DUBLIN CREATIVE TEAM

ALAN KING (Director)

Directing credits include the smash hit Small Plastic Wars for Dublin Fringe Festival (Show In A Bag) Centre Culturel Irlandais and Irish Tour. Rundown, The Indian Wants the Coombe, Never The Sinner, Bug, On An Average Day and Coyote On A Fence (Purple Heart), The End of The Beginning, And They Used To Star in Movies, Rebecca’s Robin and Missing Football (Bewley’s Theatre), It’s A Podge and Rodge Show (Vicar Street) Fireworks (Tall Tales), Club Europa and Mind Your Fingers,(Calipo) Winner of Jayne Snow Award, Dublin Fringe Festival. The Award winning Waiting for IKEA; 1st Irish Festival NY (Nominee for Best Actress), National Tour and Nominee Fishamble New Writing Award, Nominee Bewley’s Café Theatre Award at Dublin Fringe Fest 2007, Irish National tour/New Diorama Theatre London and The Trojan Women (The Core Dublin) Winner Irish Times Theatre Award-Best Costume. As an actor, Alan has worked with Passion Machine, Red Kettle, Rough Magic, Corn Exchange, Pan Pan, TEAM, Axis Ballymun, Civic Theatre Tallaght, Fishamble, Tall Tales and Second Age amongst others. He has worked extensively in film, TV and radio. Credits include, Inside I’m Dancing, Saltwater, Studs, Fair City, and Love Is the Drug and Trivia, Red Rock. Alan was a member of Dublin Youth Theatre and continues to have a long association with the organization. He was Artistic Director of Bewley’s Café Theatre from 2005-07 and formerly executive producer of Purple Heart Theatre Co from 1999-2005. He is currently the Youth Theatre Officer for Youth Theatre Ireland. In 2012 he was selected to be a participant of the Next Stage, run through Theatre Forum Ireland and Dublin Theatre Festival. He is currently producing the National Youth Theatre production to be staged at The Peacock Theatre in August.

LISA KRUGEL (Stage Manager)

Lisa holds a HND in Technical Theatre (Inchicore College of Further Education) and a Diploma in Speech and Drama Studies (DIT). She has worked as a Stage Manager for many years, in Dublin and on tour, with companies such as ANU, Liz Roche Company, The New Theatre, Dead Centre, Red Kettle, and Classic Stage Ireland.She also works as a Set/Costume Designer, being one of the first graduates of The Lir's MFA in Stage Design.Some recent design credits include: Set and Costumes for I AM A CAMERA, DAMASCUS, and THE UGLY ONE (The Lir). Set for IRELAND SHED A TEAR? (The New Theatre), TEMPTRESS (Speckintime/High Seas), and THE MOTHERF*CKER WITH THE HAT (Orion Productions)

URSULA Mc GINN ( Assistant Director)

Ursula is a Director, Deviser and Designer in her final year of Drama and Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin. Her recent directing credits include: Nothing (Samuel Beckett Theatre, December 2016), an extract of Ross & Rachel (Samuel Beckett Theatre, March 2016) and Fresh (Players Theatre, October 2015). Her most recent assistant directing credit includes How to be a Superhero (Scene & Heard, February 2017). Her devising and development credits include How to be a Superhero (Smock Alley, Scene and Heard 2017), Efficiacy 84 (Samuel Beckett Theatre 2017), On Corporation Street (ANU and HOME MCR 2016), Briseis After the Black (Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016) and Half Light (Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016, Winner of First Fortnight Award). She is an outgoing member of Dublin Youth Theatre and a founding member of Bombinate Theatre

EAMON FOX ( Lighting Designer)

Recent work includes The Nutcracker (Ballet Ireland), Noel - A Musical (Wexford Opera House), The Provoked Wife & Children of the Sun (The Lir) My Real Life for Theatre Royal Productions. For the National Theatre, The Wasteground PartyStones In His Pockets (for The Gaiety & Touring) and The Field (Gaiety Theatre) for Pat Moylan Productions. Dance lighting designs include Swimming With My Mother & Boxes (original & revised 2009) for Cois Ceim Dance Theatre, In This Moment, Fall & Recover for Irish Modern Dance Theatre. For The National Youth Theatre, It Only Ever Happens In The Movies, A Dream Play, The Seagull, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (The Peacock Theatre)  & The Old Lady Says No! at The Samuel Beckett Centre.The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, King Lear & Hamlet (nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award) for Second Age Theatre Company and Observe the sons of Ulster… towards the Somme for Nomad Theatre Network.For Calypso Production’s, Talking To Terrorists, I Have Before me…, Five Kinds of Silence (nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award), Master Harold and The Boys. Hot for Theatre Productions, Eternal Rising of The Sun.

