Yvonne Coughlan, MA Theatre and Drama studies, UCC, founded her company RSVP (Red Sandstone Varied Productions) in 2006, and has co-created and directed; arts participatory projects in short film and theatre, site specific theatre projects, inter-disciplinary performances, festival installations and community arts events, since that time. She has had the pleasure of producing live performances, radio podcasts, and art films, with international creatives, and on location in England, Scotland, Greece, Poland, Norway and Australia. Prominent Cork heritage locations have also provided memorable settings for her work, such as Blackrock Castle, Fota House and Gardens, The Old Cork Waterworks; and Cork City Gaol, where the first RSVP production of Yvonne’s writing The Haunted History Tours, began in 2007. Though her heart lies with the artistic direction of the performer on screen or stage, she is also a film producer and casting director, with award winners like short film 3 Friends, an adaptation of the work of Colm Tobín, and art film The Other Woman Zizi's dream, among her music video, experimental film, and documentary film projects. She is the producer of annual Cork events the Cork Martial Arts Promotions (CMAP) awards ceremony, and McCarthy’s Community Talent Competition. Further positions held are production manager at promotional film production company VisitorFlix International, and Creative Producer with InFlightflix International, the Inflight destination video guide. She also volunteers as Cork South West co-ordinator with the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA.) Yvonne has often produced work for The Firkin Crane stage, and is honoured to be a member of the board at such a prestigious and well loved theatre. www.rsvpireland.net
Unique traits: Ability to see the big picture and roll with the changes and challenges. Limitless love of life, friendly, and open.
Masters Theatre and Drama
Bachelor of Arts-English and Computer Science
Certificate Humanities, Science and Society
University College Cork, Ireland.
Greenwich University, London, UK.