Manager of Corcadorca departs the well known Cork theatre company after 17 years

Manager of Corcadorca departs the well known Cork theatre company after 17 years

Corcadorca Company Manager Fin Flynn pictured with Artistic Director Pat Kiernan at a celebration to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Corcadorca in 2016. Ms Flynn is departing Corcadorca after 17 years.  Picture: Darragh Kane

The Manager of one of Cork’s most innovative theatre company’s, Corcadorca, has announced her departure from the company after almost two decades. 

Fin Flynn has been Manager of Corcadorca for 17 years, working alongside Artistic Director Pat Kiernan. 

During this time, the company has built a reputation across Ireland, and beyond, for quality and innovation. 

Speaking about her departure from the company, Ms Flynn said it was a tough decision to move on. 

"It has been an honour to have worked with so many of Ireland’s most talented theatre artists, producing such ambitious work with them and creating unique experiences for audiences. 

"Corcadorca has staged some truly remarkable work and made a significant impact on the cultural landscape in Cork. "I am proud of the role I have played in achieving that. 

"It was a tough decision to move on from Corcadorca, but I felt now was the right time to look for a new challenge within the Arts and Cultural realm," she said. 

Over the years, Corcadorca has staged plays in Fitzgerald’s Park (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) the naval base at Haulbowline (Woyzeck), Cork’s decommissioned prison (The Same), and Spike Island (Far Away), to name a few.

The company’s most recent work involved community-reach performances – unique in Ireland during the pandemic - to ensure theatre remained alive in the city despite the Covid crisis closing down traditional venues.

Wishing Ms Flynn the best in her new ventures, Artistic Director Pat Kiernan said she will be greatly missed. 

"Fin has played a huge part in the history of Corcadorca. 

"She will be missed greatly not just by me but by all actors, designers and all who encountered her through her work with Corcadorca," he said. 

Board Chairperson Paul O’Donovan said Ms Flynn has made an "enormous personal and professional contribution to Corcadorca and to Irish theatre and will be greatly missed by the company."

The company will be actively recruiting in the near future and in the meantime, the transition process will be overseen by independent producer, Maura O’Keeffe.

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