SHANE FITZMAURICE (Sound Design)

Shane has been a performer, tech and lighting and sound designer for over 20 years. Working in theatre, film and his box room, Shane has produced sound for countless shows including recently “Lockout”, “The Boys” and “Hamlet” all in the New Theatre. He has toured and performed as part of “The Cuban Brothers”, lost count of how many comedians he worked for in the Laughter Lounge and the Edinburgh festival. He has designed lighting for “Foil Arms and Hog”, Al Porter and Whipping Boy. He is currently playing guitar and synth in the Dublin band “I am a Car Crash”.

LINDA MOONEY (Hair Design)

PATRICIA MUSTARD (Costume Design)

RACHEL SHEAHAN ( Dance Choreography)

Rachel holds a certificate in dance from Sallynoggin College and she trained full time in Bull Alley Theatre for four years. She also holds a certificate in solo acting from the Guild Hall London School of music and drama. She is T.C.R.G with An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha and is a qualified Irish dancing teacher and Zumba fitness instructor.

DAN DEMELLO (Press Representative)

Dan has publicized hundreds of Off-Broadway productions and dozens of major events in New York City. His current clients include Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Working Theater, NY Deaf Theatre, Wheelhouse Theatre Company, Nightmare NYC, The Theater Center in Times Square and two of NYC’s longest running productions: The Fantasticks Perfect Crime. He is also the publicist for the one of the world’s leading gay dating apps, Scruff. 

TREVOR MURPHY Photography, promo video & production stills.

Trevor Murphy is a freelance shooter and editor working in New York City. Originally from Ireland, he studied at Ballyfermot college in Dublin and has worked internationally in Europe, Australia and the US, across all fields in film, production to post production. His clients include New York Magazine, Tommy Hilfiger, The Plaza Hotel, BBC, ESPN, A & E, Time Warner, Disney, Spike TV, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Vevo. He also worked on all three Zeitgeist movies written and directed by Peter Joseph. He is currently co directing and shooting  a short film in New York, You Are Beautiful written by Gary Duggan ( Amber TV Series)  Trevor has several short films going into production this year. www.trevormurphy.tv 

PRODUCING TEAM

GEOGRANNE ALDRICH HELLER (Producer)

Georganne produced the NYpremier of The Last Days of Cleopatra.She is the president of Irish Theatre & Film Production, the company is devoted to presenting the work of new Irish playwrights. Recent credits include the Laurence Olivier Award Winning winning Silent in London (in association with Fishamble)  Underneath and Silent by Pat Kinevane for US/ UK. Mark O' Rowe's Howie The Rookie at BAM NY in association with IAC and Anne Clarke. Who’s Your Daddy?  (Irish Rep,NY). More credits include the Award winning site specific NY production of Ladies & Gents performed in NY's Central Parks “Public Toilets”, RockdovesBelfast BluesA Night in NovemberThe Kings of the Kilburn High Road, Limerick On My Mind (Frank McCourt), Molloy, Red Roses & Petrol (Joseph O' ConnorPublic Enemy (with Kenneth Branagh), Remembrance (with Milo O’Shea) and transfer to Broadway. My Old FriendsMother of All The Beans with Rosaleen Linehan). The TV show Falcon's Gold and the feature film, Red Roses & Petrol, (with Malcolm McDowell).She was one of the original co-founders of Women In Film, as well as running her own PR agency (clients included Burbank Film Studios). Georganne serves on the Board of Directors to The Irish Arts Center in New York for over twenty five years. www.georgannealdrichheller.com

ON THE QUAYS (Producer)

Founded in September 2016 by a group of artists from varying backgrounds, On The Quays is a new international production company based in New York City. Dedicated to creating and producing work in theatre, film, and digital media, and with a belief that collaboration is at the heart of all good artistic ventures, the company is committed to sharing perspectives that promote equality, empathy, and understanding.

NICOLA MURPHY (Associate Producer)

Nicola is a producer, director and actor. She is Co founder of On The Quays Productions. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NY, she is currently studying directing at The Lir and will graduate with a Masters of fine Art in 2017. As producer she has worked with Irish Screen America Film festival, NY & LA, Evolution (Cherry Lane Theatre & 59 E 59), Bleeding on Broadway with Believe theatrical ( Playwrights Horizons, NY), Nobody Suspects a Butterfly with Royal Family Productions (Barrow Group), 3D Hamlet- A Lost generation for Edinburgh fringe, When I was a Girl I used to Scream and Shout ( Fallen Angel Theatre Company) at the Clurman, Theatre Row, NYC) & FLOAT- A short film which she also co wrote and directed.

