BrokenCrow is a creative think-tank and production company, founded in 2011 by Ronan FitzGibbon. It is a company powered by an ensemble of skilled practitioners. We collaborate to create work that challenges, engages and entertains audiences. As an ensemble we assist and support one another in the realisation of theatrical projects, so that at any given time we can have between two and four projects in various phases of development. Creative collaboration is at the core of our process. We believe it is enriching to engage with different artistic perspectives and regularly assist artists and projects from outside the group.
Our seven members span three cities, Cork, Waterford and Limerick. We enjoy regular contact via online discussions and meet in the different cities throughout the year to develop ideas, plan projects, and create. Several venues have been very generous in accommodating our practice sessions. BrokenCrow are very grateful to The Theatre Development Centre, Garter Lane, The Belltable, Spraoi, A Little Room, FringeLab, Graffiti Theatre and the Everyman for their continued support.
Our first production, Mantle, enjoyed a sell out run in the Granary Theatre in April 2011. Our second production, Madame Chavelle, was staged in October 2012 in Ballyvolane House, Co. Cork. In 2013 we staged Hang Up in Cork’s first Home Festival. This is an original work written by a Cork poet (Adam Wyeth) and developed with the aid of BrokenCrow. We also staged the Irish Premiere of Bug by Tracey Letts in the Half Moon Theatre, followed by Adam Wyeth’s Lifedeath at the SHOW Festival @ TDC. In 2014 we staged Enter Juliet in the Everyman (with the help of the Arts Council) and Prospect House at SHOW. In 2015 we enjoyed a very successful run of The Secret Garden at the Everyman Theatre which went on to be our first national tour. In 2016 we presented a stage adaptation of two short stories by Kevin Barry: Dark Kingdom in the Cork Midsummer Festival. The following year we premiered Levin & Levin by Aideen Wylde at the Everyman before bringing it up to the Project for the Dublin Fringe Festival. Ronan FitzGibbon’s latest play (Blackwater Babble) sold-out a run in the 2018 Cork Midsummer Festival and will be touring the country in January of 2020.
This year we returned to the Cork Midsummer Festival with our second play for young audiences. Miss Happiness and Miss Flower is an adaptation by Deirdre Dwyer of Rumer Godden’s novel and is playing in libraries across Cork this June.
BrokenCrow are also the 2019 Everyman Theatre’s Artists in Residence, which has given us the opportunity to begin development on SIX new shows!
We love to play, so if you have a project you’d like to discuss with a multidisciplinary group, just drop us a line. We don’t seek any ownership. We just want to help good work.
We are ambitious, hard-working, open to experimentation and game for a laugh.