Co-Motion Media was established in 2016 but if the name seems familiar it’s because once upon a time there was Co-Motion Theatre Company, founded in 1985 by Joe O’Byrne and Declan Gorman. The original Co-Motion continued for ten years and made an enormous impact on the live theatre scene in Dublin and occasionally overseas. The founders went their separate ways in time to pursue individual careers. Now Joe and Declan have teamed up again to create the all new Co-Motion Media, an artist led platform for theatre, film and occasional publishing. In the initial period, the emphasis is firmly on live theatre again, and in its first 12 months, the company – without subsidy – staged a remarkable five shows.
Over the coming months this website will be upgraded to include biographies of the directors, further company information and also an archive link to the original Co-Motion Theatre Company, with rare archive images etc.. (To whet the appetite, one photo is published below of David Gorry and Sean Rocks in the world premiere of ‘Frank Pig Says Hello’ at the 1992 Dublin Theatre Festival.) You can also read about Co-Motion’s earlier repertoire on the Irish Playography site.
For now, the gallery and blogs on this website will concentrate on the recent work. Do enjoy a browse through the images of a very busy and productive first year, and don’t hesitate to contact us using the info on the Contact page if you have any queries.