Cliona Dukes General Manager
Clíona is currently the General Manager at The Gaiety School of Acting. Prior to that she was General Manager of Storytellers Theatre Company and produced many plays with them over her 6 years in charge. She has worked in PR with GM Publicity, Box Office, Front of House and Marketing with The Civic Theatre, administration with Theatre Forum and First Call Management and Production with The Olympia Theatre.E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Lee Course Coordinator
Karen Lee has had a close working relation with the Gaiety School of Acting since 2002. She has worked in various positions as a Drama Tutor, Marketing Manager and Coordinator at the school. Karen trained as an Actor in Inchicore College of Further Education and in addition to her love of theatre has several years experience in arts administration. In the past she has worked with Communicate, Locus Theatre Company and is currently working on a fundraising initiative with Barnardos ‘Under My Bed’ to be staged in Smock Alley Theatre in 2014.E: email@example.com
Pace Borza-Butterly Marketing Manager
Pace joined the team in January 2012 and is responsible for all marketing and press activities in the school including all on-line communication and social media tools. In addition to over 7 years experience of Sales & Marketing in the Arts, Pace has a BA in History of Art & English from UCD, a MA in Museum & Heritage Studies from UU and a Professional Diploma in PR & Branding from London School of PR.E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Avril Crotty Marketing Manager (Acting)
Avril joined the marketing and PR team at the Gaiety School of Acting in August 2012. Here, she oversees all online communications, social media as well as marketing and press activities for the school. She has previously worked in London in the music publishing industry after completing her Masters in Music Business Management from the University of Westminster. In addition to this she holds a Bachelors Degree in Music from the C.I.T. Cork School of Music and is a member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland. Avril is also a classically trained cellist and continues to perform and teach music in her spare time.E: email@example.com
Anna Kadzik-Bartoszewska Educate & Outreach Cooridnator
Originally from Karkow, Poland Anna Kadzik-Bartoszewska holds a BA in Art History from the the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, M.Arch Sc. in Architecture, College of Architecture, MA in History from Pontifical University of John Paul II and a PhD in Art History from University College Dublin. She has taught in UCD, worked at the Chester Beatty Library and joined the Gaiety School of Acting team in August 2012. She coordinates our outreach drama workshops in Primary and Post-Primary schools and specially tailored sessions for Higher Education Level, Corporate and Language schools.E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aishling O'Donoghue Receptionist
Aishling trained in Media Makeup in the Somerset College of Art and Technology. Since her return to Ireland in 2002 she has worked at the Gaiety School of Acting. As well as working front of house Aishling has also work as a Make-up Artist on some of the Graudation plays (Universal Export-Day Shift, A.S.L.).E: email@example.com
Ruthie Edgeworth Evening Receptionist
Ruthie joined the staff of The Gaiety School in Acting in 2012 having completed an MA in Arts and Heritage Management at The Waterford Institute of Technology. While her background is music, she developed a love for theatre while working with Gúna Nua Theatre Company. Previous to that, Ruthie worked as Arts Manager at Christ Church Cathedral Waterford and in an organisational capacity with New Music Week, a contemporary classical music festival held annually in Waterford. In her spare time, she continues to perform and teach music.
Tony McCleane Fay Artistic Director of GSA, Cork
Tony McCleane Fay is the Artistic Director at the Granary Theatre will be heading up the GSA operation at Cork from September 2012. HE has been with the Granary Theatre since 2003. He has an MA in Drama & Theatre Studies, Theatre and Performance from UCC and is a Board Member of National Association of Youth Drama.
Donal Courtney Stagecraft, Sight Reading, Comedy Improv, AFC
Donal trained at the Gaiety School of Acting and has qualifications in Combat and Directing from the British Academicy of Dramatic Combat and the University of Ulster. He has worked as a workshop facilitator for a range of public and private organisations including DIAGEO, IES, Kinsale College of Further Education, Kylemore VEC, Young Gaiety Saturday School at the Gaiety School of Acting.
Liam Halligan 2nd year Acting: Shakespeare and Stanislavski
Liam is an established freelance theatre director based in Ireland. He has received numerous awards from the Irish Arts Council to develop his work over the last 10 years. He was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award as Best Director in 2004 for two productions Speaking in Tongues (Quare Hawks) and Rashomon (Storytellers). He trained as an actor at the Stanislavski Studio in the Focus Theatre Dublin under Deirdre O’Connell and Mary Elizabeth Burke Kennedy. Liam has worked with internationally renowned directors such as Lindsay Anderson, Sir Hugh Hunt, Declan Donnellan, Phyllida Lloyd, James Macdonald and Annie Castledine.
