Freelancers’ Directory

It can often be difficult to find practitioners and consultants for short-term projects, so we’ve developed a Freelancers’ Directory to connect employers with industry professionals.

TheatreNI members can advertise their skills through this platform. It is open to all types of practitioners and consultants with a theatre and performing arts focus. If you would like to join the directory, become a TheatreNI member.

TheatreNI does not endorse any individuals. It is the responsibility of any employer to check an individual’s references and to complete any relevant vetting requirements.

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  • Aine Goodman

    Area of Expertise

    PR and Marketing

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast

    Role

    • Operational team

    Training

    SQA HND Marketing
    2:1 Bsc Retail, Marketing and Customer Service Management

    Previous Employers

    Flow Studio Belfast (current employer, Yoga teacher)
    United Colors of Benetton
    Oasis Fashion

    Previous Notable Work

    Rumour Mill PR, Grainne Maher and Harriott Communications. I have also volunteered at various events.

    Contact Details

    075 1314 0220 / 028 9094 5370
  • Andrea Grimason

    Area of Expertise

    My area of expertise is in creating challenging and engaging theatre that encompasses all abilities and often ages, writing and developing new work with a passion for physical theatre.

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Down

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team

    Training

    B.Ed (Hons) Dramatic Art with English – Queen’s University
    MA Arts in the Community – Queen’s University

    Previous Employers

    New-Bridge Integrated College – Head of Drama
    NICIE – Professional Associate – Drama
    Crescent Arts Centre – Youth Theatre Director
    National Student Drama Festival – Assessor and Workshop Facilitator

    Previous Notable Work

    Director and founder of ‘NittyGritty’ Integrated Schools Theatre Company – writer of three new plays in which company performed – ‘Lessons in Life’, ‘Delicates’ and ‘Mixed Emotions’
    Director of Crescent Arts Youth Theatre – past productions include ‘Hood’ National Theatre Connections project

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    028 4483 0476
  • Anna Leckey

    Area of Expertise

    Actor, Theatre Maker, Deviser, Drama Facilitator for children

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Down

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team

    Age Range

    Early years, Primary, Post-Primary

    Training

    First Class BAHons Drama and Performance Studies LSBU
    DipLCM Musical Theatre
    DipLCM Speech and Drama
    ALCM Speech and Drama (result pending)

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07904110032
  • Benjamin Gould

    Area of Expertise

    Actor (Specialist in physical theatre, comedy, mask, very good verse speaker and deviser. Classically trained.) Director (Naturalistic theatre, physical theatre, comedy, pantomime, mask and classical theatre. I have a flare for textual interpretation.) Playwright (Comedy).

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Production Team

    Age Range

    Primary, Post-Primary, Adults, Older People

    Training

    MA Professional Acting - The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in Association with the University of Greenwich.
    Commedia dell'Arte – Trained with Fraternal Compagnia (Bologna, Italy), Carlo Boso (AIDAS, Paris), Didi Hopkins (National Theatre, London).
    BA (Hons) Drama 1st Class - Liverpool Hope University

    Previous Employers

    Commedia of Errors Theatre Company
    The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
    Belfast Metropolitan College
    Primary and Secondary schools

    Previous Notable Work

    I am the Artistic Director and founder of Commedia of Errors Theatre Company and have written, directed and produced two shows for the company, playing in London, Northern Ireland and Italy.

    Contact Details

    078 4716 9383
  • Caoileann Curry-Thompson

    Area of Expertise

    Dramaturgy, Directing, Script Development, Teaching/tutoring, Writing

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Down

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Other

    Age Range

    All

    Training

    PhD on the Theatre of Stewart Parker – Queen's University Belfast
    MA in Irish Theatre and Culture (Distinction) – Queen's University
    Belfast BA (Hons) Theatre Studies with English – Trinity College Dublin

    Previous Employers

    Lyric Theatre (DSM/ASM) Dubbeljoint (SM)
    Prime Cut (ASM)
    Belfast Festival at Queen's (SM)
    Queen's University (tutor)
    Theatre Chipping Norton (Dramaturge)

    Previous Notable Work

    Dramaturge – Theatre Chipping Norton (2016)
    Graduate Student and tutor – Queen's University (2007-12)
    Stage Manager – Creation Theatre Oxford (2006)
    DSM/ASM – Lyric Theatre (2003-2005)
    SM – Dubbeljoint (2003)

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07876087125
  • Caoimhe McNulty

    Area of Expertise

    Stage management, prop making, production assistant, wardrobe assistant.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Production Team

    Age Range

    Early years, Primary, Post-Primary, Adults, Older People

    Training

    BA Hons Film and Media Studies (2:1), Registered Chaperone, First Aider.

