Maisie Lee

Theatre Director


Lúminaria, Work in Progress, by Fionnuala Gygax, June 2019

Work in Progress presentation as part of Backstage Theatre Artist in Residence 2019 in association with Roscommon Arts Centre

In Our Veins by Lee Coffey, April 2018

Co-Prouction between Bitter Like A Lemon and The Abbey Theatre in association with Dublin Port Company, Peacock Theatre

The Velveteen Rabbit, Work in Progress, October 2018

Adaptation supported by Arts Council Bursary and presentation supported by Backstage Theatre Longford as part of Aisling Children’s Festival

The Ash Fire by Gavin Kostick, May 2018

Third year production for The Lir Academy

Normal by Caitríona Daly, September 2017 and April 2018

New play for We Get High On This Collective for Dublin Fringe Festival, presented in The Lir Academy. Nominated for 3 Fringe Judges' Awards. Remounted in April 2018 as the opening show in the newly renovated Bewley's Cafe Theatre

The Half Promised Land by Maeve Binchy, February 2018

Graduating production for DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama presented in Smock Alley Theatre

DNA by Dennis Kelly, September 2017

In house production for Backstage Theatre, Longford with Backstage Youth Theatre

Glimpses of the Glens, June 2017

An audio piece for Big Telly Theatre Company's Creative Shops Project in Cushendall, Antrim curated by Caitriona McGlaughlin. 

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, April 2017

In house studio production by 2nd year full-time acting students in The Lir Academy for their Irish Repetoire Project. 

A Christmas Carol, November 2016 - December 2017

Reworking of adaptation of  Dicken's classic by Bryan Burroughs and Aaron Monaghan for The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children

Stepping Stones, Broadcast October 2016

Radio Documentary about Recovery made in collaboration with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services for Walk in My Shoes Radio

Future Tense, July 2016

Staged Reading of Short Play Commissions by Ross Dungan and Tara McKevitt, Abbey Theatre

ELK by Kate Heffernan (now Peat), July 2016

In development showing at ON THE EDGE Festival, Birmingham, in association with The Ark

Something Unspoken by Tennessee Williams, June and July 2016

Bewley's Cafe Theatre Production

Revolution Radio for RTE 2FM, Easter Week 2016

Radio Drama made with Roise Goan and Colette Kinsella for RTE 2 FM for 1916 Centenary. 18 three-minute pieces based on Bureau of Military History witness statements from the 1916 Rising. Written by Amy Conroy, Shaun Dunne, and Stacey Gregg. To listen see link on radio page. 

Of This Brave Time by Jimmy Murphy, March 2016

Touring Director for Abbey Theatre tour to the London Irish Centre and World Irish Heritage Centre, Manchester

Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, October - December 2015

Tutor and Director of Performance Theatre Company's production of Love and Information,   Gaiety School of Acting 

Our Island by Barry McStay, September 2015

New play produced by MIRARI Productions as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, September 2015. Nominated for 5 Fringe Awards including Best Production and Irish Writer's Guild ZeBBie Award for Best New Play.

Published in Oberon Book's 'Fresh Cuts':                                   

Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza by Caryl Churchill, July 2015

Performance on Abbey Mainstage as part of PalFest 2015

Playcation, June and July 2015

Curator and Director of a series of six readings of contemporary European plays, Project Arts Centre. For MIRARI Productions.

Resident Assistant Director, Abbey Theatre, September 2013 - May 2015

Productions worked on: Shadow of a Gunman directed by Wayne Jordan (co-production with Lyric Belfast), Our Few and Evil Days directed by Mark O’Rowe, Heartbreak House directed by Roisin Mcbrinn, Aristocrats directed by Patrick Mason, Twelfth Night directed by Wayne Jordan, Sive (including tour director for national tour) directed by Conall Morrison and The Risen People directed by Jimmy Fay. Other work with the Literary, Casting and Community and Education Departments.

Hometroots, 2013 - 2014

For MIRARI Productions, myself and Kate Heffernan were yearlong Artists in Residence at Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. During this time we created 'Hometruths', a community radio drama made by, with and for the people of Laois. It was broadcast live on Midlands 103FM in December 2014. To listen see link on radio page. 

In Dog Year's I'm Dead by Kate Heffernan, September 2013 and February 2014

New play produced by MIRARI Productions. Initial run in Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 and a subsequent month's run in Bewley's Cafe Theatre. Winner of Stewart Parker Trust Award 2014. Available for purchase through

The Girl who forgot to Sing Badly, Stage Director, November 2009 - June 2013

Stage Director for original production of Theatre Lovett's The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly by Finegan Kruckemeyer. National and International touring including to Imaginate Festival, Edinburgh; South Bank Centre, London; IPAY, Austin, Texas and New Victory Theatre, New York.

Moore Than a Garden and The Silver Branch, Broadcast October 2012

Two radio dramas produced by Alive-O Productions and broadcast on Dublin South radio. To listen see link on radio page. 

The Talk of the Town by Emma Donoghue, Assistant Director, October 2012

Landmark Productions. Directed by Annabelle Comyn for Dublin Theatre Festival 

The Hunt for Red Willie by Ken Bourke, August 2012

Produced by Exit Excitedly and presented in The Boy's School, Smock Alley Theatre.

Clonmel Junction Festival, July 2012

Performance Café Curator/ Facilitator and trainee mentor, Clonmel Junction Festival (as part of MIRARI Productions).

THRESHOLD by Aoife Crehan, September 2011 & April 2012

New play produced by MIRARI Productions. Originally 'When Irish Hearts are Praying' for Absolut Fringe 2011 and reworked and presented as THRESHOLD for Project Arts Centre & ABSOLUT Fringe’s repertory season, ‘Turnaround’ in April 2012.

The Sanctuary Lamp by Tom Murphy, Stage Manager, Summer 2009 & Spring 2010

Stage Manager for production of The Sanctuary Lamp by Tom Murphy, directed by Tom Murphy. Including London and National Tour.

The Infant by Oliver Lansley, September 2009

MIRARI Productions as part of Absolut Fringe 2009. Presented in the unique St Mary's Abbey.

How To Be Loved by Elske Rahill, September 2008

First production from MIRARI Productions (new play) as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2008.

Everyday, Stage Manager, September 2006

Stage Manager for Everyday by The Corn Exchange and Michael West, Directed by Annie Ryan for the Dublin Theatre Festival