We are delighted to announce this year's 2020/2021 FUEL resident artists: Stephanie Dufresne, Miriam Needham, Emma O'Grady and Sinéad Sexton. Each participant will embark on creating a new theatre piece during the 9 month FUEL programme which includes mentorship, workshops, residency periods, a showcase event in The Mick Lally Theatre, networking events, funding and producing advice.
Stephanie Dufresne is a dancer, actor, and choreographer from Kinvara, County Galway. During FUEL. Stephanie will develop a piece about the end of relationships, grief, loss, and transcendence inspired by Dani Gill's poetry, specifically her first anthology of poems, After Love.
Miriam Needham is an actor, writer, and theatre-maker based in Sligo. During FUEL, Miriam will develop Cluttering, a play about waste and obsolescence. She will examine the action of decluttering, and explore how our treatment of objects affects our treatment of people.
Emma O'Grady is a Galway-based theatre artist, writer, actor and production manager. Emma will develop a new piece of theatre based on the lives and performances of famous theatre actresses and the male writers they were muses for.
Sinéad Sexton is a performance artist and theatre practitioner based in Sligo. During FUEL, Sinéad will develop Gazelle: A Story of Eva Gore-Booth, a solo performance exploring Eva’s true voice. Sinéad will explore her own connection with Eva, along with how she was viewed by those closest to her.
Read more about the 2020/2021 FUEL recipients and their projects here.
FUEL is supported by the Arts Council, Kumi & Bill Martin, Jim & Lori Steinberg and FinanceBoston.