    Previous Employers

    Derry Playhouse Theatre, Blue Eagle Productions, Actors Company

    Previous Notable Work

    Josef Locke: A Grand Adventure, Crows on the Wire, Walking to the Ark, Three Monolgues, Bunny’s Vendetta, Playhouse Jazz Festival Speakeasy.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07791338771
  • Carol Moore

    Area of Expertise

    Youth Facilitation, Directing, Script Development, Video Production.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Operational team

    Age Range

    Post-Primary, Adults, Older People

    Training

    B.ED in Drama with English
    Masters in Irish Studies
    National Film School (7 week documentary training)

    Previous Employers

    BBC, UTV, Lyric, Kabosh, Tinderbox, Rough Magic & Charabanc theatre companies, Youth Council of NI, MuseumsNI, The Cooperative Movement

    Previous Notable Work

    30 years acting experience
    Site-specific (Kabosh)
    Directing (Lyric)
    Director (Feature – ‘Pump Girl’ & short documentaries)
    Designer/Lead Facilitator (Youth Drama Project)
    Design/Development (Lyric Creative Learning)
    Co-Artistic Director/Actress (Charabanc)

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    077 8642 3131
  • Charmaine McBride

    Area of Expertise

    I work using drama and movement as tools to devise issue based theatre. I like to use physical theatre to tell stories.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators

    Age Range

    I work with all ages, from Primary, Post Primary, Adults and Older People.

    Training

    BA HONS Degree in Drama and Sociology
    Internship with international Artist Hector Aristizabal in Forum Theatre
    Theatre Witness Course with Artist Teya Sepinuck
    Interchange Training weekend with Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

    Previous Employers

    The MAC, Artscare, Wheelworks, Ulster Museum, Kaleidoscope, Belfast City Council, Banbridge District Council, SELB, Headway.

    Previous Notable Work

    I worked on an intergenerational project with a composer devising an Opera in four days in association with NMNI.
    I worked with young people from the RED CROSS to devise a piece of theatre on Human Trafficking.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    077 4966 9272
  • Christine Boyle

    Area of Expertise

    Costume design, making, project management. Costume supervision. Recruiting small teams of makers for various projects.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Creative Team

    Age Range

    All ranges, all abilities

    Training

    BA Hons Fashion & Textile Design
    Foundation course Art & Design (Ulster University)

    Previous Employers

    Aria Clothing Ltd Fashion Belfast
    BEAT Carnival Freelance costume designer/maker
    CAP Artnership in area of trash fashion
    Fire and Blood Productions: Game of Thrones
    C21 Theatre Company
    Bruiser Theatre Company
    Belfast Met, Titanic

    Previous Notable Work

    Season 1-4 Game of Thrones - Principal Costume Maker
    Bruiser ‘Cabaret’ - Costume Designer & Supervisor 2014
    Series 2 Contestant on Great Interior Design Challenge 2014
    Return of Colmcille, UK City of Culture Derry – Costume Supervisor 2013
    Journey to the Land of Giants – Costume Designer 2012
    Land of Giants – Costume Supervisor 2012

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    077 9548 1246
  • Claire Shepherd

    Area of Expertise

    Freelance Stage Manager/ DSM/ ASM. Experienced in all styles and genres of theatre especially within Children's and Youth Theatre, having worked in these for 10+ years.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Production Team

    Age Range

    All

    Training

    Professional Stage Management at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

    Previous Employers

    NI: Young at Art, Prime Cut, Cahoots NI, Aisling Ghéar
    GB: Polka Theatre, London, Definitely Theatre, London, 360 Ents, London.

    Previous Notable Work

    Lullaby: Crescent Arts Centre
    God of Carnage: The MAC
    Makaronik: Irish Tour
    Egg: NI Schools Tour, GB Tour
    Minotaur, The Odyssey, Tea Time, Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play: Polka Theatre
    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Kensington Palace Gardens

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    078 1390 6167
  • Conan McIvor

    Area of Expertise

    Video Designer, Director, AV Technician, Video Documetation, Production Management, Seminar Leader, Workshop Facilitator and Tutor.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Production Team

    Age Range

    Early years, Primary, Post-Primary, Adults, Older People (All ages)

    Training

    BSc (Hons) Interactive Multimedia Design - University of Ulster
    MA Film and Visual Studies - Queen's University Belfast

    Previous Employers

    Kabosh, Tinderbox, Replay, Accidental, Dumbworld, Lyric Drama Studio, Theatreofpluck, Tall Tales, Create Ireland, Open University, Queen's University Belfast

    Previous Notable Work

    Video designer for over 20 professional productions including: Lally the Scut (Tinderbox, 2015), The Kitchen, the Bedroom and the Grave (Accidental Theatre, 2014), Planet Belfast (Tinderbox, 2013), Marianne Dreams (Replay, 2012).

