Druid Academy Workshop on Producing

Garry Hynes with First Year Drama Students
Nov 03 2020 Posted: 21:45 GMT

This week's Druid Academy workshop focuses on Producing and will feature Brian Fenton, Druid's Associate Producer.  Brian will speak about his journey from college to being associate producer; what is involved in the role of the producer; the steps involved in producing a show; and the challenge of producing work during a pandemic.The session will be held online on Blackboard on Wednesday, 4th November, from 4pm - 6pm. The Druid Academy is an exciting opportunity for students to connect with, and hear from, Druid practitioners working in the field across a large number of roles - from producing, directing, performance and playwrighting, to creative roles such as costume and set design, to administrative roles such as marketing and fundraising. Brian is the Producer at Druid. Originally from Cork, Brian moved to London in 2011 and worked as a freelance fringe producer as well as in the producing department at The Old Vic. Productions at The Old Vic include Girl from the North Country (also West End/Broadway), Groundhog Day the Musical (also Broadway), The Hairy Ape (also Park Avenue Armory, NY), 'Art' and A Christmas Carol (also Broadway).

Brian is Joint Artistic Director of Nightingale Productions in Galway with Claire Mullane, and Colton Theatre Company in Cork with Killian Collins. Producing credits for Nightingale include Victory (Theatre503, London) and Debris (Belltable, Limerick). Producing credits for Colton include This Lime Tree Bower’Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Damages (all at Cork Arts Theatre).


Brian is a graduate of UCC (Drama & Theatre Studies and English) and the Oxford School of Drama (Acting), and is a Stage One alumni.