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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor – Actor

Tom graduated with a degree in Drama Studies at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin and continued his training at RADA. Theatre credits include The Quare Fellow directed by Kathy Burke (Oxford Stage Company), Translations directed by Sean Holmes (National Theatre, London), The Fielddirected by Roisin McBrinn (Tricyle Theatre) and This Lime Tree Bower directed by Yael Shavit (Young Vic).

Tom appeared at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin as Christy Mahon in The Playboy of the Western Worldwhich also toured North America. His other performances include Lyngstrand in Ibsen’s The Lady From The Sea directed by Lucy Bailey at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Joseph Surface in The School for Scandal directed by Jimmy Fay at the Abbey Theatre, Len in Edward Bond’s Saved directed by Jimmy Fay in the Peacock Theatre and the Dauphin in Henry V directed by Jonathan Munby at the Manchester Royal Exchange, for which he was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award. READ MORE


Mark O’Rowe – Writer and Director

Mark O’Rowe is a playwright and film writer whose second play, Howie the Rookie, won the George Devine Award when it premiered at the Bush Theatre in 1999.   It also won the Irish Times Best New Play Award and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.

In 2007 he wrote Terminus, a series of interlocking monologues, which received rave reviews when it opened at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre and won a Fringe First when it transferred to the Edinburgh Festival in 2008.  It undertook a major world tour in 2011, touring for five months to the US, UK and Australia. READ MORE

Paul Wills – Designer

THE LIGHTNING CHILD (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre); DI AND VIV AND ROSE(Hampstead Theatre); FINDING NEVERLAND (Leicester Curve Theatre); DRUM BELLY(Abbey Theatre Dublin); ORPHEUS DESCENDING (Manchester Exchange); MAKING NOISE QUIETLY, ANNA CHRISTIE (Donmar Warehouse); BEN HUR (Watermill);INTERMEZZO (Buxton Festival);MY FAIR LADY, A NUMBER (Sheffield Crucible/ Chichester Festival), THE SECOND MRS. TANQUERAY (Set, Rose Theatre, Kinston);BLUE/ORANGE (Sheffield Theatre/ tour) and GLADIATOR GAMES (Sheffield Crucible/ Theatre Royal Stratford East); A NUMBER (Fugard Theatre, Capetown); DOCTOR FAUSTUS (Globe); A NUMBER (Menier); DI AND VIV AND ROSE, THE STOCK DA’WA(Hampstead Studio); NOVECENTO (Donmar Warehouse season at Trafalgar Studios); READ MORE


Sinéad McKenna – Lighting Designer

Sinéad is one of Ireland’s most in-demand lighting designers.

She won the prestigious Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design For Semper Fi’s Ladies and Gents, which has toured cities throughout the world.  She was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her design of Improbable Frequency in 2009.  Recent designs include:Macbeth at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast; Quietly at The Peacock Theatre; The Titanic Boys; for Martin Lynch, The Plough And The Stars for The Abbey, Greener for Landmark Productions; and Dubliners for The Corn Exchange at the 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival. Other recent theatre designs include The Magic Flute for Opera Theatre Company; 16 Possible Glimpses (Abbey); Alice In Funderland (Abbey);Faith Healer (Town Hall, Galway). READ MORE

         Phillip Stewart – Sound Design

Philip has contributed music and sound design to a broad spectrum of genres including theatre, dance, documentaries and short films.  Recent credits include original music and sound design for The Talk of the Town (Hatch Theatre Company, Landmark Productions and Dublin Theatre Festival); original music for The Speckled People by Hugo Hamilton at the Gate Theatre; and original music for the Abbey Theatre’s critically-acclaimed staging of Tom Murphy’s The House.  READ MORE


Landmark Productions – Producer

Landmark Productions is one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers.  Established by Anne Clarke on 2003, the company produces wide-ranging and ambitious work in Ireland and tours Irish work abroad.

Recent productions include the world premieres of Emma Donoghue’s The Talk of the Town (in conjunction with Hatch Theatre Company and Dublin Theatre Festival) and Colm Tóibín’s Testament (with Dublin Theatre Festival).  Landmark co-produced Enda Walsh’s Misterman, starring Cillian Murphy, with Galway Arts Festival.  The production subsequently toured to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York and played for six weeks at the National Theatre in London.

Landmark Productions received the Judges’ Special Award in The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for 2011, in recognition of its ‘sustained excellence in programming and for developing imaginative partnerships to bring quality theatre to the Irish and international stage.’

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