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07752266649
  • Emily DeDakis

    Area of Expertise

    Dramaturgy, text generation and script development for plays, including traditional staged, immersive/interactive, dance and verbatim theatre work.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Production Team
    • Operational team
    • Other

    Age Range

    All

    Training

    BBC Performing Arts Fund – Dramaturgy Fellowships (2014 & 2015)
    PhD & MA Creative Writing – Queen’s University Belfast
    BA History & English literature – Tulane University; New Orleans, LA

    Previous Employers

    Accidental Theatre, Belfast (Literary Manager & Dramaturg), Capital Fringe, Washington, D.C. (Venue Manager / Box Office),
    New Writing South, Brighton (Script reader), Queen’s University, Belfast (Creative writing tutor).

    Previous Notable Work

    The Dutiful Wife (OfftheRails 2015) – Verbatim dance theatre
    The Lost Martini (Accidental 2015) – Immersive, interactive play
    The Kitchen, the Bedroom, and the Grave (Accidental 2014) – Multimedia stage play; winner of Stewart Parker Trust BBC Radio Drama Award

    Contact Details

    078 7117 8805
  • Fionnuala Kennedy

    Area of Expertise

    Drama facilitation, directing, writing.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team

    Age Range

    Post-Primary, Adults, Older People

    Training

    HND Performing Arts at BIFHE.
    Have produced my own work, and have worked in professional theatre for almost 8 years.

    Previous Employers

    Kabosh Theatre Company, Tinderbox Theatre Company

    Previous Notable Work

    Drama facilitation for Tinderbox & Kabosh.
    Creative writing for QUB School of English project.
    Directing for Kabosh Theatre Company.
    Independent director & writer.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    079 3373 4990
  • Gemma Walker

    Area of Expertise

    8 years professional experience - Disability, Youth Facilitation, Directing, Physical Theatre, Devising, Actor training (Meisner Technique), Street Theatre, Performance Poetry.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Other

    Age Range

    All ages and abilities

    Training

    BA (Hons) Drama and English (University of Birmingham)
    Acting training with Impulse Company (London and New York 2013-2015)

    Previous Employers

    Big Telly Theatre Co, Kabosh, Waterside Theatre, Playhouse, Blue Eagle, Sole Purpose, Western Education and Library Board, In Your Space

    Previous Notable Work

    Big Telly’s Spring Chickens Intergenerational Programme (Facilitator/Director)
    Return of Colmcille (Assistant Director)
    Ulidian Youth Drama Group, Derry (Artistic Director)
    Various tours with Blue Eagle and Sole purpose (Actor)

    Contact Details

    078 4327 4700
  • Helen Di Duca

    Area of Expertise

    Marketing, Communications and Social Media

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Operational team

    Training

    MA ARTS MANAGEMENT: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama 2012 - 2014

    BA (HONS) DANCE: Cardiff Metropolitan University 2008 - 2011

    KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE: NSPCC - (15/10/15)

    WELFARE OF UNDER 18’S: BBC Academy - (15/04/15)

    CONFLICT OF INTEREST: BBC Academy - (15/04/15)

    CHILD PROTECTION: NSCPCC - (05/02/15)

    DEMENTIA FRIENDS CHAMPION TRAINING: Alzheimer’s Society - (19/01/15)

    EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK: St John’s Ambulance - (01/11/12)

    Previous Employers

    MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION LEAD: Earthfall/ Cardiff / 2015 – 2016

    EDUCATION & PARTICIPATION LEAD: Earthfall / Cardiff / 2012 -2015

    COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT: Northern School of Contemporary Dance / Leeds / 2012- 2012

    Freelance Employment:

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Be Aware Productions / Cardiff / Present

    PROJECT PRODUCER: Arts Active / Cardiff / Mar – Sep 2016

    SOCIAL MEDIA: Bombastic/ Cardiff / Feb - Aug 2016

    MARKETING MANAGER: Moment(o)s of Leaving / Cardiff / Jan- Mar 2016

    Contact Details

    07709811221
  • James C McFetridge

    Area of Expertise

    Lighting Design

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Creative Team

    Training

    M.A. Contemporary Theatre Practice - Lancaster University
    B.A. (Hons) Theatre Studies - University of Ulster

    Previous Employers

    Lyric Theatre, Bruiser, GBL, KIC, Raw Life, Big Telly, Kabosh, Cahoots, Ransom, C21, Green Shoot, Aisling Ghear, Echo Echo, UAYD, YMT:UK, Tinderbox

    Previous Notable Work

    Stones In His Pockets – West End, Broadway, UK Tour, US Tour, World Tour
    Alone It Stands – West End
    Brendan at the Chelsea – Acorn Theatre, New York
    A Night in November – Australian Tour

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    077 6195 6877
  • Janice Kernoghan

    Area of Expertise

    Specialise in theatre for young audiences, and specifically young audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Operational team

    Age Range

    Early years, Primary, Post-Primary, Adults

    Training

    MA Drama and Performance Studies, Queen’s University Belfast
    BA (Hons) Theatre Studies, Trinity College University of Wales
    Various ongoing training undertaken on a regular basis

    Previous Employers

    Replay Theatre Company (Current, permanent), Bruiser Theatre Company, Stage Beyond, Newtownabbey Borough Council, Barnardos.

