Creatives

Tim Ruddy (Director)

Tim Ruddy directed Laoisa Sexton's debut play FOR LOVE Off Broadway at The Irish Repertory Theatre.He also directed After Luke When I was God at the Irish Repertory Theatre and won the Best Director Award at the 1st Irish Theatre Festival 2010.  Other directing credits include Sweet by Alicia Frank  at Hudson Guild NY, Bottom of the Lake by Conor McDermottroe  for BCA, Boston, The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh for The Actors Studio, NY, Never in my Lifetime by Shirley Gee at Access Theatre NY, Rooftop 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 toured to California also. His own play The International  premiered at The Cell Theatre NY as part of Origin Theatre's 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 Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, The 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 Parts, Gods and Generals, Gettysburg, WC, Heat, Wishful 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 Rockdoves, Mark 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 Nualas, Joseph O’ Connor’s Red Roses & Petrol with Frank McCourt, Kenneth 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 S. Abrams 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 BAM, The Turn, at 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 Theater) Red 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 University. www.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 bron 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 Lewis, Winter's Tale with Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe.

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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 Lee, Andrew 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 Crime, The Fantasticks, Piggy Nation). Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, The Working Theatre, Point 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.