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.

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  • 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
  • Carleen Melaugh

    Area of Expertise

    Professional Actor

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Actor

    Training

    - Lyric Drama Studio, Lyric Theatre, Belfast (2014-2015).
    - BA (Hons) Degree Drama/Film Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast (2009 – 2012).

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fleur Mellor

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Down
    • Derry/Londonderry

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Production Team
    • Theatre maker

    Age Range

    Age Range: Ages 7-adult. Beginners movement through to professional level

    Training

    BA Hons Theatre Dance at The London Studio Centre
    Arts Administration (intermediate)

    Previous Employers

    PC Productions
    Paul Stafford Hair
    ALFAPARF Milano
    Theatre At The Mill
    Concern Worldwide
    Mary Peters Trust
    International Dairy Federation

    Previous Notable Work

    As a professional dancer my choreographic work has been informed by both the theatrical and commercial sectors. I offer choreography, development of physicality, mass movement and crowd control. As a creative producer I can help oversee your project and bring it to completion on time and on budget. Previous notable projects include:

    The Music Box
    World Dairy Summit
    Red Velvet Cabaret
    Fantastic Hairdresser Awards
    Alternative Hairshow
    Cats at the SSE Arena, Belfast
    Making The Difference Awards

    Contact Details

    07782361506
  • Gemma Walker

    Area of Expertise

    • Over 10 years professional experience as Theatre Maker, Performer, Storyteller, Facilitator (all ages and abilities)
    • Level 3 BSL (British Sign Language)
    • I specialise in devising.
    • I am trained to deliver Actor training (Meisner Technique and ‘Acting with Passion)
    • One half of MakeyUppers comedy storytellers and Director of Ulidian Youth Drama, Derry.

    Area for Work

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

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Theatre maker
    • Actor

    Age Range

    All ages and abilities

    Training

    • BA (Hons) Drama and English (University of Birmingham)
    • Meisner Technique. Acting training with Impulse Company (London and New York 2013-2015)
    • ‘Acting with Passion’, Niki Flacks. (New York 2014)
    • ‘Acting with Passion- teacher training’, Niki Flacks (London 2018)
    • BSL Level 3 (NWRC, 2018)

    Previous Employers

    Big Telly Theatre Co, Kabosh, Waterside Theatre, Playhouse, Blue Eagle, Sole Purpose, Western Education and Library Board, Education Authority, In Your Space Circus, Foyle Women’s Information Network, Holywell Trust. Various schools and community organisations.

    Previous Notable Work

    • Big Telly’s Spring Chickens Intergenerational Programme (Creative Director. 2015-2016)
    • Lead facilitator/theatre maker for Drama Projects (age 3-80+) at Waterside Theatre (2007-present)
    • Shakespeare Schools Festival (Venue Director, 2015- present)
    • MakeyUppers. Performances and workshops (co-founder, co-creator. 2015-present)
    • Return of Colmcille (Assistant Director, 2013)
    • Ulidian Youth Drama Group, Derry (Artistic Director 2007-present)
    • Various tours with Blue Eagle and Sole purpose Productions (Actor, 2009-present)
    • Regular street performance and family theatre with In Your Space Circus (2009-present)

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07843274700
  • Helen Burn

    Area of Expertise

    Devising ,script work, unpicking Shakespeare ,physical theatre ,editing script, confidence building , communication skills.

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim
    • Down

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Drama Tutor
    • Theatre maker

    Age Range

    Any.
    Particular experience in Post Primary.

    Training

    Worked as head of Drama at Victoria College for 27 years.
    Attended courses in physical theatre (Bruiser)
    Shakespeare (National Theatre and RSC)
    B.A. PGCE
    Chair of Three’s Theatre Company

    Previous Employers

    Victoria College
    South Eastern Education and Library Board Youth Service
    Shakespeare for Schools Festival

    Previous Notable Work

    ‘The Tempest’; ‘ Hamlet’; ‘Much Ado about Nothing ‘: Shakespeare Schools Festival at The Mac.
    ‘Wednesday Night Live’ ‘Last Call’ - devised work VCB
    ‘The Penelopiad ’ physical theatre. VCB

