In the contemporary Irish theatre industry, the standard model of production is polarized between commercial theatre (generally seen as populist and "low brow," run on a for-profit model) and art-driven theatre (viewed as “high brow” and of notable cultural value, generally not-for-profit and funded by public monies such as Arts Council grants). In this interview, independent producer Anne Clarke talks about how her career led her to establish Landmark Productions, now hailed as a groundbreaking model for Irish theatre production in its synthesis of both commercial and art-led streams of programming. As the company nears its 10-year anniversary, Clarke discusses such multi-award-winning productions such as Miss Julie, the Ross O'Carroll-Kelly plays, Howie the Rookie (with Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), and Landmark's ongoing collaborations with Enda Walsh. In analyzing how her composite model of production continues to thrive in a challenging economic time for Irish theatre companies and artists, Clarke offers an invaluable insight into the structures of theatremaking in Ireland.
|Title of host publication||Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland|
|Place of Publication||Carysfort Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Irish Theatre
- Anne Clark
- Landmark Productions
Dean, T. (2014). Landmark Decisions: An Interview with Anne Clarke. In Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland (pp. 223-234). Carysfort Press. http://uir.ulster.ac.uk/38608/1/DEAN%20-%20Landmark%20Decisions.pdf