February 27, 2012
Artist, get thee to a residency…
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan
My contribution this month to Live Encounter Magazine is on arts residencies, retreats and respites. Pictured above is the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan, Ireland’s oldest and best known residency. I’ve also just been offered the January 2013 residency at Aras Eanna on Inis Oirr. Happy me.
See the article: http://liveencounters.net/?p=589
From Ireland, Sue Healy is Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre, London, a full-time Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. Her book on theatre literary management is published by Routledge, December 2022.
Sue is an award-winning writer for stage, TV, and prose writer.
Her current project, a 6x60minute TV series, is under option. She is under commission with Lone Wolf Media, producers behind PBS’ “Mercy Street”, to co-write the pilot and treatment for a six-part TV series.
Her most recent stage-play, Imaginationship (2018), enjoyed a sold out, extended run at the Finborough and later showed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Her previous stage productions include Cow (Etcetera Theatre, 2017) and Brazen (King’s Head Theatre, 2016), funded by Arts Council England. Sue’s short plays have been performed at the Criterion (Criterion New Writing Showcase), Arcola (The Miniaturists) and Hackney Attic (Fizzy Sherbet Shorts).
Her radio work includes nine plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (Opening Lines winner), WLRfm and KCLR96fm.
Sue has won The Molly Keane Award, HISSAC Prize, Escalator Award, Meridian Prize and has been published in nine literary journals and anthologies including: The Moth, Flight, Tainted Innocence, New Writer, Duality, HISSAC, New European Writers. She has been writer-in-residence on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, and at the Heinrich Boll Cottage on Achill Island. She has also benefitted from annual artist residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and at Ginestrelle, Assisi in Italy.
An academic with a PhD in modern theatre history, specifically the Royal Court Theatre, Sue has presented her research internationally. She spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. She has a PhD in modern theatre history (Royal Court Theatre) and is a UEA Creative Writing MA alumnus.
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February 27th, 2012 at 22:42
I can’t believe I will be going to this beautiful place in May!
February 27th, 2012 at 22:59
You’ll love it there, I promise.
February 28th, 2012 at 00:57
I’ve always wanted to go the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, especially to work on my Irish-themed novels. Never went…but perhaps now that I’m working on a Native American novel, I should go?
February 28th, 2012 at 06:53
I always wanted to qualify for the Norman Mailer residency but they lost their funding about a year and a half ago so now all they provide is the roof over your head — the writer has to pay for transportation, meals, and everything in between, not much of a residency program.
February 28th, 2012 at 12:45
Lovely! Congratulations! From the business point of view, I’ve always seen “residencies” used as a revenue-generating instrument for people who own little compounds in the woods, because they usually charge the artists money to stay there. Is that how it works in Ireland?
February 28th, 2012 at 19:02
Hi Marvin, the rule of thumb is that ‘residencies’ offer free board etc… whilst ‘retreats’ charge – but it is not always black and white.
February 28th, 2012 at 15:17
It’s phenomenal, plus love the reflection in the water.
February 28th, 2012 at 20:10
Congrats. how nice you got offered a residency.
To be able to do nothing but eat, sleep and write is like winning a contest.
March 7th, 2012 at 22:20
How wonderful, Sue! What an idyllic place to work and be!