Mothers of Modern Ireland

About the Team

20th June 2008
Shane Dempsey Director Shane graduated from DIT's Drama department in 2001 and recently completed a MA in Theatre Directing at East 15 Acting School London. He was recipient of The Arts Council of Ireland professional development award in 2006 & 2007. He is currently artistic director of Stage Craft Youth Theatre, Clonmel. Since graduating he has directed The Bay, London; Children At War, Ireland and Co directed The East 15 PG actors Showcase at The Criterion London with Simon Dunmore. He also worked as a line producer on The Tricycle and NHS co production of 'Families Helping Families'. He recently worked as an assistant director on 'Moonwalking in Chinatown' at Soho Theatre as well as assisting Nicolas Kent on 'Called to Account' and Jamie Lloyd on 'The Caretaker' at The Tricycle Theatre.

His production of Skolka toured during the summer of 2007 to Belgium, Ireland and Edinburgh Fringe Festival . A recent review described the show as ''[A] physically enthralling piece... The actors' deliberate over the top delivery acts like the pro-plus of theatre, providing an instant energy boost.

Hannah Burke Producer/Writer Hannah is joining the team as Producer but her back ground very much rests in writing. Hannah has been resident writer for Stage Craft Theatre for the last four years. She also writes freelance, her last play Skolka premiered in London and then went on to Belgium and the Edinburgh Festival. Poetry and prose also feature widely in Hannah’s work and she has been published numerous times in literary magazines and compilations from a very young age. Hannah graduated from East 15 Acting School in June 2007 where she trained as an actor. Since then she has appeared in ‘Tilt’ The New Works Co. national tour and RTE’s latest documentary on John Banville, Ice Box Films, Dir Charlie McCarthy to name but a few.Hannah is also passionate about singing and has recorded with award winning Irish composer CSL Parker on numerous occasions.
Tom Flannery Cameraman Tom Flannery uses a Canon XL2 Video Camera.
- Shane