MICHAEL QUADRINO ( Associate Producer)

Dublin production supported by FRINGELAB at Dublin Fringe Festival

NY CREATIVE TEAM

Tim Ruddy (Director)

Tim Ruddy directed FOR LOVE Off Broadway at The Irish Repertory TheatreAfter Luke When I was God at the Irish Repertory Theatre  He won Best Director Award at the 1st Irish Theatre Festival in 2010. Other directing credits include Sweet by Alicia Frank  at Hudson Guild NYBottom of the Lake by Conor McDermottroe  for BCA, Boston, The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh for The Actors Studio, NYNever in my Lifetime by Shirley Gee at Access Theatre NYRooftop by Tammy McNeill for Hudson Guild NY, One for the Road by Harold Pinter at Studio Theatre, London and Voices from the Liffey by Stephen Brennan (tour to CA). His own play The International  premiered at The Cell as part of 1st Irish Theatre Festival 2013 winning the Best Play and Best Actress Awards He also directed The Cure by Conal Creedon for that festival starring Mick Mellamphy who won the Best Actor Award. The International  was remounted by Origin Theatre Company for an extended run to highly critical acclaim.As an actor Tim has performed many times Off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory TheatreManhattan Theatre ClubThe Irish Arts Center and recently appeared in Chekov's  The Seagull, an adaptation by Tom Kilroy at the Culture Project, NY directed by the legendary Max Stafford ClarkIn his native Ireland he has performed a number of times at The Abbey Theatre as well as others and spent many years on Irelands top TV show, Glenroe. His Film credits include the soon to be released 79 PartsGods and GeneralsGettysburg, WCHeatWishful Thinkers among others. Tim is a proud member of the ACW .

Georganne Aldrich Heller (co producer)

Georganne Aldrich Heller is the president of Irish Theatre and Film Production. Recent theater credits include the premier of Who’s Your Daddy by Johnny O'Callagahn at Victory Theatre in Los Angeles and at the Irish Repertory Theatre in NY. Fishamble's Silent and Forgotten by Pat Kinevane at Irish Arts Center NYC and in LA. The Prophet of Monto by John Paul Murphy for 1st Irish Theater Festival at The Flea Theater nominated for three awards,and winning for Best Actress, the play toured to Dublin. Other credits include, Paul Walker’s multi-award winning Ladies & Gents performed in Central Park’s “Public Toilets”, Marie Jones RockdovesMark O’Rowe’s Howie The Rookie, Geraldine Hughes’s Belfast Blues  UK/West End, Marie Jones’s A Night in November at Douglas Fairbanks Theatre NY, Jimmy Murphy’s The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, Frank McCourt’s Limerick On My Mind, Samuel Beckett’s Molloy with Conor LovettThe NualasJoseph O’ Connor’s Red Roses & Petrol with Frank McCourtKenneth Branagh’s Public Enemy, Remembrance which transferred to Broadway with Milo O’Shea and Frances Sternhagen. Georganne was co-founder of Women In Film, and is a member of International Woman’s Forum. Georganne is also a Trustee on the board of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. She served as Cultural Director for the Borough of Manhattan for five years. Georganne recently received a special proclamation from the Irish Consulate General of New York for her outstanding contributions to Irish Theater in the US and internationally. She has a longstanding fifteen year relationship as a producer with the Irish Arts Center where she serves on their board.Her first feature film, Red Roses & Petrol, with Malcolm McDowell was released internationally. www.georgannealdrichheller.com

Leah S. Abrams  ( Stage Manager)

Leah is the co-founder and executive director of The Custom Made Theatre Company, entering its 16th season in San Francisco this fall.  She has produced upwards of 75 shows, in Boston, San Francisco, and New York.  Recent NYC credits include general & production management for Larry Kirwan's Hard Times at The Cell; director/producer of Mark Eisman's Sightlines, with Darnell Williams, at The Cell, and general & production management for Marianne Driscoll's McGoldrick's Thread at Theatre 80 St. Mark's for 1st Irish Theatre Festival which won the Best Production Award  You can also find her producing Custom Made's monthly reading series at Ryan's Daughter.  

Michael O' Connor ( Lighting designer)

Recent projects include: Douglas Carter Beane's Fairycakes  at AADA,  Bleed at BAMThe Turnat NY City Center, My Fair Lady at Forestburgh Playhouse, Women at Funerals at IATI Theater, All Through The Night at AADA, Blue Room at NYLA, Hurry at Project Arts Center, Dublin Ireland, Who's Your Daddy?  at The Irish Repertory TheaterRed Valley at The New 45th Street Theatre, Good People at AADA, Poem and Secret Mary at NYLA, A Celebration of Harold Pinter at The Irish Repertory Theatre, For Love at The Irish Repertory Theatre, American Clock at AADA, Lend me a Tenor at Gallery Players, New Works Studio at LABryinth Theater Company, Moonfleece at 45th Street Theater, In and Out at Dancespace Project, Oliver at David F Clune Center for The Arts, Snapshot Plays at Theater 54, Coverboy at Dancespace Project, Spring Awakening AADA. Michael is the resident Lighting Designer for The American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC and Tere O' Connor Dance.

