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.