    Previous Notable Work

    Currently Special Educational Needs Coordinator at Replay Theatre Company, leading Replay’s work for audiences with varying levels of disability. Directed LIFEBOAT, CLOSER, SNOOZLE & THE LULLABUGS. Performed in BLISS, miniBLISS, THE GREAT STORY QUEST.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    077 3443 2688
  • Jen Shepherd

    Area of Expertise

    Production Management
    Touring Production Management
    Project Management

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Operational team

    Age Range

    All ages

    Training

    BA (Hons) Theatre Studies: Stage Management – Welsh College of Music and Drama
    First Aid at work
    Risk Assessments

    Previous Employers

    Freelance in NI: Replay, Prime Cut, Tinderbox, Kabosh, the Lyric Theatre & Ciaran Bagnall Design
    In England: Watermill Theatre, Propeller

    Previous Notable Work

    Project Producer - Tinderbox
    Project Manager - world’s first BabyDay
    Designer - TiNY, with Replay
    Production Manager - The Conquest of Happiness with Prime Cut, Belfast & East West, Sarajevo

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07792103699
  • Jennifer Goddard

    Area of Expertise

    I have extensive experience in issue-based drama with communities and schools. I specialise in disability, youth facilitation and early-years, directing community productions and carrying out trainer-training, consultancy, assessments and research.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Other

    Age Range

    Babies, Early years, Primary, Post-Primary, Young People, Adults, Older People

    Training

    BA (Drama and Theatre Studies), MA (Theatre for Development), Post-graduate Diploma (Arts Management), PhD (current studies - Drama and Disability), additional training in playwork, youth arts, early years

    Previous Employers

    Open Arts (OA), The MAC, Queen’s University, Replay Theatre Company, CAP, Arts Council NI, Winchester University, Hampshire CC, Dundee University.

    Previous Notable Work

    Performances: From Sea to Sky (OA), Tin Soldier, Raising Voices (IncSpot), Dumb Waiter, Chairs (TheatreInc); Projects: Babies Love MAC (The MAC), YP in care (Hampshire CC); Research: Moomsteatern (Sweden), Dementia, Rural (CAP).

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07952 031128
  • Jessica Samoy Plunkett

    Area of Expertise

    Facilitation for young people (3-18 years), disability arts, improvisation, movement, yoga

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Down

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Other

    Age Range

    Early years, Primary, Post-Primary, Adults, Older People

    Training

    MA Drama and performance: interdisciplinary arts from Queens University,
    BA Theatre Arts with a minor in contemporary leadership from the University of Arizona.
    Improvisation training from Upright Citizens Brigade Los Angeles

    Previous Employers

    Lyric Theatre NI, Open Arts, Bright Young Things, Brain Injury Matters, Prime Cut

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07516071171
  • Joanne Conere

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Facilitators

    Contact Details

    079 1222 6682
  • Joshua Cuddy

    Area of Expertise

    Community and youth theatre, Directing, Stage Management, SFX & Theatrical makeup design, Graphic Design, Actor & Singer (Classical & Musical Theatre).

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Production Team
    • Other

    Age Range

    Primary, Post-Primary, Adults, Older People

    Training

    13 years in amateur theatre & 5 years in professional theatre

    Previous Employers

    CRIAC Theatre
    Bardic Theatre
    Premier Theatrical Productions
    Dunganon & South Tyrone Borough Council
    Midulster Council
    Castle Hill Theatre Group
    SD Entertainment

    Previous Notable Work

    Dancing at Lughnasa - N.I. Tour
    11 years of Halloween Events (Performance & Design)
    Black Comedy (Director)
    Affluence (SM)

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    075 1105 1738
  • Julie Alderdice

    Area of Expertise

    I am a professional actress and currently Youth Theatre Director at Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey. I teach acting and direct all end of term productions. I teach LAMDA exams for Acting, Musical Theatre and Verse and Prose.

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Down

    Role

    • Facilitators

    Age Range

    Primary, Post-Primary, Adults.

    Training

    Hertfordshire Theatre School, Acting and Musical Theatre.
    LAMDA Diploma in Dramatic Art.

