Ann Blake is a regular director, performer and writer in theatre, a founding member of Choke Comedy Improv and a musician with The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra. She is currently participating in Belltable Connect: Fishamble’s Director Mentoring Scheme. She will be premiering and performing her own work The Morning After The Life Before in Belltable in May.
Caoimhe Dunn is a Freelance Artist, Model-maker, Puppeteer, Puppet & Mask maker and Youth Arts Facilitator. Originally from Dublin, now based in Wexford. After studying Fine Art, and Model-making and Design in DLIADT, she has spent over 10 years working in Outdoor arts, Street theatre and Spectacle.
Eadaoin O Donoghue is a theatre maker, director and performer based in Cork. She is a graduate of Lecoq Theatre School and is an ensemble member of BrokenCrow Theatre Company. Recently she has directed a music video for Cork band Siilk, co-written a libretto for the Opera The Nightingale and The Rose, and directed Dark Kingdom an adaptation of two short stories by author Kevin Barry for Cork Midsummer Festival.
Fionnuala Gygax is an actor/theatre-maker based in Dublin. Recent performance credits include Toraíocht (director: Mikel Murfi), HOSTEL 16 (director: Raymond Keane), The Seagull and Other Birds and Cascando (director: Gavin Quinn) and Eipic (director: Louise Ní Fhiannachta, TG4). Fionnuala was a FUEL emerging artist with Druid in 2015 with HOSTEL 16, which she wrote. She is currently working on a number of projects for 2017.
Henry Martin is an award-winning writer from Tipperary. His work has been shown at Theatre 503, Arcola Theatre, Roundhouse, Latitude Festival, and Fishamble Theatre. He has been nominated for various awards including the Adopt a Playwright Award, Perfect Pitch Award, and Red Planet Prize. His book on the painter Agnes Martin will be published in 2018 by Schaffner Press.
Joan Somers Donnelly is a Dublin-based theatre maker. She has worked as a director, assistant director, and performer in Dublin and Berlin, and has led workshops and created performance with groups including youth clubs, migrant communities, addiction recovery groups, and actors with intellectual disabilities. She is interested in improvisation, collaboration, increasing access to art-making, and creating new relationships with audiences.
Joanne Ryan is a Limerick-based actor and theatre maker and performance graduate of Trinity College, London. She was nominated for an Irish Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2014 for her performance in Bottom Dog Theatre’s What Happened Bridgie Cleary. Her one-woman multi-media play Eggsistentialism, which she both wrote and performed, presented in Belltable and Tiger Dublin Fringe in 2016 and an extensive national tour is scheduled for autumn this year.
John Galvin is a multimedia artist and designer. He holds a BA in Fine Art from LSAD and an MA in Music Technology from the University of Limerick. He recently completed a PhD by Practice in New Media Art, also in the University of Limerick. His multi-disciplinary practice includes digital video works, audio-visual installations, visual and sound design for theatre and opera and electroacoustic composition.
Liam McCarthy is from Limerick. His plays include A Talent for Lying (Brighton and Camden Fringes, Dublin, Limerick), This Night (various radio stations) and Falling (Belltable, shortlisted Eamon Keane Award.) He has worked as an actor with many companies in Ireland, the UK and in the USA. Liam is an associate artist of the Mick Lally Theatre with Druid, Galway. He has worked as an assistant programmer for the Ark, Dublin, and has written for both a Younger Theatre and Broadway Baby. Liam studied Drama and English at Trinity College, Dublin, and at UC Berkeley, California.
Maeve Stone directs plays adapted from literary texts with an emphasis on musical innovation, feminist critique and interdisciplinary collaboration. Resident Assistant Director, The Abbey Theatre (2012), Associate Director, Pan Pan Theatre (2014-16). Credits include Left Behind, The Meeting House, Wake. Upcoming: Collaboration with THE RABBLE theatre company in Melbourne. She is a member of #WakingTheFeminists and co-founder of Change of Address Collective, working to connect artists and refugees.
Mags O’Donoghue is a Limerick based Production & Stage Manager. Career highlights include Waiting for Godot, The Yalta Game (Gate Theatre); Fisherman’s Son, Don Juan in Hell (Limerick Theatre Hub); Noye’s Fludde (St Mary’s Cathedral); Special Olympics Ireland, International Eucharistic Congress (Arcana); Charolais (Bigger Picture Projects), On the Wire, Separation (Wildebeest). She is currently pursuing her MA in Festive Arts at the Irish World Academy.
Rob Moloney is a composer and sound designer. His recent composition and sound design credits include The Ireland Trilogy, It’s Not Over and The Game (THEATREclub), Traitor (That Lot), Under Milk Wood and The Lonesome West (Blood In The Alley Productions), Rarity (Tonnta Music), Coppélia (Ballet Ireland), and Between Trees and Water (Painted Bird Productions), nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Sound Design.