Originally from the UK, I have been based in Dublin for fifteen years. As an artist I am driven by and inspired by work that has a strong storytelling element. This storytelling can take many forms and cover many genres including theatre for adults, theatre for young audiences, radio drama and radio documentary.
I have a BA Hons in Drama and Theatre Studies from The Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. After University I spent some time working as a Stage Manager and amongst others worked with the Corn Exchange, Tom Murphy, Theatre Lovett and toured extensively to the UK and US. I was Resident Assistant Director in the Abbey Theatre 2013 - 2014.
I founded MIRARI Productions with Sarah-Jayne Quigley in 2008. A company aiming to produce contemporary and relevant work that engages with social, cultural and political issues. Productions include ‘In Dog Year’s I’m Dead’ by Kate Heffernan and ‘Our Island’ by Barry McStay. The company are currently taking a break from production, but will be back in the future with more exciting projects.
After creating radio documentary 'Stepping Stones' last year in collaboration with St Patrick's Mental Health Services, I recently completed a QQI Level 5 Award in Radio Production and Broadcasting. I am currenty developing several ideas for radio documentaries.
I have worked on theatre and radio projects for or in collaboration with the Abbey Theatre, The Ark Cultural Centre for Children, Project Arts Centre, Bewley's Cafe Theatre, Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise, Backstage Theatre Longford, RTE 2FM and St Patrick's Mental Health Services.
I work regularly as a visiting director with The Lir Academy. I have also tutored at the Gaiety School of Acting. I sit regularly on audition panels and give coaching in audition technique for actors. I also give coaching in confidence building, public speaking and interview technique for actors and non-actors. Please get in touch for more information.