Julian Evans ( Sound designer)

Recent Credits include Soulagraphie ( Le Mama) In the Summer Pavillion (59 E 59), Lines in the Dust ( Luna Stage), Two Intimate ( Abingdon Theater), The Golden Year ( Workshop Theater), Hard Times (The Cell), Trouble ( NYMF), Clown Play (NY Fringe), Barcode: The Musical ( NY Fringe), Prophet in Pink (NY Fringe), Parade ( Gallery Players). Julian earned his BA in music production from Carnegie Mellon Universitywww.julianevans.info &audiofiles.bandcamp.com

Christi Mueller Caspe ( Choreography)

Christi Mueller Caspe is a Certified Rolfer™ and lifelong dancer. She seeks to create ease in movement for all bodies and has a Rolfing Structural Integration, Movement RePatterning, and Yoga practice in Manhattan. Her choreography has been presented in multiple venues in the NYC-area, and her work as a dancer has given her the opportunity to dance for many choreographers and companies over the years.  For more about Christi and to learn about Rolfing, visit www.iNeedRolfing.com

Lee Jackson & ARROJO ( Hair Design)

Located in NYC, ARROJO is a multi Award winning brand championing excellence and integrity in the hairdressing industry. Vist: www.arrojonyc.com

Elizabeth Kirby  ( Wardrobe & Make Up supervisor)

Elizabeth was born in North County Dublin. She moved to NYC at the age of 19 to start interning on films in the wardrobe department. Then moved back to Ireland in her mid twenties in which she credits all her period training working in the costume department of the long running Showtime series The Tudors and many other period films, features, short films and commercials. Back in the US, she has worked on all the series of Boardwalk Empire, and recently Steven Spielberg's Lincoln starring Daniel Day LewisWinter's Tale with Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe.

ATEAM.LLC ( Set Design)

Trevor Murphy  ( Photography, stills and Promo )

Trevor Murphy is a freelance shooter and editor working in New York City. Originally from Ireland, he studied at Ballyfermot college in Dublin and has worked internationally in Europe, Australia and the US, across all fields in film, production to post production. His clients include New York Magazine, Tommy Hilfiger, The Plaza Hotel, BBC, ESPN, A & E, Time Warner, Disney, Spike TV, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Vevo. He also worked on all three Zeitgeist movies written and directed by Peter Joseph. He is currently co directing and shooting  a short film in New York, You Are Beautiful written by Gary Duggan ( Amber TV Series)  Trevor has several short films going into production this year. www.trevormurphy.tv or info@trevormurphy.tv

Corina Galvin  ( Social Media & marketing manager) 

Corina is originally from County Mayo in Ireland and is living in New York City since 1995 after graduating from Athlone IT (ATI). She is a conference and event manager at Viacom Media Networks (MTV, VH1, Nickleodean, CMT and others). Corina is also a founding board member and current PRO for the Manhattan Gaels. ( Manhattan Gaels is the first GAA Club to be based in New York's busiest and best-known borough which is home to Wall Street, the Empire State, St. Patrick's Cathedral and lots of other famous landmarks). She also serves on the Executive board of the New York Irish Center in Long Island City Queens. To keep up with all her shenanigans, follow her on Twitter at @mayoCorina.

Tracey Ferguson  ( Communications advisory)

Tracey Ferguson is communications specialist working in Arts and entertainment industry. Tracey currently handles PR and social media for a series of clients including the Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Comedy Festival, Temple Bar Tradfest and The Temple Bar Company. PR for Irish tours including Reginald D. Hunter, Stewart LeeAndrew Maxwell and various theatrical productions. Currently based in Ireland, Tracey previously founded the New York Irish Comedy Festival and produced live events for international clients including Infinity Broadcasting

Dan De Mello  ( Publicist)

Dan has coordinated press campaigns in the United States, Mexico and Canada for over a decade, he's publicized hundreds of Off-Broadway productions and dozens of major events. Current clients include Snapple Theater Center Perfect CrimeThe FantasticksPiggy Nation)Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, The Working TheatrePoint Break Live! Born for Broadway and New York's Most Horrifying Haunted House:Nightmare. He is also the producer of the widely successful NYC Easter attraction Full Bunny Contact, an extreme egg-hunt and twisted Easter Carnival in Manhattan. He works independently under the title DDPR-Daniel Demello Public Relations.