Veronica Coburn

Lead Artist

Veronica Coburn was a founder member of Barabbas Theatre Company with whom she toured to, amongst others, New York/Next Wave Festival BAM, Washington/Kennedy Centre, and New Zealand/Wellington International Arts Festival.  She is the author of Clown Through Mask  - The Pioneering Work of Richard Pochinko As Practised By Sue Morrison.  Written in collaboration with Sue Morrison it is published by Intellect Press.  Veronica was Artist in Residence in Draíocht Arts Centre for three years, 2012 – 2015.  The focus of her residency was the building of Hallelujah! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir.  Ranging in age from 18 to 80, the members of Hallelujah! developed and performed original work that spanned vocal chorus and red nose performance.  Veronica is programme director of Tenderfoot, The Civic Theatre’s apprentice theatre programme for transition year students, now in its tenth year.  Tenderfoot provides young people in South County Dublin with the opportunity to learn about theatre by making theatre.  A book, Tenderfoot – Plays By & For Young People, was published in 2015 in association with South Dublin Library.  Veronica received an Arts Council YPCE Bursary in 2016 to work on a book, provisionally entitled ARTiculate, focusing on working with drama in a school setting.  Produced work includes Bernarda’s House - a red nose retelling of Lorca’s classic play for Dublin Fringe Festival 2014, Mayday for RTE Radio Drama – winner of Prix Europa/Radio France & Twentyseven, also for RTE Radio Drama – Gold Medal New York.  Veronica recently directed Dublin Youth Theatre’s 40th anniversary show, this is a room…, in collaboration with Dylan Coburn Gray for Dublin Theatre Festival 2017.  She will act as Artistic Director on Home Theatre (Ireland), an innovative project that will see thirty original plays performed in people’s homes in Dublin 15, for Draíocht Arts Centre Autumn 2018 and she has been commissioned to make a new participatory art piece for South County Dublin, an In Context 4 initiative, featuring spoken and sung choral text with projected visual design to be performed May 2019.