Creative Conversations 2

Sinéad will begin her autumn 2021 series of Creative Conversations with an interview with Dino Fetscher and Robert Bowman, stars of The Normal Heart, at the National Theatre, London, directed by Dominic Cooke.

The follow-up is with BAFTA winning actress Naomi Ackie on filming her recent role as Whitney Houston in Sony’s biopic.

Monday 1 November 2021, and 13 January 2022: 6.30-7.30pm, online.
A Michael Chekhov UK and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama event.

Book workshop

Sinéad will lead a twelve week intensive on her book, Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide (Bloomsbury Methuen 2019). This will be a practical overview of the technique as outlined in the book for actors, directors and teachers. It will run on Saturdays 4-6pm GMT online, from 6 November to 11 December 2021 and from 8 January to 19 February 2022.

Booking via Living Pictures.

Publications 2021

Sinéad ‘s interview ‘Unity over Unison: Creating AntigoneNOW in Lockdown’, has just come out in Theatre Topics (August 2021), with Margaret Laurena Kemp, Roger Ellis, Dassia N.Posner.

She also published a short reflection, ‘To Be or Not to Be: Art on the Frontline’, in The Âtre, Dirks Theatre Association Publications, Macau, China.

Exit The King

In August 2021, Sinéad did a month’s exploration of polyphonic characterisation on Ionesco’s Exit The King with students at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London). It was a collaboration with Ian Morgan and Phil Raymond.

American Theatre Magazine

American Theatre Magazine have published a piece by Margaret Laurena Kemp and I about the process of making AntigoneNOW. Read it here.

Sinéad also published a piece in The Stage, on 31 March 2021, about the work of the BA Acting Collaborative and Devised Theatre course at Royal Central. Read it here.

Book Talk

Sinéad will be in conversation online with Joyce Lu about her book on Michael Chekhov for MICHA 19 February 2021, 5pm UK time.

Artist work by Liza Dimbleby

AntigoneNOW screenings

The International Online Theatre Festival 2021 will stream AntigoneNOW in May and University of Iowa USA will stream it on 3-4 May with a live talkback hosted by Jennifer Buckley.

School of Sound will stream AntigoneNOW on Saturday 12 December for 24 hours, including a live talkback hosted by Larry Sider at 5pm.

Michael Chekhov Association USA (MICHA) will stream 18 December 2021.
Valparaiso University USA on 6 February 2021 with a live talkback.
SPE Media Festival screening 17-21 March 2021.

Creative Conversations

Three informal conversations with Fiona Shaw, Ian Rickson and Donato Wharton, chaired by Sinéad. Presented by Michael Chekhov UK in association with Royal Central.

Actress Fiona Shaw: 7th December 2020, 6.30pm

Theatre director Ian Rickson: 17th December 2020,6.30pm

Sound designer Donato Wharton: 3 February 2021, 6.30pm

Bessie Nomination for Concert

Concert has received a nomination for a 2020 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production (The New York Dance and Performance Awards).

AntigoneNOW screening

AntigoneNOW is streaming as part of the Fall 2020 programme at Northwestern Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts from 12-19 Nov 2020. Book here. Tickets $30.

Including a prerecorded talkforward chaired by Professor Anjalee Hutchinson (Bucknell University) and a talkback (on 13 Nov 2020) chaired by Associate Professor Dassia Posner (Northwestern).