage in association with Cork Midsummer Festival and The Banff Centre. Premiered at Harbourfront Centre World Stage 2012 and toured to Banff, Kingston and Montreal, Canada, Brisbane International Festival and Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014.

Louise White developed Way Back Home at MAKE 2013. Premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013. Awarded the Spirit of the Fringe Commissioning Award 2013.

Melanie Wilson developed Autobiographer at MAKE 2010. Premiered the Dublin Fringe Festival  2011 and presented at a UK tour of The Albany, London, The Drum Theatre, Plymouth, ARC, Stockton on Tees, MAC, Birmingham, Bristol Old Vic and Toynbee Studios, London. Awarded Best Sound Design in the Off Westend Awards 2012.

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