    Previous Employers

    As an acting tutor, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
    Currently Youth Theatre Director at Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    078 0244 6483
  • Karin Louise Jeffrey

    Area of Expertise

    My area of expertise is in building relationships with corporate partners and sponsors to create ongoing arts projects and performances, to include workshops and outreach.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Operational team
    • Other

    Training

    Arts and Sport Sponsorship Management Activist and Media Maverick

    Previous Employers

    The Grand Opera House Belfast – 10 months employed
    The Talent Tribe – ongoing freelance
    Bruiser Theatre Company – ongoing freelance
    Pintsized Productions

    Previous Notable Work

    Secured sponsorship for the GOH pantomime in 2013 from Kingsbridge Private Hospital and match funding from Arts & Business for a series of schools workshops.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    079 6668 8607
  • Louise Mathews

    Area of Expertise

    Youth Facilitation - devising and producing issue based drama, site specific theatre, script development, acting for film, confidence building workshops. Project management.

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Down

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Other

    Age Range

    All ages

    Training

    Diploma Professional Acting - Gaiety School Of Acting
    Community Development NVQ - Institute of Leadership Management
    OCN Level 3 Facilitation
    7 years experience as a Youth Worker

    Previous Employers

    NI Youth Forum, Antrim Council, Newtownabbey Council, Rathcoole YC, Rathenraw YC, Wheelworks, Prime Cut Theatre Company, Kabosh Theatre Company

    Previous Notable Work

    NIYF Project - 10 local community groups devised and produced a play set throughout Randalstown for good relations.
    Writer & Director of an intergenerational play about WWII for Newtownabbey Council

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    078 1409 6519
  • Maggie Cronin

    Area of Expertise

    I am an actress, writer, director and teacher with over thirty years’ experience across theatre, film, TV and radio.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team

    Age Range

    Young adults, Adults, Older People.

    Training

    Combined Studies degree - Nene College Northampton.
    Postgraduate Acting Diploma - Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London.
    MA (Distinction) Script writing - Queen’s University, Belfast.

    Previous Employers

    2015: Cahoots; Queen’s University Belfast (Directing Second Year Student Show “Top Girls”); BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Ulster and ITV.

    Previous Notable Work

    Mary in the Oscar winning short film “The Shore”;
    Co-writer / performer of Shrieking Sisters (with Carol Moore)
    Performed for the the British - Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat in May 2015

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    079 6837 4356
  • Maria Szasz

    Area of Expertise

    I am a theatre historian and educator, and I have directed plays at high school and university level. One of my main interests is Irish theatre, especially in the North.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Operational team
    • Other

    Age Range

    High school through to university aged students.

    Training

    Master’s Degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College, Boston.
    PhD in English with an emphasis in Drama and Irish Literature from University of New Mexico.

    Previous Employers

    For the past seven years I have worked for the University of New Mexico Honors College, as a Term Teaching Faculty Member.

    Previous Notable Work

    My book Brian Friel and America has recently been published by Glasnevin Press, Dublin.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    (505) 268 2705
  • Marion Joan Kenny

    Area of Expertise

    Fashion and Theatre Costumier; Actress; Producer, Writer, Director. I co-founded four art and theatre groups working mainly with autistic artists, facilitating many dance and drama projects.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Production Team
    • Operational team

    Age Range

    3+

    Training

    Currently studying Law degree - Open University
    Diploma in Dance Teaching & Learning - Trinity College London
    Millennium business awards

    Previous Employers

    Star Theatre Company; RTE; Tourist Board; NI Screen funded film www.philiphenry.com

    Previous Notable Work

    Built In Belfast - scripted and directed
    Occupy Belfast - scripted and directed
    Sleep Smile film production and book - writer and co-directed
    Street Cred hip-hop dance group - founded and co-choreographed

    Contact Details

    077 4941 9293 or 075 1831 5177
  • Mary-Frances Doherty

    Area of Expertise

    Theatre Maker; Devised Performance; Director; Youth Theatre Director; Drama Facilitator.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Other

    Age Range

    Primary, Post-Primary, Adults.

    Training

    BA(Hons) Degree in Contemporary Theatre Practice from The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

    Previous Employers

    The MAC, Tinderbox Theatre Company, Kabosh Theatre Company, The Grand Opera House, Crescent Arts Centre, The Braid Arts Centre.

    Previous Notable Work

    'Katie's Birthday Party' available for touring Spring 2016...solo performer Mary-Frances Doherty explores what it's like to be 12 years old and moving from primary to secondary school.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    075 0573 0883
  • Maura O’Reilly

    Area of Expertise

    Community Theatre
    People with learning difficulties and disabilities
    Drama tutoring
    Writing and devising scripts

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Down

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Drama Tutor

    Age Range

    Children: 5 Years+
    Adult: 16 Years+
    Learning Difficulties and Disabilities: 16 Years+

    Training

    BA Honours Degree in Theatre Studies
    Certificate PGCE in Teaching
    Certificate in Performing Arts
    Member of Equity
    POV (NI) POCVA (NI)
    Certificate in Child Protection and Awareness Certificate in Publi-First Aid

