From December 2017 to June 2018 German opera, music theatre and theatre director Anna-Sophie Mahler will be working with five participants based in Ireland. This mentorship programme is a unique opportunity for theatre and performance makers of all kinds to develop an early-stage idea for performance, outside the pressures of production. The engagement of the mentor is aimed to pose challenges and offer interrogations within a supportive structure.
In addition to meeting Anna-Sophie in Dublin, each of the participants will receive a bursary of €2,100 to help them dedicate time to work on their ideas, and we will also offer travel subsidy to help them see relevant work internationally.
The programme is made possible by funding from the Arts Council’s Theatre Artists Development Scheme. This year we are delighted to have the Gate Theatre as our mentorship partner. Anna-Sophie’s participation is generously supported by the Goethe-Institut Irland.