FIVE NEW ARTISTS CONFIRMED FOR LATEST REVEAL 2020 PROGRAMME

FIVE NEW ARTISTS CONFIRMED FOR LATEST REVEAL 2020 PROGRAMME

FIVE NEW ARTISTS CONFIRMED FOR LATEST REVEAL 2020 PROGRAMME

One of Northern Ireland’s award-winning theatre companies, Prime Cut Productions, is delighted to announce a new cohort of artists for their latest programme, Reveal 2020. After an extensive recruitment campaign, five new recruits are joining the company and will be working on various collaborative projects over the next two years.

With a surge of interest in the programme, came over ten times as many applications as there were places to fill, highlighting the need for greater support for independent Northern Ireland artists. The quality of submissions exceeded the expectations of the Prime Cut team, making the decision to choose the final five a challenge, given the calibre of talent.

The new artists are; Dominic Montague, Reveal Artist; Katie Richardson, Reveal Artist; Natalie Murphy, Associate Producer and Michael Patrick and Oisin Kearney, who received the Reveal Playwriting Commission.

This latest Reveal Programme was supported by prestigious arts funding from leading independent funder Jerwood Arts’ Development Programme Fund, the Funding and Development Agency and Arts Council Northern Ireland.

Emma Jordan: Artistic Director of Prime Cut Productions said: “Now more than ever the necessity of supporting NI independent theatre artists is crucial in creating a society in which we can all be proud to belong to. In these challenging times along with our basic necessities we need artists with the vision of our new cohort to try and help us make sense of a world which has altered irrevocably in the past few months.

Una NicEoin, Executive Producer of Prime Cut Productions said: “There was huge interest in Reveal and the quality of the applications was second to none, making our job in selecting the final four roles extremely difficult. It’s testament to the creativity and tenacity of Northern Ireland’s independent artists and we look ahead to an exciting couple of years with the Reveal programme. Given current circumstances this is a challenging time for all, especially the arts sector. We must continue to support, protect and nurture our local talent. Therefore, our aim is maintaining the successes of previous Reveal Programmes ensuring the artists get the recognition they deserve.”

Lilli Geissendorfer, Director, Jerwood Arts said: “We congratulate the five artists on their appointment. The Reveal programme has proved to be a huge success in previous years. Since 2014, with investment from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and latterly Jerwood Arts, Prime Cut Productions has made and co-produced work with eight Reveal Artists that have led to three internationally touring award-winning shows, a further four showcasing at Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe as well as Island of Ireland Tours, ongoing career development for many more and two major industry events. We have no doubt these five artists will develop powerful new work for Reveal 2020.”

The Reveal programme has proved to be a huge success in previous years. Since 2014, with investment from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and latterly Jerwood Arts, Prime Cut Productions has made and co-produced work with eight Reveal Artists that have led to three internationally touring award-winning shows, a further four showcasing at Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe as well as Island of Ireland Tours, ongoing career development for many more and two major industry events.

Established in 1992, the Prime Cut Productions ethos has been to delve into subjects that matter across various communities; making international work that resonates with local audiences.

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