Since 2015, Irish Theatre Institute has worked with CoisCéim in providing residency space for Six in the Attic ALUMNI requiring dedicated desk and/or studio space. Designed to support and facilitate creative development opportunities for independent artists in Ireland, Six in the Attic Alumni Off-Site facilitates residencies throughout the year. These short-term residencies are a resource sharing initiative to allow theatre makers, in particular those working through movement, a dedicated space and resources for physical expression and experimentation.

Six in the Attic Alumni Off-Site in association with CoisCéim offers fixed term residencies that include studio access for performance artists including writers, theatre and dance makers at CoisCéim’s premises in Dublin city centre.  For further information about how to apply for the programme please contact Irish Theatre Institute.

Zoe Ní Ríordáin

Residency Dates: 15th-19th July 2019
Zoe Ní Ríordáin is a theatre director and musician from Dublin. Along with collaborator Maud Lee, she makes original work for theatre based on deeply felt writing, expressed in layered theatrical language. Her current projects include; Everything I Do, premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival and will tour to Edinburgh Fringe in August, which she wrote and performed. She is also developing a new Irish language piece, Éist Liom (Listen to me) as part of the Pan Pan International Mentorship programme. 

Zoe wrote and directed Recovery, which premiered at Project Arts Centre in April 2016. She co-wrote and directed The Well Rested Terrorist (Peacock Theatre, Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2014, nominated for Best Ensemble award). Other directing credits include; the European premiere of Toshiki Okada’s ENJOY (Project Arts Centre, Rough Magic SEEDS production), The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco (Project Arts Centre, May ‘13), After The End by Dennis Kelly (BAC, London, ‘10).

Zoe was selected as the director on the Rough Magic SEEDS programme 2014-2015. She is an associate artist of Project Arts Centre Dublin. For the Off-Site @ CoisCéim residency Zoe will work with Director Maud Lee, to develop the movement language of Everything I Do, in advance of its tour in August 2019. 

Noelle Brown

Residency Dates: 22nd – 26th July 2019
An actor since 1987, Noelle has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and radio.  Recent film and tv work include: The Green Knight and Fair City. She is currently appearing in The Unmanageable Sisters at the Abbey Theatre.

POSTSCRIPT, co-written with Michèle Forbes, premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 and was nominated for the Fishamble New Writing Award and the Bewleys Little Gem Award. It has toured Ireland and was presented at the Centre Cultural Irlandais in Paris. It also played at the Peacock Stage (Abbey Theatre) in 2017.

Foxy premiered at Project Cube (October 2015). Noelle wrote and co-created a movement documentary for theatre, with Oonagh Murphy called Creaking. It was presented as a staged reading at the Riverbank Arts Centre during the First Fortnight Festival and toured to seven venues as part of Bealtaine in May 2017. She was a writer on the 24 Hour plays and has worked on a movement memoir called Tender Courage with actor/performance artist Shane Byrne. She was delighted to be one of 30 playwrights chosen for the short list of Fishamble’s Play for Ireland initiative and co-wrote Octopus during this time with actor/writer Karen Cogan.

For the Off-Site @ CoisCéim residency Noelle will work on her new piece The Ship. Using movement and original music, the piece explores women’s lived experiences of menopause from the perspective of surgical and cancer treatment induced menopause and age-related menopause. The Ship will be presented as a 30-minute showing of work as part of the charity event night Menopause Unmasked at the Sugar Club in August 2019. Supported by funding from Dublin City Council Arts Office.

Dylan Coburn Gray

Residency Dates: 4th-8th November 2019

Dylan Coburn Gray is a playwright based in Dublin. His sole authored work includes Boys and Girls (winner of the Fishamble Best New Writing Award, nominated for the Stewart Parker Trust award) and Citysong (winner of Soho Theatre’s Verity Bargate Award 2017). Collaborative work with MALAPROP Theatre includes Love+ (winner of the Spirit of Fringe award 2015) and Everything Not Saved (winner of the Georganne Aldrich Heller Award 2017, The Guardian’s Best Shows of Edinburgh Fringe 2018). Both strands of his work play with form and aim to challenge and delight in equal measure. 
For the Off-Site @ CoisCéim residency Dylan will work with MALAPROP Theatre on Hothouse, their commission for THISISPOPBABY’s 2020 Where We Live Festival. They will be using the week to explore ideas around home, legacy, and the irredeemable but weirdly beautiful tackiness of cruise ships, with an all-singing all-dancing ensemble of performers.

Past Participants


Shane O’Reilly and Paul Curley | 13th – 15th June 2018
As part of the Off-Site @ CoisCéim residency, Shane together with Paul and Denis Clohessy continued to develop the new musical Gold in the Water. Over a three-day residency, the CoisCéim studio hosted a team of musicians, singers and makers. This development was made possible by funding from an Arts Council Project Award with support from Irish Theatre Institute, The Ark and CoisCéim.

Zoe Ní Ríordáin | 23rd July – 4th August 2018
During the Off Site @ CoisCéim residency Zoe worked on her new piece Everything I Do, in advance of its premiere in autumn 2018.

Caitríona Ní Mhurchú | 3rd – 16th September 2018
Caitríona was awarded an Arts Council development grant to create a new interdisciplinary work.  The piece is part elegy to the lighthouse, part ode to her grandfather, part inquiry into changing technology.

Martin Sharry | 12th – 25th November 2018
For this Off-Site @ CoisCéim residency Martin explored how the movements triggered by Parkinsons might evolve as a potential dance piece. 

Paul Curley | June + August 2017

Sarah Jane Scaife | August 2017

Noelle Brown | July/August 2017

Gina Moxley | December 2016

Paul Curley  | June 2015, May/June + Nov/Dec 2016

Mark Cantan | July 2015