I am a theatre and opera director from Dublin, Ireland.
I trained on Rough Magic's SEEDS programme and on the National Theatre Directors' Course in London. I was a Young Artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2014 and 2015.
Most recently I developed a touring production of King Lear for Festival in a Van, following a version of Romeo & Juliet in autumn 2020. Pre-Covid, I directed a new revival of Noelle Brown and Michele Forbes' POSTSCRIPT for a tour to London and a revival of To Hell in a Handbag at the newly-restored Bewleys Cafe Theatre in Dublin. During the 2019-2020 season I remounted Tomer Zvulun's production of Silent Night in Salt Lake City, and was at work on his Eugene Onegin for Palm Beach Opera when the cancellations began in March 2020. Work on productions of Thais for Utah Opera and Paper Boat (a new opera by Elaine Agnew and Jessica Traynor for Galway 2020) was likewise interrupted.
For the 2018-19 season I was the The Jerry & Dulcy Rosenberg Resident Stage Director at the Atlanta Opera. During the season I remounted Silent Night at Austin Opera, as well as working on Charlie Parker's Yardbird, West Side Story, Eugene Onegin, Maria de Buenos Aires and La Traviata in Atlanta. This was followed by a summer in Cork, where I directed the third part of Ulysses Opera Theatre's The House Trilogy, and the female version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple at the Everyman.
I studied at Trinity College, Dublin, at Royal Holloway in London, and at the School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA. I lived in Tokyo for two years, on a Japanese Government Scholarship at Waseda University. While I was in Japan I spent over a year studying with director Yukio Ninagawa. My book about him was published in 2020 by The Arden Shakespeare. An updated paperback version came out in September 2021.