    Previous Employers

    SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES:

    BELFAST INSTITUTE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION
    BUNSCOIL MHIC REACHTAIN
    BUNSCOIL BHEANN MHADAGAIN
    W.E.A. O.C.N. ‘AN INTROUDCTION TO THEATRE SKILLS’ (I DEVISED THE
    COURSE)
    ST. GENEVIEVE’S SCHOOL
    ST. COLEMAN’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

    COMMUNITY THEATRE GROUPS:

    SHANKILL WOMEN’S CENTRE BELFAST
    SANDY ROW COMMUNITY CENTRE BELFAST
    ‘OUT OF THE BLUE’, THEATRE COMPANY, BELFAST
    ‘THE WHOLE SHEBANG’ THEATRE COMPANY BELFAST
    CORPUS CHRISTI YOUTH CENTRE BELFAST
    ARDOYNE YOUTH CLUB, BELFAST
    AISLING GHEAR THEATRE COMPANY BELFAST
    YOUTH CLUB, CROSSMAGLEN
    YOUTH CLUB, NEWRY
    ST. ENDA’S G.A.C. CLUB, NEWTOWNABBEY
    TOWN HALL, NEWTOWNARDS
    MAYFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE, NEWTOWNABBEY

    Previous Notable Work

    I currently run my own small children's and young people's theatre company called 'Blackbird Theatre' in St Gerard's Hall, Antrim Hall.

    Contact Details

    07729402277
  • Michael Harpur

    Area of Expertise

    Lighting design and programming
    Stills photography
    Technical Crew

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Production Team

    Training

    2:1 Hons BA Music Technology and Radio Broadcasting
    Level 2 NVQ Technical Theatre

    Previous Employers

    Lyric Theatre - Technician

    Previous Notable Work

    Re-lighter for Prime Cut: After Miss Julie
    Lighting Programmer Lyric Theatre: Christmas Eve can Kill You, Little Red Riding Hood, Educating Rita

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07590 573 151
  • Michael Poynor

    Area of Expertise

    Facilitator (Drama, Writing, Script Analysis, Stage Fighting, Set and Lighting Design and Directing.), Director, Lighting and Set Designer, Writer, Event Director/Leader. Experienced Festival Adjudicator. Ireland’s most experienced captioner. Only Equity Registered Fight Director and Teacher of British Academy of Dramatic Combat in Ireland.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Production Team
    • Operational team
    • Other

    Age Range

    Post-Primary, Adults, Older People

    Training

    London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
    MBA Innovation and Creativity
    Guild of Drama Adjudicators and Association of Drama Adjudicators
    British Academy of Dramatic Combat
    Odin Teatret
    Health and Safety

    Previous Employers

    Ulster Theatre Co (Artistic Director), Queen’s University (Head of Culture and Arts), Lyric Theatre, Belfast (Artistic Director), Harrogate Theatre, Yorkshire (Artistic Director), National Youth Theatre of Wales (Artistic Director), Ulster Youth Theatre (Artistic Director).

    Previous Notable Work

    Director/Writer: Comedy of Errors: The Musical (Theatre at The Mill, Newtownabbey, 2013)
    Jonathan Harker and Dracula (Theatre at The Mill and Irish Tour, 2014)
    Ten years of original pantomimes at Market Place Theatre, Armagh (2005-2014)
    Designed and wrote three year Community Theatre training course (Open College accreditation)

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    028 7775 0240
  • Naomi Rocke

    Area of Expertise

    Drama and Singing Teacher

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team

    Age Range

    Primary, Post-Primary, Adults

    Training

    BA (Hons) Acting (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts)
    BAST singing teacher course
    Diploma Performing Arts (Song) (LIPA)
    Dip Musical Theatre London College of Music

    Previous Employers

    Freelance
    Lagan College

    Previous Notable Work

    Singing Teacher at Lagan College
    DOE advert Christmas 2015
    Cinderella in ‘Cinderella’ at the Lyric Theatre
    Lucy in ‘Scrooge’s Christmas’ at the Marketplace Theatre Armagh
    Ciara in ‘Can’t Forget About You’ at the Lyric Theatre & The Tron

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    077 9391 96227
  • Narelle Allen

    Area of Expertise

    Youth Facilitation, Directing, Lighting Design, Short Film making, acting for screen, Devising, Video Production.