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07709621719
  • Hilary Copeland

    Area of Expertise

    Arts programming; project management; creative producing. 9+ years experience in festivals, events & theatre

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Operational team

    Training

    Arts charity & non-profit governance training; board membership

    Previous Employers

    The John Hewitt Society, Belfast International Arts Festival, NI Science Festival, Kabosh, Belfast Book Festival, Young at Art, Edinburgh International Book Festival

    Previous Notable Work

    Worked on 25+ arts festivals from conception to final delivery in a variety of roles: programming/producing/fundraising and financial management/operational management/volunteer management/marketing & copywriting/box office & customer service

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    Available on request
  • Jacob Tyler Allison

    Area of Expertise

    Ballet Technique, Choreography, and Contemporary Ballet

    Area for Work

    • Greater Belfast
    • Antrim

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Actor

    Age Range

    Ages 9-18, adults and pre-professional students.

    Training

    Principal Dancer, 2008-2013
    First State Ballet Theatre, Wilmington, DE, USA Artistic Director: Pasha Kambalov
    • Performed principal roles such as Albrecht in Giselle, Desire in The Sleeping Beauty, Basilio in Don Quixote, as well as many roles in contemporary ballets throughout Delaware
    • Served as an ambassador for the company at fundraising events and interviews
    • Taught for DanceWorks!, First State Ballet Theatre’s community outreach dance program
    Ballet Instructor, 2012-2016
    Delaware Arts Conservatory, Bear, DE, USA
    • Instructed students ages 12-18 in classical ballet technique and partnering
    • Choreographed for the school’s holiday performance
    Dance Arts Iowa, Mt. Vernon, IA, USA
    • Instructed students ages 5 to 18 in classical ballet technique
    • Choreographed for the school’s spring dance performance
    Touch of Class Dance Studio, Broomall, PA, USA
    • Instructed students ages 10 to 18 in classical ballet technique
    • Choreographed for the school’s spring dance performance

    Previous Employers

    First State Ballet Theatre
    Wilmington, DE, USA
    Artistic Director – Pasha Kambalov
    001 – 3022294142
    pasha@firststateballet.com

    Delaware Arts Conservatory
    Owner - Tracy Frizwell Jacobs
    001 – 3026902001
    tkfriz@mac.com

    Previous Notable Work

    Classical Repetoire: Giselle (Albrecht); Sleeping Beauty (Desire, Stones Pas de Trois); Don Quixote (Basilio, Toreador, Gypsy); Nutcracker (Prince, Russian, Spanish); Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Spanish); Coppelia (Corps de Ballet); Paquita (Pas de Deux); Corsaire (Pas de Deux); Ocean and Pearls; Fairy Doll Pas de Trois; La Bayadere (Pas d’Action)
    Neoclassical/Contemporary Repetoire: Carmen (Toreador); Walpurgis Night (Bacchus, Satyr); Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus); Selection from Edward Liang’s As Above So Below at the 2011 Boston International Ballet Competition; Originated roles in Viktor Plotnikov’s Everlasting Arms, Pinocchio, Summer, and Nonsense in the Sense of Innocence and Alex Buckner’s Riven

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07809773513
  • 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
  • Jane Talbot

    Area of Expertise

    Trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming and hypnosis. Master Practitioner of both NLP and hypnosis. Specialises in helping people overcome performance-related anxiety and build confidence. Also skilled and experienced in working right across the therapeutic range.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Theatre maker

    Age Range

    16+

    Training

    Offers training in performance storytelling.

    Supports writers who want to learn how to read/ perform their work in public and be comfortable in front of an audience.

    Previous Notable Work

    The Faerie Thorn – adapted for the stage by Big Telly Theatre Company (author of original book and part of the Big Telly creative team) 2017

    A Quirky Tale of Quality Streets – immersive theatre set in Coleraine (Big Telly Theatre Company – writer) 2017

    The Wonder Tales – a rambunctious evening of storytelling and song (writer and performer) 2018

    Operation Elsewhere – ‘Irish mythology with a twist’. Immersive theatre in Enniskillen and Donaghadee (Big Telly Theatre Company – writer / creative team) 2018

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07739046943
  • Janice Kernoghan-Reid

    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
  • 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
  • Lara McIvor

    Area of Expertise

    Drama facilitation and theatre making, specialising in intercultural projects, community collaborations, forum theatre and using theatre as a tool for language learning.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Production Team
    • Drama Tutor
    • Theatre maker
    • Actor

    Age Range

    Main age range is teenagers and adults but also happy working with older ages (care home work) and younger (facilitated primary school drama workshops).

