Lecturer
Drama and Theatre Studies
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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F: +353 21 490 3000
E: B.Cronin@ucc.ie
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College Lecturer
Drama & Theatre
University College Cork

T: +353 21 490 4070
E: b.cronin@ucc.ie

Bernadette Cronin lectures in Drama & Theatre Studies at the School of Music and Theatre, University College Cork where she served as head of department from 2014 - 2015. She has a BA, an MA (adaptation - novel to film script) and the Higher Diploma in Education from UCC, a PhD (contemporary German language post-dramatic theatre) from the University of Exeter, a Diploma in Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and a Diploma in Translation (English/German) from City University London. She is a designated Linklater Voice Teacher for actors and a qualified yoga instructor (traditional Ashtanga). Her practice-as-research and teaching interests include the theory and practice of adaptation, collaborative process, Voice, and the theatre of Bertolt Brecht. She is a founder member of Gaitkrash Theatre Company. Recent performance collaborations include  Playing the Maids (Wales/Korea/Ireland/Singapore), a multi-disciplinary performance piece inspired by Jean Genet’s classic The Maids,which toured in Wales in 2015, and On an Island (Heir Island, West Cork, July 2017), a multi-media performance piece responding to Heir Island.

 

Research Interests

My research and teaching interests include the theory and practice of adaptation, actor training, contemporary German-language experimental theatre, the theatre of Bertolt Brecht, and performance practice-as-research. The latter research is conducted in the context of my performance work with Gaitkrash Theatre Company, of which I am a founder member.  My most recent international collaboration – Wales/Korea/Ireland/Singapore – went on tour in Wales in 2015. Playing the Maids is a multi-disciplinary performance piece inspired by Jean Genet’s classic The Maids.


Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2015)'Somaticatica: Embodied Adventures in and out of the Irish Countryside'
Bernadette Cronin, Jools Gilson & Roisin O'Gorman (2015) 'Somaticatica: Embodied Adventures in and out of the Irish Countryside' In: Alexander, K, Garrett Brown, N. & Whatley, S (eds). Attending to movement: Somatic perspectives on living in this world. Axminster, UK: Triarchy Press. [Details]
(2005)'Benjamin and Beckett: Porosity, Pain, Jetztzeit and Play, A Performer's Perspective'
Cronin Bernadette; (2005) 'Benjamin and Beckett: Porosity, Pain, Jetztzeit and Play, A Performer's Perspective' In: Sprache - Text - Bildung, Essays in Honour of Beate Dreike. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2006)''dreadfully un-...': the female subject in the late plays of Samuel Beckett and in Ingeborg Bachmann's novel Malina'
Bernadette Cronin (2006) ''dreadfully un-...': the female subject in the late plays of Samuel Beckett and in Ingeborg Bachmann's novel Malina' In: Bernadette Cronin, Caitriona Leahy (eds). Re-Acting to Ingeborg Bachmann - New Essays and Performances. Wuerzburg: Koenigshausen & Neumann. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2017)Adaptation as a Collaborative Art, Process and Practice
Bernadette Cronin, Rachel MagShamhráin, Nikolai Preuschoff (Ed.). (2017) Adaptation as a Collaborative Art, Process and Practice Springer International Publish AG, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2005)Training Manual for Theatre Work in Social Fields
Cronin, Bernadette, Roth Sieglinde, and Wrentschur Michael (Ed.). (2005) Training Manual for Theatre Work in Social Fields Training Manual for Theatre Work in Social Fields. Frankfurt am Main: Brandes & Apsel. [Details]
(2006)Re-Acting to Ingeborg Bachmann - New Essays and Performances (With CD and DVD)
Cronin, Bernadette and Leahy, Caitriona (Ed.). (2006) Re-Acting to Ingeborg Bachmann - New Essays and Performances (With CD and DVD) Re-Acting to Ingeborg Bachmann - New Essays and Performances (With CD and DVD). Wuerzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2012)'POLA: Adaptation as Process and Product'
Bernadette Cronin (2012) 'POLA: Adaptation as Process and Product'. Germanistik In Ireland, 7 :149-163 [Details]
(2008)'Post-memory and the holocaust: `Auf der Suche nach Jakob/Searching for Jacob/Szukajac Jakuba' - A project against forgetting'
Cronin, Bernadette; (2008) 'Post-memory and the holocaust: `Auf der Suche nach Jakob/Searching for Jacob/Szukajac Jakuba' - A project against forgetting'. CONTEMPORARY THEATRE REVIEW, 18 (2):208-218 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'The Cabinet of Curiosities: Objects as Compositions'
Cronin, Bernadette; (2008) 'The Cabinet of Curiosities: Objects as Compositions'. Platform Electronic Journal, Objects of Engagement, 3 (2) [Details]
(2007)'Taking it to the Streets - Corcadorca's Woyzeck'
Cronin, Bernadette; (2007) 'Taking it to the Streets - Corcadorca's Woyzeck'. Irish Theatre Magazine, 7 (32) [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2016)Yoga and Actor training, by Dorinda Hulton and Maria Kapsali, DVD.
Bernadette Cronin (2016) Yoga and Actor training, by Dorinda Hulton and Maria Kapsali, DVD. Routledge Taylor & Francis, London. [Details]
(2015)Eine wichtige Studie über den 'Jasager'.
Bernadette Cronin (2015) Eine wichtige Studie über den 'Jasager'. Wissner Verlag, Augsburg. [Details]