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Operational team
    • Other

    Age Range

    Early Years - 18+

    Training

    PGCE in ICT, Maths, Drama and Business Studies
    MSc Communications with Strategic Management & Marketing
    BSc (Hons) Computer Science
    ALCM (TD) Speech & Drama
    15 years experience working in youth theatre and film

    Previous Employers

    Drama For Kids, Dorcan Performing Arts Academy, Queens University Belfast, Belfast Met, Cambridge House Grammar School, Wotton Bassett School, Dorcan Technology College

    Previous Notable Work

    Owner of Drama For Kids, Armagh. 15 years experience of putting on theatre productions and summer schools for children aged between 3-18. Produced six full theatre productions and four short films. Ran four successfully summer schools.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    079 7351 3619
  • Patricia Downey

    Area of Expertise

    Drama facilitator specialising in Disability, Youth Facilitation, Older people and Women. Skills - Directing, Script Development, Devising.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team

    Age Range

    Post-Primary, Adults, Older People

    Training

    Volunteer Now 2011 - Adult Safeguarding - a shared Responsibility
    Ascert Training 2011 - Legal Highs; Mephedrone & Beyond
    Tides Training 2008 - Adolescents Engaged in Risk Taking Behaviours
    Springfield Training Board 2007 - Disability Equality Training
    Tides Training 2006 - Conflict Management Level 2 & Level 3

    Previous Employers

    I am Artistic Director/ Writer of Spanner in the Works Theatre Company - directing / writing all of the productions

    Previous Notable Work

    Achievements in 2014 include 52 School/ Communities in Northern Ireland watched three of my plays - 'Toxic', 'the voice within' and 'think how you drink'. Diablo toured 4 times across Ireland and Edinburgh.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    077 1910 0245
  • Paula Carson

    Area of Expertise

    Actor/Facilitator/Theatre maker

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team

    Age Range

    Young Adults
    Older People

    Training

    Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; BA Acting with Collaborative and Devised Theatre

    Previous Employers

    Co-operative British Youth Film Academy
    Big Telly Theatre Company

    Previous Notable Work

    Currently supported by Accidental Theatre's Flight/Risk programme for developing a one-woman-show, Yes Woman

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07759846043
  • Richard Lavery

    Area of Expertise

    I work primarily as a director with Accidental Theatre but also produce, dramaturg and work in video/digital production.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Creative Team

    Training

    MFA in Theatre Direction – Birkbeck College, University of London
    BA (Hons) in Drama – Queen’s University, Belfast

    Previous Employers

    Accidental Theatre, Belfast; National Theatre, London; Royal Exchange, Manchester; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; RADA, London; Lyric Theatre, Belfast; Replay Theatre Company, Belfast.

    Previous Notable Work

    The Lost Martini - Devised & immersive play looking at loss of culture and identity in Northern Ireland.
    The Kitchen, the Bedroom and the Grave by Donal O’Hagan – new multimedia play that looked at homecoming, assisted suicide and the right to live life on your own terms in an Irish family.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    079 1215 8109
  • Ronan Carr

    Area of Expertise

    Drama facilitator, previously worked for youth theatres/clubs and schools. I have written and directed professional plays for RTE radio, feature films and Theatre.

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast
    • Derry/Londonderry

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team

    Age Range

    Primary, Post-Primary, Adults, Older People

    Training

    NAYD and TheatreNI drama facilitation training
    Musicians without Borders Music facilitation

    Previous Employers

    Stage Beyond Theatre, Derry; An Grianán, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal; Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal

    Previous Notable Work

    As writer:
    Life is But a Meme- Theatre piece- Playhouse Derry. June 2015
    Redemption beating- RTE Radio Drama
    Empty Shell suits make no noise- RTE Radio Drama
    Rewind- Feature Film- IFTA award winner

    Contact Details

    074 4454 0892
  • Ross McDade

    Area of Expertise

    Extensive experience in production management and leading technical workshops in stage management, lighting, sound, video production. Theatre and media consultant.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Production Team
    • Operational team

    Age Range

    16-19 yr olds and all other ages.

    Training

    BTEC in Performing Arts - BIFHE (BMC)
    Stage Management & Theatre Production BA - Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

    Previous Employers

    Queen’s University (current), Grand Opera House, PrimeCut Productions.

    Previous Notable Work

    Les Miserables - London westend
    This is Our Youth - National Youth Theatre

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    077 1892 3110
  • Ruth Gonsalves Moore

    Area of Expertise

    My expertise is primarily in project co-ordination including participatory projects. Ive experience in fundraising and in producing theatre shows, programming learning discussion forums and working with directors. Editing and marketing skills, and production and creative led photographic interventions.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Production Team
    • Operational team

    Age Range

    Post-Primary, Adults, Older People

    Training

    BSC Applied Social Studies
    BA Photography

    Previous Employers

    Green Shoot Productions, Sean O’Heslin’s GAA/Libraries NI, Mediation Northern Ireland, Institute for Conflict research, Derry Women’s Centre & Eden Arts Centre, Young at Art, Stratagem & Public Achievement.

