Co-Writer & Actor Bairbre Ní Chaoimh has performed extensively on stage, film, TV and radio. She received an Actor’s Craft Award at the First Run Film Festival in New York and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for roles in The Shaughraun and Playboy of the Western Word for Druid Theatre and in Drama At Inish for The Abbey Theatre. Bairbre and her co-writer, Yvonne Quinn, wrote the very successful Stolen Child.
Actor Malachy Mc Kenna trained at the Focus Stanislavski Studio, Dublin, under the late Deirdre O’ Connell. Theatre credits include: Where The Willow Meets The Ash, (Viking Theatre) I Keano (Lane Productions), Stolen Child (Calypso), A Christmas Carol (Gate Theatre), MacBecks (Olympia Theatre), Tillsonburg (Focus Theatre), Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire and Cúirt An Mheanoíche (Abbey Theatre). Film and TV includes Michael Collins, Veronica Guerin, King Arthur, A Soldiers Song and Klondike.
Director Joan Sheehy has worked as an actor in theatre, television and film for over 30 years, performing with all the leading Irish theatre companies and touring nationally and internationally. She has also directed some acclaimed productions, Whitby (Bram Stoker Festival), The Match Box (Galway International Arts Festival), The Colleen Bawn Trials (Limerick City of Culture), Anything But Love (Belltable Arts Centre) and Buck Jones and the Body Snatchers (Dublin Theatre Festival)
Set Designer Naomi Faughnan is a multi-disciplinary Designer, Maker, Stylist and Tutor
working in Theatre, Film, TV and Fashion.
Sound Designer Ewan Cowley’s recent theatre work includes productions at Peacock Theatre at the Abbey Theatre (Girls Like That) and Bewley’s Café Theatre (Dinner In Mulberry Street, Strutting and Fret-ting). In 2017 he and fellow Irish composer Joe Csibi composed the score for the award winning short film Kubrick By Candlelight by David O’Reilly. In 1989 he was appointed creative director at Rochas, where he remained for 12 years, designing women’s wear and accessories, and overseeing menswear, perfumes and licenses.
Costume Designer Peter O’ Brien is an internationally renowned designer whose skills were honed in the ateliers of Paris. He worked at Christian Dior under Marc Bohan, at Givenchy, and as a senior designer at Chloe. In recent years he has designed award-winning costumes for several productions at The Gate Theatre and The Abbey including Gatsby, A Woman Of No Importance and The Talk Of The Town.