Producer - Breda Cashe
Breda has worked as an independent theatre producer for over 20 years. Having co-founded Lane Productions with Pat Moylan in 1998 the company went on to become one the leading commercial production companies in the country presenting many successful productions in Ireland, the UK, the West End, Australia, New Zealand and France. Notable productions include: The World Premiere of The Shawshank Redemption (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin Irish Tour, Wyndam's Theatre, West End); The Field, (Directed by Joe Dowling, starring Brian Dennehy, Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Irish Tour); Alone It Stands (Dublin, Irish Tour, The Duchess Theatre, West End, The Sydney Opera House, Australian tour, New Zealand Tour); Stones in His Pockets (Gaiety Theatre, Irish Tour). She has also produced for The Dublin Theatre Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, and the Wexford Opera House. In 2013 she produced and directed Tuesdays with Morrie, (Irish Tour, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Gaiety Theatre,Dublin), Alice Devine by Shay Linehan, Little Gem by Elaine Murphy which toured nationally. In April 2015 she co-produced the 50th anniversary of The Field with Pat Moylan and Donal Shiels which was presented at The Gaiety Theatre. Also in Dec 2015 she and The Performance Corporation co-produced a new Chamber Opera based on the James Joyce short story The Dead which premiered at Project Arts Centre. In June 2016 she and Pat Moylan co-produced the Irish Premiere of Driving Miss Daisy (Gaiety Theatre) by Alfred Uhry and also in June, Elvis is My Daddy (The Everyman/Olympia Theatre) with Happy Bag Productions. Apart from touring Minding Frankie again in 2017 she and The Performance Corporation will present a touring production of The Dead in Feb/March.
Writer - Shay Linehan
Shay Linehan is a playwright and Director of Deilg Inis Theatre Company in Dalkey. His plays have found audiences in more than ten countries, including South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. While living in Zambia, he wrote and produced a number of stage plays that toured Southern Africa, including The
Progressive Dinner Party, Headers and Footers, and The Angel
Farm. He has had several plays produced by RTE and twice won PJ
O’Connor awards. One of his dramas went on to represent RTE in
the Prix Europa in Berlin. Goin’ Straight, commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, has been shortlisted for the 2016 PPI Radio Awards. His play, The Cant, about the secrets of an Irish traveller family, won the inaugural McGuire Prize and was produced in America to critical acclaim. He holds the position of Playwright in Residence with The Irish Classical Theatre Company in Buffalo, New York. Shay is delighted to be working again with Breda Cashe, who previously produced Alice Devine.
Peter Sheridan - Director
Peter, one of the founding members of Project Arts Centre, has been involved in the Irish theatre scene for over 40 years as an actor, writer, performer and director. Author of a number of plays & books, among them No Entry, Diary of a Hunger Strike, Children of Eve and Finders Keepers, his book about the family, 44 A Dublin Memoir, was published to great acclaim in 1999 and he followed this with 47 Roses . His most recent book Break A Leg, was published in 2013. Peter regularly tours with his one man theatre shows which are based on his books.
2014 saw Peter elected as a member of
Aosdana and also do a stint as writer in residency at Farmleigh House. In 2015
Commissioned by One City/One Book and funded by Dublin City Council, he wrote Are
You Havin' A Laugh?! Some of Peter’s
directing credits include The Shawshank Redemption, I Keano, Meet The
Quare Fellow, George Best - The Musical, Mother of All The Behans, Beyond
The Brooklyn Sky.
Clare Barrett - Moira Tierney & Stella Dixon
Recent theatre credits include: Centenary (RTE/Cois Ceim); Big Maggie (Druid), The Dead - The Opera(Performance Corporation-Project); The Train (Rough Magic-Lime Tree Theatre/Dublin Theatre Festival) for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the Irish Times Theatre Awards; DruidShakespeare (Druid Theatre Company-Lincoln Festival, New York/National tour), Moll (Verdant-Gaiety Theatre); Beautiful Dreamers (ANU productions/Performance Corporation); I♥Alice♥I (HotForTheatre) Winner of Best Female Performer for this role in the Absolut Fringe Festival 2010; Bernarda’s House (Dowager- Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014) for which she was nominated for Best Female Performer; Crude Mechanicals (Bewley’s Cafe Theatre/Theatre at the Savoy); Happiness (Bewley’s Cafe Theatre/Meath Co.Co.)Assassins (Rough Magic Seeds-Project Arts Centre); A Galway Girl (Bewley's Cafe Theatre/Galway Arts Festival).
She has worked on numerous Radio plays the
latest being A Matter of Modesty (all for RTE Radio One) and her
recent Film/TV work includes The Flag (Centenary Films); Fair City (RTE).
Steve Blount - Noel Lynch
Some theatre credits include; Ghosts, Monsters & Dinosaurs, Only an Apple, Savoy, Tarry Flynn (National Theatre, London), The Wild Duck, Judas of the Gallarus, She Stoops to Folly and The Pauper. (The Abbey Theatre). Hooked (Evil Little Genius, Irish Tour), Far Off Hills (Nomad Irish Tour), Swing (Intl.tour) and Tiny Plays for Ireland I & II (Fishamble: The New Play Company Kennedy centre Wa., & IAC in NY), A Streetcar named Desire (Gate Theatre), Across the Lough (The Performance Corporation), Bogboy (Project Arts Centre & IAC, NY), I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (The Ark), Twenty Four (The Project Theatre), The Temple of Clown (Barabbas), The Night Garden and All My Sons (Northcott Theatre, Exeter), No Place Like Home (Tinderbox, Belfast), The Seagull (Corn Exchange),Oedipus (Gaiety), A Whistle in the Dark (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Melody (Tall Tales), The Sin Eaters (New Balance Dance), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Blue Raincoat), One and Martin Assassin of his wife (Pan Pan), Dirty Dusting (Gaiety, Ireland & UK) Waiting for Lefty (65th Street Theatre, Seattle) and Blythe Spirit (The Theatre Factory, Texas).
Film and television credits include: cheaters, Can't Cope Won't Cope, Moonboy, Titanic,Blood
&Steel. Game of Thrones, The Race, 32A, Single Handed, Prosperity, The
Clinic, Stolen Child, Stardust, Breakfast on Pluto, Fair City, Bachelors
Walk, Glenroe, Agnes Browne, Mad about Mambo, Pips, Johnny loves Suzy and Though
the Sky Falls.