Performances

YearPublication
(2015)Playing the Maids.
Phillip Zarrilli, Kaite O'Reilly (2015) Playing the Maids. Wales: Performances [Details]
(2014)Playing the Maids, Preview.
Phillip Zarrilli, Kaite O'Reilly (2014) Playing the Maids, Preview. Cork: Performances [Details]
(2013)Cabinet of Curiosities.
Bernadette Cronin, Regina Crowley, Mick O'Shea (2013) Cabinet of Curiosities. Cork: Performances [Details]
(2013)Beckett on Barracka.
Bernadette Cronin, Regina Crowley, Mick O'Shea (2013) Beckett on Barracka. Mr. Bradley's Bar, Barrack St: Performances [Details]
(2012)Beckett at the Half Moon.
Bernadette Cronin, Regina Crowley, Mick O'Shea (2012) Beckett at the Half Moon. Half Moon Theatre: Performances [Details]
(2011)Mary and Lizzie (Frank McGuinness).
Bernadette Cronin, Ger Fitzgibbon (2011) Mary and Lizzie (Frank McGuinness). Performances [Details]
(2010)Pimping the Maids.
Bernadette Cronin, Regina Crowley, Mick O'Shea (2010) Pimping the Maids. Cork: Performances [Details]
(2010)Fear and Misery in the Third Reich (Bertolt Brecht).
Bernadette Cronin, Ger Fitzgibbon (2010) Fear and Misery in the Third Reich (Bertolt Brecht). Performances [Details]
(2009)Cabinet of Curiosities.
Bernadette Cronin, Regina Crowley, Mick O'Shea (2009) Cabinet of Curiosities. Cork: Performances [Details]
(2008)The Possibilities (Howard Barker).
Bernadette Cronin, Róisín O'Gorman ; (2008) The Possibilities (Howard Barker). Performances [Details]
(2007)Machinal (Treadwell), Granary Theatre Cork.
Bernadette Cronin, Bernadette Sweeney (2007) Machinal (Treadwell), Granary Theatre Cork. Granary Theatre Cork: Performances [Details]
(2007)Feeling Spaces A collaborative Performance project.
Bernadette Cronin; (2007) Feeling Spaces A collaborative Performance project. St Petersburg, Russia: Performances [Details]
(2007)The Cabinet of Curiosities.
Bernadette Cronin, Mick O'Shea, Regina Crowley; (2007) The Cabinet of Curiosities. Platform Artists Series, Granary Theatre, Cork (April 2006), Granary Studio (November, 2006), Impact: Performances [Details]
(2006)Cabinet of Curiosities.
Bernadette Cronin, Regina Crowley, Mick O'Shea (2006) Cabinet of Curiosities. Limerick: Performances [Details]
(2005)The Maids (Jean Genet).
Bernadette Cronin; (2005) The Maids (Jean Genet). Graz, Austria: Performances [Details]
(2007)Earthangel (part one of a trilogy).
Bernadette Cronin; (2007) Earthangel (part one of a trilogy). Cork Institute of Technology Arts Festival, Stack Theatre, CSM, November, 2007, Cork Midsummer Festi: Performances [Details]
(2006)Mina Harker (Dracula), Lighthouse Theatre Company, Cork.
Bernadette Cronin; (2006) Mina Harker (Dracula), Lighthouse Theatre Company, Cork. Cork: Performances [Details]
(2006)Cabinet of Curiosities scripted and performed by GAITKRASH theatre co.
Bernadette Cronin, Regina Crowley and Mick O¿Shea; (2006) Cabinet of Curiosities scripted and performed by GAITKRASH theatre co. Performances [Details]
(2004)W1 (Play) and May (Footfalls), in extension of the Beckett Project in Ireland.
Bernadette Cronin; (2004) W1 (Play) and May (Footfalls), in extension of the Beckett Project in Ireland. Granary Theatre, Cork: Performances [Details]
(2003)Voyage to the Moon scripted and performed together with Jackdaw Theatre Company.
Bernadette Cronin; (2003) Voyage to the Moon scripted and performed together with Jackdaw Theatre Company. Performances [Details]
(2003)Voyage to the Moon (devised theatre): Jackdaw Theatre Company, Crawford Museum Lecture Theatre, Cork.
Bernadette Cronin; (2003) Voyage to the Moon (devised theatre): Jackdaw Theatre Company, Crawford Museum Lecture Theatre, Cork. Performances [Details]
(2002)he Bridge, The Vulture in Sleepwalking (adaptation of Kafka's shorter prose pieces).
Bernadette Cronin; (2002) he Bridge, The Vulture in Sleepwalking (adaptation of Kafka's shorter prose pieces). Cork: Performances [Details]
(2001)Anna in Marber's Closer.
Bernadette Cronin; (2001) Anna in Marber's Closer. Cork: Performances [Details]
(2001)Judith in The Unforseen Consequences of a Patriotic Act (and other female roles from The Possibilities) by Howard Barker:.
Bernadette Cronin; (2001) Judith in The Unforseen Consequences of a Patriotic Act (and other female roles from The Possibilities) by Howard Barker:. Cork: Performances [Details]
(2004)Performance Project: BÄRLIN.
Manfred Schewe / Bernadette Cronin (2004) Performance Project: BÄRLIN. University College Cork: Performances [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Actors Equity Ireland member/
GAITKRASH Theatre company Performance Maker/

