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Creative Team

Directed by Raymond Keane

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Raymond is a founding member of multi award winning Barabbas Theatre Company.

Raymond’s work has appeared in almost every Irish Theatre and on international stages – UK, France, Denmark, Japan, New Zealand and U.S.A. Film/TV includes Fair City, The Boy From Mercury, St. Patrick, Bloom, Sweety Barrett, Procession, The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid, and Game of Thrones.

Raymond is Adjunct Teaching Fellow at Trinity College Dublin School for Creative Arts.

Written by Christian O’Reilly

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Christian is a playwright, screenwriter and radio writer. His plays include Is This About Sex? Chapatti and It Just Came Out.

As well as having penned the acclaimed feature film Inside I’m Dancing, he has also written extensively for Irish and British television, including On Home Ground, Deception, Red Rock, Doctors, Holby City and Eastenders.

Christian is also a producer for No Magic Pill.

Dramaturg & Disability Consultant: Peter Kearns

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Peter escaped a Dublin special-school in the mid 1970s and currently works with the Independent Living Movement Ireland ( as their cross border social inclusion Project Coordinator and ILMI dramatist-Disability Equality Mentor.

Peter graduated from Trinity College in the late 1980s with an English Honours degree and followed this with an MA in Film & TV Studies at DCU and a Higher Diploma in Adult & Community Education from Maynooth College. He also has Higher Diplomas in Disability Studies and Arts European Mentoring.

Peter lectures at St. Angela's College, Sligo (ATU) and has written-up QQI-Level 8 & 9 Modules promoting a need for an Emancipatory-Advocacy way of thinking and practice for and with disabled people.

Peter is also a member of the cast of No Magic Pill.

Set Design: Ger Clancy

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Ger trained in Fine Art Sculpture at NCAD. He has worked for the past 15 years across the disciplines of Visual Arts, Theatre and Film. He has lectured in Three Dimensional Design, Model making and Digital Art at IADT, for the past decade.

Ger completed a MFA in Stage Design at the Lir Academy in 2015.

Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels

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Sarah Jane (SJ) is a free-lance lighting and set designer. She began designing as a member Dublin Youth Theatre at the age of 14, completing a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies 2006 (Trinity), and the Rough Magic Seeds3 programme 2006 - 2008.

From 2010 – 2017, she was co-artistic director of WillFredd Theatre.

Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer

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Deirdre is a theatre maker. She is a director and a set and costume designer. She has a particular interest in making theatre for and with young people but also directs and makes work for adult audiences. She is based in Waterford, Ireland.

Her training includes an M.A. in Theatre Design from the RWCMD Cardiff, a first class honours degree in Drama and Theatre Studies and English from UCC and participating, as the Designer, in Rough Magic SEEDS3.

Music & Sound Design: Trevor Knight

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Trevor was born in England and moved to Ireland in the late 1950s. In addition to his work in experimental jazz and pop, Trevor has composed music for theatre productions, much of it existing as compositions in their own right. Commissions and performances include an electro-acoustic work commissioned by the Tinahely Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow.

Trevor was elected to Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists, in 2007.

Movement Director: Rachel Parry

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Rachel is originally from North Wales and works from Galway as a choreographer, dance facilitator and third level teacher. She trained in dance at Bretton Hall College (Leeds, UK) and at the Hogeschool for the Kunsten (Arnhem, Netherlands). Rachel is artistic director of Speckled Egg Dance Company (Galway).

Rachel is currently studying for a PhD in Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway.

Producer: Mitzi D'Alton

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Mitzi is a cultural producer with 12 years experience within theatre, festivals, events and cultural community projects in Dublin. She holds a BA in Arts Management from IADT, Dún Laoghaire.

Mitzi has worked in a variety of roles with an array of arts and cultural organisations including Helium Arts, Science Gallery Dublin, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin’s Culture Connects, National Gallery of Ireland, The Ark, Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin City Council led festivals, alongside independent freelance projects.

Marketing Manager & Production Consultant: Hillary Dziminski

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Hillary is a creative producer and marketing manager working across theatre, film, and live events. She holds an MA in Drama & Performance Studies from University College Dublin and an MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy at Trinity College Dublin.

She is the Lead Producer for Pan Pan Platform and an associate producer for Bewley's Cafe Theatre. She is currently based between Dublin and Florence.