Lisa Walsh - Writer.
Lisa began writing as a
participant on the Write On Project in Axis, Ballymun in 2013. She wrote two
monologues The Lift and Baths and Chester Slices. The Lift
piece was awarded best monologue at the Underground Film Festival in September
2015 performed by Anto Seery. Following this, the monologues were performed by
Anto as a support act to Peter Sheridan’s Are you having A Laugh?! Tour
in 2015. She wrote Love In The Wild in 2016. She has participated and
completed Fishamble Theatres Playwriting Course, The Wild Writers Course and
The Write On Project.
Lisa qualified as a social worker as a mature student in 1999. She is currently working in child protection having previously worked as a medical social worker and an addiction worker. She has also worked in various areas of the performing arts for many years including theatre production, stage management and writing. Her previous work includes production management on The Seafarer, Risen People, Irish Council for Civil Liberties Film Awards and Rediscover Fashion Shows. She was event manager on many Ballymun community events, launches and conferences. Lisa also has experience working on the research, marketing and promotion of many Axis Ballymun theatre/festival events including LIFT Youth Arts Festival, Bealtaine, Threads Dance Programme and The Write On Project.
Anto Seery - Performer.
In 2012, as a mature student, Anto went back to college and studied Theatre & Performing arts at Colaiste Dhulaigh, graduating with distinction in May 2014.
Anto was awarded best actor in the Underground
Cinema Film Festival Actors Showcase 2015.
As well as his work as an actor, Anto also works in the theatre industry in various production roles. Production credits include Are You Havin’ A Laugh, Minding Frankie, Meet The Quare Fellow, Wrong Turn At Lungfish, The Confirmation Suit.
Peter Sheridan - Director
The author of several plays, among them, No Entry (1976), The Liberty Suit (in collaboration with Gerard Mannix Flynn, 1977), Emigrants (1978), Bust (1982), Diary of a Hunger Strike (1982), Mother of All the Behans (from the book by Brian Behan, 1987), and Finders Keepers (2005). The plays were seen in Dublin, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Edinburgh. Directing credits include brother Jim's Mobile Homes at Project Arts Centre, A Child's Christmas in Wales, Abbey Theatre, Diary of a Hunger Strike, Los Angeles Theatre Centre, Shades of the Jelly Woman, Irish Arts Centre New York, Somewhere Over the Balcony, Drill Hall, London and Peacock Theatre, I Keano, Olympia Theatre, The Shawshank Redemption, Gaiety Theatre, Dancing Shoes, Grand Opera House Belfast and Beyond the Brooklyn Sky, Garter Lane and on tour.
Wrote a series of memoirs based around his family, beginning with 44: A Dublin Memoir, Forty-Seven Roses and Break A Leg. In between those his first novel, Big Fat Love, was published. Film work includes The Breakfast, which won a Rocky at Banff and co-wrote and directed the feature Borstal Boy, based on the book by Brendan Behan.
Awards include The Rooney Prize for Literature, 1977. Peter was also the Abbey Theatre's Writer in Residence in 1980; and with brother Jim, was joint artistic director of the Project Arts Centre,1975-81. More recently he has been Artist in Residence at Farmleigh House. He has written and performed a number of solo shows based on his books, including Forty-Seven Roses and 44 Seville Place. Commissioned by One City/One Book and funded by Dublin City Council, he wrote and performed Are You Havin' A Laugh at Bewley's cafe theatre in 2016,
Elected a member of Aosdana, an affiliation of Ireland's leading artists, in 2014.
Kate Moylan - Set Designer.
Originally from Kilkenny, Kate
graduated from Limerick School of Art & Design with a BA in Sculpture and
Combined Media. Having worked in the
theatre industry for several years, Kate received a scholarship for a Masters
Degree at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. After receiving her
Masters, Kate returned to Dublin to begin her career as a production and
costume designer. Over the past 5 years, Kate has built up an impressive body
of work in theatre, film, commercial, event and music industry. Some of her
theatre designs include the Irish premier of ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at the Gaiety
Theatre and several touring shows which include ‘Bailegangaire’, ‘Galway Girl’
and ‘Kings of the Kilburn High Road’.
You can see all of her work at www.katemoylan.com
Conleth White - Lighting Design.
Conleth has lit many site specific/installation pieces such as The Tempest (Kilmainham Gaol); Binlids, DubbelJoint, in Whiterock, Belfast and Angel Orenzans Centre, New York; the Field Day/Tinderbox co-production of Stewart Parker’s Northern Star in the First Presbyterian Church for Belfast Festival 1998; Belfast By Moonlight, Kabosh in St. Georges Church 2013 and The Only Jealousy of Emer in 14 Henrietta St, Dublin 2015.
Other diverse work has included, in the Millennium Forum, Derry, imagery/light for Translations (directed Adrian Dunbar, also in the Kings, Edinburgh), imagery/light for Tejas Verdes & POENA 5X1 (Inside-Intelligence, Edinburgh Festival 2013/6), set/light/imagery for the 36th (Ulster) Division Memorial committee presentation of From The Shipyard To The Somme in East Belfast. He toured lighting to swimming-pools in Belgrade, Taiwan, Denmark and the UK with Big Telly’s productions of The Little Mermaid (2005/6).
Recent theatre work has included set, costume, imagery & light for ‘Entitled’ written & directed by Fionnuala Kennedy of Macha (The Mac 2017), set/imagery/light for ‘Belfast Rising’ & ‘Che Guevara’ (Brassneck), lighting for Co-motion’s The Leaves of Heaven by Pat McCabe in The Complex, Dublin and Tera Nova’s Belfast Tempest in T13, Belfast.
Since 2012 he has been involved in the Moving Bodies Festival of Live Art and Butoh in Dublin & Turin. Recently he created imagery for Kabosh’s dramatic reading of North by Seamus Heaney in the Seamus Heaney Home Place (2017). https://conlethwhite.com/
Gavin Beattie - Graphic Designer.
Gavin Beattie is a Wicklow based
Graphic Designer / Illustrator / Screenprint artist. As well as producing his
own design and illustration work, Gavin is a screen print artist and co-founder
of Tiny Little Horse - a design and poster art collective producing limited
edition, hand-screenprinted posters for various bands touring and playing
Gavin is also the founder of Irish Art Prints who design and print posters and cards that hark back to the glory days of vintage, screen printed tourism advertising from the 20th Century. Gavin’s work has appeared in many shows including Absolut DIY, Flatstock Europe (Hamburg) 2009/10/14/16, Proof Print Club, 2014, Offset 2010/11/12 (Dublin), “Gigposters” (Kentucky Museum of Art), Synth Eastwood: Flags (Dublin), Oscillations (Belfast) and more recently has had several pieces archived in the collection at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany.
Robert Flood - Cinematographer.
Robert Flood was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. After studying photography
and fine art in the National College of Art & Design, he went on to find
himself working in the Camera Department in the Irish Film industry. Since then
he has worked on many Features, Shorts, Commercials and Music Videos. His work
has taken him to many countries and has given him the chance to assist many
great cinematographers including Christopher Doyle and Larry Smith B.S.C.
He brings his unique talents and eye to every job and is always striving to learn from all walks of life continuously looking for elements that he can adapt and use in his creative expression. Robert’s latest film CELLAR DOOR, staring Karen Hassan and Catherine Walker, is due to be released in 2018.