An Táin Arts Centre’s writer in residency programme is aimed at writers developing scripts for the theatre. The aim of the residency is to assist writers to research and develop new work and give them the time and space to develop their ideas. During the three-month residency, writers are provided with studio space, dramaturgical mentoring and administrative support #antainartists
Summer 2020 Residency
Conor McGinnity is an accomplished writer and multi-award winning radio producer. He has adapted the acclaimed stageplay Cracks by Quintessence Theatre for radio and developed TV scripts for the BBC. McGinnity is chiefly concerned with exploring the darker side of human nature and writes across multiple media, although his main focus is the stage. Conor McGinnity is An Táin Arts Centre’s inaugural Writer in Residence.
“I plan on using this time to develop new work and hopefully produce something worthy of being performed on stage. I really want to be able to form new ideas, create new contacts in the theatre world here in Ireland and also spend time working with and learning from other professionals. Having time to really focus on my craft and develop myself as a writer and reach a new level as an artist is really valuable to me; this opportunity really comes at a vital time in my career.”