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Jen Coppinger



I am a producer for a number of artists and companies including, Kevin Barry, Paul Curley, TheEmergencyRoom, HotForTheatre, Kellie Hughes, Shane O’Reilly, Seán Mac Erlaine, Raymond Scannell, Dylan Tighe and United Fall. She has toured work extensively in Ireland and internationally.

I have worked in the arts in varying roles since 2000, working with the Abbey Theatre, City Arts Centre, Dublin Writers Festival, Irish Theatre Institute and Arts Audiences. In 2012 I became an Independent Producer creating relationships with a number of highly skilled and talented independent artists and companies in Ireland. Being a Research Fellow means I can concentrate on creating a sustainable structure for producing work long term.


Currently I am producing work in association with Cusack Projects Limited, Edinburgh International Festival, The Everyman Cork, Galway International Arts Festival, Priject Arts Centre and Poetry Ireland.

The projects that interest me are generally new writing, adaptations of prose or poetry and dance theatre. In the coming months I shall produce the world premiere of Laurent Gaudé’s Danse, Morob; Kevin Barry’s Autumn Royal and Paul Muldoon’s Incantata.

I have been awarded a bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland to enable time & space to research and develop the idea of an Irish Artsadmin. I will shadow, investigate and interview highly esteemed international producers & examine what makes their work successful to deepen my knowledge of producing work and to create a sustainable producing model for independent artists and companies.

I sit on the boards of RADE (Recovery through Art, Drama and Education) and NAYD (the National Association of Youth Drama) and Theatre Forum. I am the  Independent Producer in Residence at Rough Magic since 2013 and Manager of Rough Magic SEEDS programme mentoring five emerging theatre artists over the course of two years.

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See more detail on Jen's work in her CV here



Live Performance

Luck Just Kissed You Hello by Amy Conroy
National Tour, Ireland
November 1-27, 2016

Danse, Morob by Laurent Gaudé
Co-Directed by Olwen Fouéré and Emma Martin
Produced by TheEmergencyRoom and Project Arts Centre, as part of Project 50
January 12-28, 2017

Autumn Royal by Kevin Barry
Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin
Produced by Kevin Barry and The Everyman
January 26-February 23, 2017
The Everyman, Project Arts Centre and The Dock

Also working with:

Paul Curley on Bake!

HotForTheatre/Amy Conroy on Luck Just Kissed You Hello, Break, Eternal Rising of the Sun and I ♥ Alice ♥ I

Kellie Hughes on Death at Intervals

Raymond Scannell on Deep

TheEmergencyRoom/Olwen Fouéré on Lessness and riverrun

United Fall/Emma Martin Dance on Dancehall, Tundra and Dogs

Dylan Tighe on Wabi-Sabi Soul


See more detail on Jen's work in her CV here

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