    Training

    - Master of Arts in Applied Theatre with Distinction from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London.
    - Forum Theatre Training with Cardboard Citizens at Morley College.
    - BA Hons Degree in French and Arabic from University of Oxford.
    - TEFL Qualification and further EAL training teaching English as a foreign language.

    Previous Employers

    Drama facilitation (London) for Moving Waves Theatre Company, Freshwater Theatre Education Company, Tricycle Theatre, Pan Intercultural Arts, Lewisham Youth Theatre, Access All Areas (learning disabled theatre). Work with community policing in Jordan through Siren Associates, a not-for-profit organisation. EAL teacher at the Oxford Academy.

    Previous Notable Work

    Facilitated a project with community police in Jordan using Forum Theatre and other Boalian image theatre methods (basis of MA dissertation). Also involved in using drama to teach English creatively in refugee and migrant communities.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07999642812
  • Leanne McDonald

    Area of Expertise

    Scenic Art

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Production Team
    • Theatre maker

    Training

    Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
    2:1 BA(Hons) Theatre Practice: Scenic Art

    Previous Employers

    Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
    Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
    Pinewood Studios
    Watford Palace Theatre
    Stagedoor Manor, New York
    White Horse Theatre, Germany
    Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
    Arts Educational School, London
    King’s College School
    Hackney Empire Theatre
    Theatre 503

    Previous Notable Work

    Rope, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
    Annihilation, Pinewood Studios
    Richard II, Shakespeare’s Globe
    Hugh’s War on Waste, BBC1
    Dick Whittington, Watford Palace Theatre

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07858393161
  • Louise Parker

    Area for Work

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

    Role

    • Theatre maker
    • Actor

    Training

    Acting Studio, New York 2018

    Drama and Theatre Studies, Royal Holloway 2009-2012

    Previous Employers

    Lyric Theatre
    Spanner in the Works Theatre Company
    Macha Productions
    BBC
    ITV

    Contact Details

    07523333001
  • Maggie Cronin

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Creative Team
    • Other
    • Drama Tutor
    • Theatre maker
    • Actor

    Age Range

    Age range - 45- 60

    Training

    Nene College Northampton BA in Combined Studies - Major Subject Drama

    Webber Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Art - Post Graduate Diploma in Acting

    Queens University Belfast - MA in Creative Writing (Distinction)

    Scott Williams at The Impulse Company - Meisner Technique Course (One
    year)

    About to commence a PhD October 2018 School of Arts, English and
    Languages (Subject: Drama)

    Previous Employers

    BBC TV and Radio; ITV; Numerous independent film companies and
    commercials companies;The Lyric Theatre, Kabosh, Cahoots, Prime Cut,
    Paradosso Theatre Company, SJT Company, Scarborough, Phoenix Theatre
    (West End)

    Directing: Queens University, Outburst Festival, The Lyric Theatre Summer
    scheme,

    Teaching and Role Play: Lyric Theatre, Belfast Institute of Further and
    Higher Education; Prima Linea; Northern Ireland Judicial Assessment Centres

    Previous Notable Work

    Acting:
    Film: Normal People;Zoo; High Rise; Shooting For Socrates; The Shore
    (Academy Award Winner for Short Film, Live Action Category)

    TV:
    Doctors (BBCTV - 604 episodes) United (BBCTV - BAFTA winner) Holby City,
    Scapegoat; My Mother & Other Strangers (BBCTV) The Bill; Frankenstein
    Chronicles (ITV) Pablo (CBBC) The Clinic (RTÉ) Marú (TG4)

    Stage:
    Nivelli’s War (Cahoots/Lyric and New Victory, Broadway, New York))
    Shadowlands; Midsummer Nights Dream; After Easter (Lyric) Numerous plays
    and readings for BBC Radio 4. Regular reader for the RNIB’s Talking Books
    Short Plays: Ties That Bind: (Terra Nova Productions.);Ten Days That Shook
    Belfast: Linenhall Library (Green Shoot Productions)
    Writing:

    Full Length Plays:
    Kitty Gulliver; Shrieking Sisters: (Co- written with Carol
    Moore).