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2005Award for edited collection publication (Re-Acting to Ingeborg Bachmann - New Essays and Performances with CD and DVD) Arts Faculty Research Committee
2004The Beckett Project in Ireland President's Office UCC, Arts Faculty UCC, Granary theatre UCC, Board of DTS UCC, Cork City Council, RTE, Dept. English, UCC respectively
2004750 Euro for the Ingeborg Bachmann Conference, Trinity College Dublin Austrian Embassy, Dublin
2002400 Euro For the reading tour (UCC, UCG, UCD, UCL and University College Maynooth) by the Berlin author, Lutz Rathenow, Goethe Institut, Dublin
2004Requisite funding to bring a bi-lingual international exhibition on the Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann to UCC Austrian Embassy, Dublin
2005Funding for publication of A Training Manual for Theatre Work in Social Fields with appended CD European Commission, Sokrates-Programm GRUNDTVIGEuropean Commission, Sokrates-Programm GRUNDTVIG
2005Funding for publication of A Training Manual for Theatre Work in Social Fields with appended CD European Commission, Sokrates-Programm GRUNDTVIGEuropean Commission, Sokrates-Programm GRUNDTVIG

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2016)Conversations on Collaborations,
Bernadette Cronin; (2016) Irish Society For Theatre Research at WIT 2016. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conversations on Collaborations, Waterford Institute of Technology , 22-APR-16 - 23-APR-16. [Details]
(2014)Process & Practice: Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art,
Donna Alexander, Bernadette Cronin, Rachel MagShamhráin, Nikolai Preuschoff (2014) Key-Notes: Thomas Leitch (Delaware) and Judith Buchanan (York) John Banville will speak in interview about adaptation in the context of his work. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Process & Practice: Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art, UCC, Ireland , 03-OCT-14 - 04-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)Consciousness and Cognition: Theatre Practice and Performance,
Bernadette Cronin; (2014) Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference 2014. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Consciousness and Cognition: Theatre Practice and Performance, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)Consciousness and Cognition: Theatre Practice and Performance,
Bernadette Cronin; (2014) Consciousness, the Psychophysical Actor and Performing 'Footfalls' by Samuel Beckett. [Oral Presentation], Consciousness and Cognition: Theatre Practice and Performance, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)Process and Practice: Adaptation considered as a Collaborative Art,
Bernadette Cronin; (2014) 'Playing the Maids': Playing with Adaptive Possibilities - an International Collaboration. [Oral Presentation], Process and Practice: Adaptation considered as a Collaborative Art, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)Our Bodies - Whose Property? A Transdisciplinary Thinkery on the Body,
Bernadette Cronin; (2014) Responding to a panel on 'Interconnected and Disciplined Bodies'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Our Bodies - Whose Property? A Transdisciplinary Thinkery on the Body, University College Corn . [Details]
(2013)Theatre at the Crossroads of Language and Genre,
Bernadette Cronin; (2013) The Maids - Translation, Adaptation and the Politics of Cultural Capital. [Oral Presentation], Theatre at the Crossroads of Language and Genre, University of Warwick, UK . [Details]
(2012)Irish Society for Theatre Research 2012,
Bernadette Cronin (2012) 'Beckett at the Factory': Reflections on a Practice-as-Research Project. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society for Theatre Research 2012, National University of Ireland Galway . [Details]
(2011)Postdramatic Theatre as/or Political Theatre - Representation, Mediatisation and Advanced Capitalism,
