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The Next Stage

The Next Stage is the artist development strand of Dublin Theatre Festival presented in partnership with Theatre Forum. The programme is open to national and international theatre and dance practitioners. Over 18 immersive days participants are exposed to world-class art, talks with renowned directors, producers and artists, and master-classes and workshops led by leading theatre-makers. Past speakers and workshop leaders include Anne Bogart, John Collins, Tim Crouch, Declan Donnellan, Richard Gregory, Garry Hynes, Ruth Little, Stephen Rea, Tiago Rodrigues, Fiona Shaw, Colm Tóibín, Enda Walsh and Deborah Warner.The Next Stage also creates valuable opportunities for enriching engagement among participants, with past programmes sparking successful artistic collaborations.


The Next Stage Alumni
2016: Michelle Cahill, Vicky Côté, Michael Gallen, Gráinne Hallahan, Dara Hoban, Breffni Holahan, Louise Holian, Adena Jacobs, Liam McCarthy,  Aine Ní Laoghaire, Polina Kalinina, Gráinne Pollak, John o'Brien, Molly O'Cathain, Eadaoin O'Donoghue, Meagan O'Shea, Aideen Wyle

2015:  Lian Bell, Liam Burke, Doireann Coady, Dylan Cobur Gray, Maggie Cronin, Jane Deasy, Brian Fleming, Maud Hendricks, Jessie KKeenan, Zoe Lafferty, Michelle McMahon, Ste Murray, Mercy Ojelade, Sinead O'Loughlin, Kate Strain, Hugh Travers, Emma Valente

2014:  Emily Aoibheann, Robbie Blake, Steve Blount, Tanya Dean, Philip Doherty, Grace Kiely, Nakkiah Lui, Jenny Macdonald, Tracy Martin, Aonghus Óg McAnally, Michael McCabe, Emma O'Grady, Conall O'Riain, Stephen Quinn, Fiona Sheil, Kieron Smith, Eoin Winning, Catherine Young

2013:  Ailish Claffey, Paul Curley, Joanna Derkaczew, Iseult Golden, Philip Hardy, Kate Heffernan, James Hickson, Petra Hjortsberg, Raymond Keane, Julie Kelleher, Eoin Kilkenny, Rosemary McKenna, Aisling Murray, Little John Nee, Eszter Nemethi, Will O'Connell, Kim V Porcelli, Dick Walsh

2012:  Andrew Adamson, Sarah Baxter, Daniel Bergin, Niamh Creely, Peter Duffy, DeirdreDwyer, Eóin Gannon, Meadhbh Haicéid, Emma Hannon, Alan King, Niamh McCann, Louise Maria Melinn, John Morton, Donnacadh O’Briain, Clare Robertson, Stefanie Preissner, Martin Sharry, Gina Moxley

2011:  Joanne Beirne, Caroline Byrne, Dan Colley, Amanda Collins, Ricardito Correia, Mark Fitzgerald, Conor Hanratty, Jessica Hilliard, Alma Kelliher, Amy Kinlon, Tom Lane, Ruth Lehane, Caitriona McLaughlin, Jacinta Sheerin, Aoife Spillane-Hinks, Maeve Stone, Karl Watson, Louise White

2010: Brian Bennett, Noelle Brown, Louisa Carroll, Edwina Casey, Niall Cleary, Peter Daly, Grace Dyas, Fanziska Marie Gramss, Lara Hickey, Louise Lewis, Emma Martin, Rosaleen McDonagh, Ruairi O’Donovan, Mairin O’Grady, Christiane O’Mahony, Liam O’Brien, Lydia Prior, Michelle Read

2009: Shane Byrne, Jamie Carswell, Amy Conroy, Shane Dempsey, Veronica Dyas, Sorcha Kenny, Maisie Lee, Oonagh Murphy, Sarah Murphy, Sile Ní Bhroin, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh, Máiréad Ní Chróinín, Caitriona Ni Mhurchu, Robbie O'Connor, Paula O'Reilly, Priscilla Robinson, Lindsay Rodden, Stephen Ryan

2008: Melanie Clark Pullen, Aoife Courtney, Tom Creed, Aideen Darcy, Clíona de Brí, Simon Doyle, Gary Duggan, Jo Egan, Jennifer Fleenor, Jennifer Jennings, Gary Keegan, Megan Kennedy, Tony McCleane-Fay, Ciaran O'Melia, Christian O'Reilly, Raymond Scannell, Ciaran Taylor, Neil Watkins

2007: Alice Coghlan, Maeve Fitzgerald, Róise Goan, Nicholas Edward Johnson, Emma Jordan, Wayne Jordan, Louise Lowe, Darragh McKeon, Philip McMahon, Sophie Motley, Emma O'Kane, Jody O'Neill, Deirdre Roycroft, Claudia Schwartz, Will St Leger, Rachel West

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