    One woman shows:
    Greenstick Boy; A Most Notorious Woman : (Winner of Stewart Parker BBC Radio Drama Award)
    Screenplays and Short stories: Across The Water: Featured writer. (BBC2 TV)Phoenix Rising: Short story, read by Richard Dormer; BBC Radio 4. Old Year’sNight: Short story, BBC Radio Ulster. Maggie is working on a screenplay
    adaptation of For The Sins Of My Mother by Marie Therese Rogers - Moloney,
    published by Colourpoint Press

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07950365783 (Agent - Lola Williams)
  • 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
  • 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 Matthews

    Area of Expertise

    My area of expertise is in art and mental health. I have recently acted as a mental health consultant for Tinderbox and have developed several arts for health projects in the community. I have excellent understanding of how to safeguard wellbeing and link with communities due to my extensive work in this area.

    Area for Work

    • Antrim
    • Down
    • Derry/Londonderry

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Other
    • Theatre maker

    Age Range

    All

    Training

    Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Directing/assessing resilience while casting.
    Playwright’s Mentorship with Jo Egan via ACNI SIAP Award
    Trained in use of arts for mental health, Diversional Therapy, dementia, mental health, learning disability, arts and ageing, facilitation where people have complex needs, safeguarding, mental health awareness, arts mentorship and qualified social worker with specialist training in children and families.Trained in shared reading.

    Previous Employers

    Marginal Theatre, The Reader, Nerve Centre, The Launchpad, Jigsaw NI, Social Services

    Previous Notable Work

    Mad House, Fickle Favours
    Noli Timere, Black Box
    Echoes, Marginal Theatre
    Phenomenal Woman, NIHRF
    The Downshire, Wireless Mystery Theatre
    LitNet NI Mentorship with Moyra Donaldson - published The Shadow Behind
    Extensive community and criminal justice experience, particularly in mental health settings, using creativity to promote wellbeing.

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07754041882
  • 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

    • Over 25 years professional experience as Theatre Maker, Performer, Musician, Storyteller, Facilitator, writer director (all ages and abilities)
    • I have had written two feature films, three RTE Radio plays and many plays for the stage
    • I specialise in devising for youth theatre
    • I am the cofounder of the acclaimed Mockingbird Theatre Group
    • I am the artistic director of Derry Youth Theatre in Shantallow

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland
    • Greater Belfast
    • Derry/Londonderry

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Drama Tutor
    • Theatre maker
    • Actor

    Age Range

    All ages and abilities

    Training

    June 94-96- New York Irish Arts Centre-
    Drama Training- The Heron method- Distinction
    June ’08- June 10 Balor Arts Centre
    Ballybofey, Co. Donegal Trained as a Drama Facilitator with youth groups, film, intergenerational projects.
    Various Dates Theatre Ireland
    Various one day long and some residential workshops on Youth Drama, involving mine, improvisation, set design, creative writing
    February 2015 National Theatre Connections Various Skills and disciplines conducted through The National Youth theatre of Scotland.
    June 2015 Leading On with Chrissie Poulter
    Drama Facilitation with people who are reluctant to participate
    Sept 2014 – Sept 2016 Musicians without Borders
    Learning facilitation to use the power of music for peace-building connecting people and communities and train local youth as change makers.

    Previous Employers

    RTE Radio Drama; Irish Film board; Studio 2, Shantallow; Stage Beyond; Bread and Roses Theatre Company; St Mary’s Youth Club, Creggan ; An Grianan Theatre; Balor Arts Centre; Irish Arts Centre, Various schools and community organisations.