Bernadette Cronin (2011) Postdramatic Theatre and Representing the Holocaust in the 21st Century. [Oral Presentation], Postdramatic Theatre as/or Political Theatre - Representation, Mediatisation and Advanced Capitalism, University of London . [Details]
(2009)German Department Research Seminar Series, University College Cork,
Bernadette Cronin (2009) 'Pola': Postdramatic Theatre and the Holocaust - Performing the Literary Text/the Literary Text as Performer. [Invited Oral Presentation], German Department Research Seminar Series, University College Cork, University College Cork . [Details]
(2008)Postgraduate Research Seminar, University of Exeter,
Bernadette Cronin (2008) 'Theatre as Witness: 'Speaking Stones' in the underground Roman Caves of Wagna, Austria. [Invited Oral Presentation], Postgraduate Research Seminar, University of Exeter, University of Exeter, UK . [Details]
(2008)Objects of Engagement,
Bernadette Cronin (2008) 'Cabinet of Curiosities': Objects as Compositions. [Oral Presentation], Objects of Engagement, Royal Holloway, University of London . [Details]
(2008)Royal Holloway, University of London, Objects of Engagement Conference,
Bernadette Cronin; (2008) 'Cabinet of Curiosities: Objects as Compositions'. [Oral Presentation], Royal Holloway, University of London, Objects of Engagement Conference, London , 12-JUN-08 - 12-JUN-08. [Details]
(2004)Ingeborg Bachmann Conference, Trinity College Dublin,
Bernadette Cronin; (2004) Bachmann, Beckett and Bejamin: 'On the edge of breath'. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Ingeborg Bachmann Conference, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin , 30-APR-04 - 01-MAY-04. [Details]
(2004)Trinity College Dublin, Ingeborg Bachmann Conference,
Bernadette Cronin; (2004) Ingeborg Bachmann Conference to mark 30th Anniversary of the writer's death. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Trinity College Dublin, Ingeborg Bachmann Conference, Dublin , 01-MAY-04 - 01-MAY-04. [Details]
(2004)Towards a Definition of Theatre in Social Fields,
Manfred Schewe/Bernadette Cronin (2004) Contribution to 2nd partner conference on Theatre in Social Fields. [Invited Oral Presentation], Towards a Definition of Theatre in Social Fields, Berlin , 02-DEC-04 - 05-DEC-04. [Details]
(2003)Drama and Theatre in the Teaching and Learning of Language, Literature and Culture,
Bernadette Cronin (2003) 'In Search of Jacob': Two Cultural Perspectives on a very Austrian Theme. [Oral Presentation], Drama and Theatre in the Teaching and Learning of Language, Literature and Culture, University College Cork . [Details]
(2003)Perforum, Drama & Theatre Studies, UCC, Research Forum,
Bernadette Cronin; (2003) Beckett, Benjamin and Paul Klee: Reflections on a Performance of 'Play'. [Oral Presentation], Perforum, Drama & Theatre Studies, UCC, Research Forum, Granary Studio, Perforum Series, University College Cork , 01-APR-03 - 01-APR-03. [Details]
(2001)Interdisciplinary Conference in Cross-Currents in Literature, Film and Visual Arts,
Bernadette Cronin (2001) The City, the body and the Text. [Oral Presentation], Interdisciplinary Conference in Cross-Currents in Literature, Film and Visual Arts, University College Cork . [Details]
(2000)NEMLA Conference,
Bernadette Cronin (2000) Memory and Melancholia in the writings of Ingeborg Bachmann and Marlen Haushofer. [Oral Presentation], NEMLA Conference, Buffalo, New York State . [Details]
(1999)Interdisciplinary Conference in Cross-Currents in Literature, Film and Visual Arts,
Bernadette Cronin (1999) Messianic Time in the Writings of Walter Benjamin and Ingeborg Bachmann. [Oral Presentation], Interdisciplinary Conference in Cross-Currents in Literature, Film and Visual Arts, University College Cork . [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer for Drama and Theatre Studies01-SEP-06 /
University College Cork College Language Teacher for German01-JAN-94 / 01-JAN-07

