Granary New Directors Festival 2015

We are delighted to be reviving our annual New Directors Festival here at the Granary Theatre, Cork thanks to the support of the Arts Council this year. NDF 2015 will feature four stage directors in their debut professional engagement. The four plays, chosen by the directors, will run in repertoire during September 2015 at the Granary Theatre or off-site. Each successful applicant will be awarded funding, rehearsal space, production, technical and marketing support and be under the mentorship of an experienced and established professional director.

Mentors include: Pat Kiernan (Corcadorca), Jo Mangan (Performance Corporation) and Carmel Winters (‘Best Man’, ‘B for Baby’, ‘Witness’), Tony McCleane-Fay (‘Cleansed’, ‘The Ballad Of Charlie and Cate’).

What we’re looking for:

– applicant must never have directed professionally for the stage

– applicant must have some experience in directing student and/or amateur theatre

– applicant’s script of choice to direct must be a published work, no new works please

To apply please send us the following:

– a full C.V including any directing experience

– details of the script you wish to direct; title, playwright, production history

– a detailed artistic vision of what you want to do with the script on stage, site specifically or off-site


Please email your application to by 5pm on Friday 17 July 2015.