Ciaran O'Grady Stage Combat
Ciaran is the Stage Combat Instructor at the Gaiety School of Acting. He is certificed in Unarmed combat, Broadsword, Rapier & Dagger, Knife, Smallsword, Quarterstaff, Sword & Shield , Single-Sword, Fire-Arms, Gladius, Capoeira and Aikido.
Kristian Marken Text, Film & Television & Acting
Kristian has been an actor, director and teacher for over 25 years. A graduate of Olaf College, Minessota, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Sussex, Kristian has been teaching at the Gaiety School of Acting since 2000. He is also Director of Smock Alley Players.
John Delaney Manifesto , Adv. Performance, Youth Theatre
John trained at the Gaiety School of Acting and has taugh with the school for many years. He has been involved in the design of courses at the Gaiety School of Acting and has worked on our outreach programmes with Businesses, Community and Schools
Sharon O'Doherty Mime
Stephanie Courtney Theatre History
Producer/Artistic Director at Fortune’s Fool Productions since 2011. Stephanie teaches Viewpoints for the MA programme at the Gaiety School of Acting/NUI Maynooth and Suzuki & Viewpoints, among other movement variations for actors for the first and second year students in the full time programme at the Gaiety School of Acting, along with theatre history. She also teaches Advanced & Adult Scene Study, Acting for Fun & Director of Shakespeare at The Abbey School of Music & Drama.
Paul Brennan 2nd year Acting: Chekhov Technique
Paul has worked in theatre in Ireland as an actor, director and teacher for over thirty years, and has worked through Chekhov technique in his productions for the past ten years. He currently teaches the technique at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, and has also taught it at universities and professional workshops across Ireland and in Wales.
Angela Murray Outreach (Cork)
Angela Murray has been working as a drama tutor since graduating from D.I.T Conservaotry of Music and Drama with a Higher Diploma in Speech and Drama Studies in 2002. She has worked with outreach schemes in Edinburgh, Dublin and since moving back to Cork in 2004 she has freelanced with many stage schools and youth groups.She has been working with the Gaiety School of Acting since Sept 2007 on a range of different workshops for Adults and Children. Most recently, Angela has been involved with the Gaiety Educate programme in various secondary schools in the Munster area, which involves working through social issues through the forum of theatre and drama.
Antoinette Duffy Advanced Performance, Performance, MA in Theatre
Antoinette Duffy is an honours graduated from both the MA Drama Studies Programme in UCD and the Theatre Studies Course in Maynooth College. Duffy works as a director and as a teacher of process drama and drama in performance, with a particular interest in the physicality of the performer.
Russell Smith Voice and Singing
Russell graduated from GSA in 1997 and has been teaching Singing, Voice and Acting at the school since 2000. His Specialties include Vocal coaching, Singing coaching, Acting Coaching, Piano accompaniment, Musical composition, Piano & Guitar coaching.
Charlotte Harrison Page to Stage
Charlotte Harrison completed a degree in Drama and Theatre studies in 1996 from Trinity College.Charlotte was Artistic Director of the Gaiety School of Acting, Youth Theatre Company from 2007 to 2011. During this time she also co-wrote and directed an original play, “Never Is An Awfully Long Time”, which was performed as part of a youth theatre festival in London in 2011. Charlotte has been a tutor in The Gaiety School of Acting since 2005.
David Scott Performance Theatre Company, Meisner & Memory
David Scott is an Australian born actor, writer, director and acting teacher. He has worked extensively as a professional actor in both Australia and Ireland on television, stage and film, appearing in such programs as “All Saints”, “Water Rats” and “Home and Away” in Australia, and “The Clinic”, “Fair City”, “Damage”, “The Tudors” (series 2 and 4), “Game of Thrones” and “The Vikings” since arriving in Ireland in 2004. David has been Director of the Performance Theatre Company at the Gaiety School of Acting and has taught for many theatre companies, drama groups and organisations across Ireland.