    Previous Notable Work

    Dialogues through Literature project
    Publicity images for Green Shoot Productions
    Photographic Art practice - RDS Taylor Art Award 2014

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    078 4327 9807
  • Sarah Hughes

    Area of Expertise

    I have over 17 years’ experience in PR and marketing, working in the arts and entertainment sector in Northern Ireland.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Operational team

    Training

    2015: CIM Digital Marketing Diploma.
    2012: CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing.
    1993-1996: University of Leeds, College of Ripon and York St. John - B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature and Drama/Film/Television Studies.

    Previous Employers

    Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s; Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival; Playhouse Theatre, Derry; Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

    Previous Notable Work

    Have publicised ground-breaking local, national and international theatre projects as part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    079 0527 6399
  • Sarah Lyle

    Area of Expertise

    I've 11 years experience facilitating drama, dance and singing workshops to all ages, and extensive experience in working with children and young people.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Operational team

    Age Range

    Extensive experience working with early years, primary level, post primary and young adults. I also have experience working with adults and older people.

    Training

    Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London - BA Hons in Performance
    Trained in Mini Me Yoga

    Previous Employers

    I've worked with numerous reputable companies throughout NI such as: BIFHE, Replay Productions, Ards/Down Council, Young at Art, Fostering Network, NI Deaf Association, Starburst Theatre School, Belfast School of Performing Arts, Youth Lyric, Reach Stage School, Performers Theatre Arts.

    Previous Notable Work

    Producer/Performer - Gullivers Adventures, V36, Newtownabbey, 2015
    Producer/Performer - Frozen Winter Wonderland, Ballyclare, 2014
    Artistic Director - Encore Arts and Performers Theatre Arts
    Director - Hippos In The Shower, Belfast

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    079 809 37318
  • Sean Og Donnelly

    Area of Expertise

    Celtic Inspired composer.
    Production management. Now acting as an associate producer on a UK wide touring production.
    Available for consultation on new theatrical ventures, both subsidised and commercial.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Production Team

    Age Range

    All ages

    Training

    BA (Hons) Music & Production + (ALCM)
    PGCE in Music Education
    Stage One New Producers Courses.

    Previous Employers

    S.E.L.B
    Benburb Priory
    National Stage School

    Previous Notable Work

    Composer of Black 47/The Great Hunger
    Founder of 'Priory Productions' in 2007 and 'National Stage School' in 2015

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    Contact by email
  • Sorcha Mackin

    Area of Expertise

    Drama facilitator

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Operational team

    Age Range

    Early years, Primary, Post-Primary, Adults

    Training

    City and Guilds Level 3 - Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (February 2013).

    Previous Employers

    Crescent Arts Centre, Adapt NI, ChangeMakers and KIC

    Previous Notable Work

    2008-2011 - Drama facilitator at the Crescent Arts Centre, coordinating workshops for exploration of drama skills/techniques with two community groups. I worked alongside 3 other facilitators. The groups that I worked with were of mixed abilities.

    Contact Details

    077 8481 8529
  • Stephen Bamford

    Area of Expertise

    Set design, scenic construction, scenic artist, prop maker, stage crew

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Production Team
    • Other

    Age Range

    n/a

    Training

    Specialist graduate certificate in Scenic Construction, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art 2005

    Previous Employers

    Royal National Theatre, English National Opera, All Scene All Prop

    - See website

    Previous Notable Work

    - See website

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07891347890
  • Stephen Beggs

    Area of Expertise

    Facilitation (youth, older people), early years arts, disability arts, performer, director, project management experience

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Armagh
    • Down
    • Fermanagh
    • Derry/Londonderry
    • Tyrone

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Operational team

    Age Range

    All ages from early years to older people

    Training

    BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Studies

    Previous Employers

    The MAC, Replay Theatre Company, Peninsula Healthy Living, Ards Arts, Belfast City Council, Young At Art, Barnardos, Alzheimer's Society, Arts & Business.

    Previous Notable Work

    Memory Lane - workshops and devised performance with older people - Ards Arts/Peninsula Healthy Living
    Creative Child - Early Years project in nursery schools with Young at Art
    Rubbish Acting - Workshop programme in post-primary schools for Belfast City Council
    Closer - touring show for children with PMLD - Replay Theatre Company

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    077 8069 5675
  • Teresa Hill

    Area of Expertise

    Drama and Creative Arts Facilitation. Stage Management.

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Down

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Production Team

    Age Range

    All ages

    Training

    BA Hons Drama - QUB
    MA Applied Drama, Theatre in Educational, Community and Social Contexts - Goldsmiths, University of London

    Previous Employers

    Accidental Theatre Company, Tinderbox Theatre Company, Young at Art, National Trust, Trocaire, Interacting Theatre Company, Spare Tyre Theatre Company.

    Previous Notable Work

    As Outreach Coordinator for Accidental Theatre I have been responsible for running and facilitating all aspects of Outreach for the company.
    I was Creative Collaborator for the National Trust for a newly acquired property as part of the Cultural Olympiad

    Contact Details

    077 0200 9555