Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jocelyn Clarke

Jocelyn Clarke (Dramaturg): is a freelance dramaturg and writer. Currently a creative advisor on the ScreenWriting programme at the National Film School in Ireland – as well as on the artistic staff of the Sundance Theatre Lab -he was the Commissioning and Literary Manager of the Abbey Theatre for four years, and lead theatre critic with The Sunday Tribune for nine years. He has taught dramaturgy and criticism at the Samuel Beckett Centre in Trinity College Dublin, at Dartington College of Arts, and at Columbia University.

He has written four adaptations for director Anne Bogart and the SITI Company – BOB adapted from interviews with director Robert Wilson, Alice’s Adventures UNDERGROUND from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures Underground, ROOM from the writings of Virginia Woolf, and SCORE, based on the writings of Leonard Bernstein. For the Blue Raincoat Theatre Company in Sligo, Ireland he has written adaptations of Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, and Through The Looking Glass; for The Ark, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s THE DAY I SWAPPED MY DAD FOR TWO GOLDFISH; for Corcadorca Theatre, two site-specific adaptations of William Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and THE TEMPEST; and for the Abbey Theatre, THE LITTLE DEER, THE CRIMSON FLY, AND THE SWAN CHILDREN.

He is currently working on an adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s THE THIRD POLICEMAN for the Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, which will premiere in fall 2007, as well as on FINN for Mabou Mines, which will premiere in fall 2008.