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Dutch FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
Italian FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
German FluentFluentFluent

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2000Institute of Linguists Eductational Trust DiplomaTrans.
1996University College Cork M.A.
1991University College Cork H.Dip.Ed.
1986University College Cork B.A.
2010University of Exeter PhDDrama and Theatre
1984London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art DiplomaActing

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Scenario - Drama And Theatre In Language Education Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Direction:


2007        (with B. Sweeney) Machinal  (Treadwell), Granary Theatre Cork. (T)

2008        (with Róisín O’Gorman The Possibilities (Howard Barker) Granary Theatre Cork (T)

Dramaturgy/Translation:


2009    Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh – Invitation to be a panellist on post-show discussion Collaboration with Bäbel Jogschies, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin (T)


2007    Feeling Spaces  A collaborative Performance project subsidized by Chisendale


dance studio, London with Martin Welton (QMU, London), Klaus Seewald (Theater Asou, Graz), with invitation to Body Navigation Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia. (RP)


2005    The Maids (Genet), Theater Asou production of (22nd September – 1st October 2005), Kristallwerk, Graz, Austria, (dir.Phillip Zarrilli). (RP/PP)


 

Teaching Interests

Bernadette Cronin teaches Adaptation to final year performance practice undergraduate students. She also teaches voice work for actors, and 20th century European Drama to second year students, and 20th and 21st century approaches to Actor Training to first year students. She is interested in exploring the application of yoga to actor training and this informs her teaching in the area of performance practice. She has taught advanced theatre practice on the taught MA programme, and She supervises M Res and PhD candidates in the areas of actor training, European theatre and performance making, and dance/physical theatre.

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Rogers Jennifer Gabriel Doctoral Degree
Moya Pavon Maria Inmaculada Doctoral Degree
Klich Patricia Doctoral Degree
Walsh Scotty Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Theories of Theatre and Performance DR1008Theories of Theatre and Performance
2018Special Studies in Theatre Production DR3009Special Studies in Theatre Production
2018Final Year Project DR3013Final Year Project
2018Theatre and Performance Practice III DR3011Theatre and Performance Practice III
2018Practical Study DR2007Practical Study
2018Special Studies in Theatre Practice DR3006Special Studies in Theatre Practice
2018Texts and Contexts II, Contemporary Theatre DR2002Texts and Contexts II, Contemporary Theatre

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr Rachel Magshamhrain UCCIRELAND
Nikolai Preuschoff University College CorkIRELAND
Dr. Marie Kelly UCCIRELAND
Mick O'Shea UCCIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Professor Phillip Zarrilli University of Exeter / Llanarth Group WalesUNITED KINGDOM
Jeungsook Yoo, Sunhee Kim Theatre P'YutKOREA
Regina Crowley Cork Institute of TechnologyIRELAND