    Previous Notable Work

    Theatre
    (writer/director)

    • The Barber of Moville- Mockingbird Theatre Company 2017/2018 Touring Ireland
    • Emmet of Arabia Mockingbird Theatre Company 2018 Imagine Festival Ireland
    • Rashomon- Stage Beyond –(2016) (adapted by)
    • Life is but a Meme- Stage Beyond- (2015)(writer)
    • Johnny Baluba – Teenage Detective. Commissioned by An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Donegal.(writer/director) 2013
    • The Essay- A full length play for Teenagers. Commissioned by An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Donegal. (writer/director)2012
    • Romeo Versus Juliet. Cross border project. Balor Arts Centre/Alley Theatre Strabane.2009
    • Tales From The Northside . Dublin Fringe Festival. (writer/director)2005

    Radio
    • To Sean with Love- RTE RADIO Drama. (writer/director)(2016)
    Broadcast Sept 4th 2016.
    www.rte.ie/drama/radio/plays/2016/0901/813532-to-sean-with-love-by-ronan-carr/
    • Redemption Beating RTE RADIO Drama. (writer)(2014)
    www.rte.ie/drama/radio/genres-society-redemptionbeating.html

    • Empty Shell-Suits Make no Noise- RTE RADIO Drama. (writer)(2012)
    www.rte.ie/drama/radio/genres-comedy-emptyshellsuitsmakenoise.html

    Film

    Through Our eyes- Short film- Stage Beyond Theatre Company(2018)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwCyf965TAU

    The Prince Of Pies- Feature length film. Dir. Ronan Carr/Keith O Grady. Writer- Ronan Carr. (2017 ). Currently in Post production.

    • Rewind- Feature Length film. Dir. PJ Dillon(co-writer)(2010)
    Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKBsF0lO0ck

    • Peace Cubed – Short Film. Rte/Filmbase (writer/director) (2007)
    Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4V28LT13tI

    • Coolockland RTE/ Irish filmboard (writer/co-director)(2000)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgYW2mQAVI4

    Contact Details

    00-353-879818120
  • Ryan McVeigh

    Area of Expertise

    Directing
    Live Art
    Acting

    Area for Work

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

    Role

    • Facilitators
    • Creative Team
    • Other
    • Drama Tutor
    • Theatre maker
    • Actor

    Age Range

    4-25

    Training

    Student at the University of Chester (BA Hons) 2015-2018
    Self training as a director.
    Self training as a live artist.

    Previous Notable Work

    Live art devised performance of The [Trouble]s and Me (2018)
    Director of Chasing Angels by Kingsway Players (2018)
    Director of Heart’s Desire by Kingsway Players (2017)
    Live art devised performance of (Un)Dress Me (2017)
    Director of Chance by Kingsway Players (2016)

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07760889441
  • Sophie Thompson

    Area of Expertise

    Stage Management (ASM/DSM) experienced in all types of theatre.

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Production Team

    Age Range

    All

    Training

    The Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts – BA Hons in Theatre and Performance
    Technology
    First Aider

    Previous Employers

    GBL Productions
    C21 Theatre Company
    Bruiser Theatre Company
    Pintsized Productions
    LHK Productions
    Cuffe and Taylor

    Previous Notable Work

    Pintsized Surprise (tour) – Stage Manager
    Crazy (tour) - Production Driver
    Ardnaglass On The Air (tour)– Deputy Stage Manager
    Aladdin– Stage Manager
    Macbeth (tour)– Deputy Stage Manager

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07925901072
  • 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
  • Tony Wright

    Area of Expertise

    Accents, Music

    Area for Work

    • All Northern Ireland

    Role

    • Actor

    Age Range

    28-40

    Training

    LIPA

    Previous Employers

    Upstage Downstage & Trautmann Movie (cast by Carla Stronge & Dan Hubbard)

    Previous Notable Work

    Pivotal Role in the upcoming Trautmann Movie

    Starred and co-wrote material for successful web series – The Also Rans

    Have released 6 acclaimed Albums and toured the world as a musician
    My first Book and Theatre tour debuts this October with One Man Show at The MAC Belfast

    Current Artist in Residence at The MAC

    Driving Licence

    Contact Details

    07867955228