Gene Rooney Introduction to Drama, Improvisation
Jim Roche Young Gaiety Tutor, Outreach
An actor and drama facilitator Jim also teaches on our Young Gaiety Saturday School
Maureen White Acting for Full Time
Michelle Read Dramatic Writing
Michelle is a playwright, theatre-maker and dramaturg. She has worked professionally in theatre in Ireland since 1991 as an actor, producer and writer. Michelle completed a masters in screenwriting from the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire in 2005 and a second masters in dramaturgy from Goldsmiths College, London in 2010. She has been the dramatic writing tutor at the Gaiety School of Acting since 2008.
Pat Nolan Acting for Camera
Pat Nolan has appeared as an actor in many T. V., Theatre and Film Productions, although he is best known for his role as Barry O’Hanlon in Fair City. He won the International Rose d’Or Festival for Best Soap Actor in 2005.
Roger Gregg Voice-Over
Roger Gregg is an award winning playwright, composer, audio-producer and actor. Over the past 28 years he has written plays and music for many theatre companies such as TEAM, The American National Audio Theatre Festival, Graffiti Theatre, The Razor Edge and The Gaiety School of Acting. His plays have also been produced abroad by companies in Germany, Australia and the US. In 2010 he was nominated for Best Sound Design in The Irish Times Theatre Awards for BARRABAS’s production ‘Johnny Patterson – The Singing Irish Clown’.
Jimmy Fay Advanced Page to Stage
Jimmy Fay has worked with the Abbey Theatre for many years and was acting Literary Director from 2007 to 2008. During this time he won the Best Director ‘Irish Times Theatre Award’ for his production of ‘Saved’. He was the first director of the Dublin Fringe Festival, which he co-founded with Bedrock Productions.
Gemma Doorly Acting for Camera
Gemma is an actress, writer and director. In 2007, she was nominated for a Best Actress IFTA for the film ‘A Song For Rebecca’ but she is probably best known for playing ‘Sarah O’Leary’ in RTE soap Fair City for ten years. In 2004, she wrote the play ‘The Robb’d That Smiles’, Focus Theatre Dublin 2004 & Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast 2006, which was nominated for The Jayne Snow award 2004 Best New Play at the Dublin Fringe 2004 Most recently her play W.A.G which she also directs and performs in, is continuing to tour around Ireland. She wrote and directed short film ‘The Baby Brother’. Gemma also teaches Acting For Camera at the Irish Film Academy.
Iseult Golden Make a Play / Devising
Iseult Golden is an actor, writer and director and is a founder member of Inis Theatre Company.Iseult has performed in a wide variety of theatre productions ranging from Shakespeare to Stoppard. Her television credits include Fair City, The Clinic and The Importance of Being Whatever for RTE and Ri Ra and Aifric for TG4.
Helena Walsh Voice & Dialect Tutor
Karina Melvin Musical Theatre - Young Gaiety
Diane Richardson Dance
Diane holds a MA in theatre studies having graduated from UCD with First Class
Honours. She began her dance training at the Irish National College of Dance,
Blackrock and further studied in London, Amsterdam and New York. She is a highly
experienced choreographer in the musical theatre genre as well as having worked
with many leading theatre companies. She is also Ireland’s foremost practitioner of
the art of rhythm tap having studied with Charles ‘Honi’Coles, the late Gregory Hines
and Heather Cornell. Diane has also studied with tap masters, Brenda Bufalino and
She travels regularly to New York where she attends the NYCTapFestival and also
trains with Heather Cornell of Manhattan Tap.
Pat Kiernan Page to Stage & Advanced Page to Stage (Cork)
Pat founded Corcadorca in 1991, recognising that it was the only way he was going to work in the city. Pat has directed over 30 productions for Corcadorca, seeing the work performed in every theatre in the city as well in non-theatre venues such as Sir Henry’s (‘A Clockwork Orange’), Cork City Goal (‘A Christmas Carol’), and Atkins Garden Centre (‘Phaedra’s Love’). Outdoor productions include ‘The Trial of Jesus’ on Patrick’s Hill and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Fitzgerald’s Park and Fota Gardens. ‘Disco Pigs’, directed by Pat, received Best Production at Dublin Theatre Festival 1996, Scotland on Sunday’s Critics Award, Edinburgh Festival 1997 and the Observer Play of the Year 1997. In 2002 Pat directed ‘Mix it Up’ by Ray Scannell and, in 2003, the workshop production ‘Love’ in the Guys building for the Cork Midsummer Festival. Pat also directed ‘Snap’ by Ger Bourke in the IAWS warehouse, Albert Quay in Cork. ‘Snap’ was also staged in Dublin as part of the Fringe Festival.