Mentoring Programmes and Workshops
Fishamble has so far run five annual mentoring schemes for playwrights and directors. These initiatives has been run in partnership with Kildare County Council/Riverbank Arts Centre, Fingal County Council/Draíocht, DLR/The Mill, the Pavilion and the Source Arts Centre, and have proven to be highly successful. Fishamble’s sixth annual mentoring scheme with Belltable in Limerick culminated in an informal presentation of work-in-progress in May 2017. In 2018 Fishamble is partnering with The Source, Tenderfoot The Civic Theatre, Hawk's Well Theatre and the Belltable.
Tenderfoot at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght
Fishamble supports TENDERFOOT, an award-winning theatre programme at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght for transition year students in the South Dublin County Council region. Its aim is to provide interested students with an opportunity to learn about theatre in a hands on way. Under the guidance of Veronica Coburn, Liam Halligan and Fishamble's Gavin Kostick a small number of students participate in a targeted programme designed to introduce them to the basic conventions of drama, the work of existing playwrights and the discipline of writing for the stage. The ultimate aim of this programme is for each student to write an original play for the stage. These plays give artistic voice to young theatre artists.