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Malcolm Adams - Teddy

Malcolm Adams was recently seen as The Wizard in the Cork Opera House production of The Wizard of Oz.

He was the original Tony Ward in Alone It Stands (West End, Edinburgh Festival, Irish Tour), and spent 12 months touring Britain with Stones in his Pockets (West End and UK tour).

He has worked with The Abbey Theatre; Corcadorca; The Everyman Palace; Lyric Theatre, Belfast; The Gate Theatre; Rough Magic; Livin Dred; Performance Corporation; Williamstown Theatre Festival; Galway Arts Festival and in the upcoming feature film: Sonja: The White Swan directed by Anne Sewitsky. Malcolm trained in the Actors’ Space, New York with Alan Langdon.


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Mark D’Aughton - Andrew

Mark has been involved in theatre for over 25 years. Mark was a leading member of Loose Canon Theatre Company, Dublin, as well as being involved in their laboratory work phase from 2000 to 2004. He has worked with among others, The Abbey and Peacock theatres, Corcadorca, Galloglass, Calypso, Second Age, Bedrock, Articulated Anatomy, Conflicted Theatre, Broken Crow, Macnas theatre companies. Arts Lab Ireland and the English Touring Company as well as Gardzienice, Poland. With Corcadorca he has performed in many of their site-specific productions, including The Trial of Jesus, The Merchant of Venice, A Clockwork Orange and Plasticine. He has also produced and adapted for theatre, most notably Friars Walk, which was staged as part of the 2015 Cork Midsummer Festival.

This is Mark’s first time on the Cork Art’s Theatre and now he can say he has truly arrived home.


Brendan Griffin - Writer

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Brendan Griffin began his playwrighting apprenticeship in the Cork Arts Theatre in the 1980s when he competed in their one act play competitions. He recalls the fun, the energy, the collaboration, the amazing moments on stage, and feels the experience of those competitions was where his love for stage started. Brendan’s stage credits include: The Leaving, Barnstorm; Home Talk from Abroad, The Everyman and Cork Arts Theatre; Daughter Confessor, Still Players; Naked Photographs of my Mother, Fishamble / Tiny Plays. He has had two award winning shorts films, Rolla Saor and An Duil, His radio plays produced by RTE include: Fools Day Robber; The String, PJ O’ Connor Radio Award Winner; Mr Canty And The Pine Marten; Nolan’s Shop; Victims. Brendan is currently a participant in Fishamble’s Play for Ireland. The apprenticeship continues….


Tom Kibbe - Director

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Tom Kibbe studied acting at the Neighbourhood Playhouse in NYC. He also studied in

Sanford Meisner’s, Lee Strasberg’s and Stella Adler’s private professional classes. He was owner/artistic director of the Court Theatre in Los Angeles for over 20 years. He has acted as casting director for such people as Michael Douglas, Tony Richardson, Curtis Hansen and George Romero. Tom received a MA in Theatre Education from NYU. He has directed and produced plays in LA, NYC, London and Dublin. His directing highlights include: Faithful The Mill Theatre, Dundrum; The Odd Couple The Mill Theatre, Dundrum; Deathwatch, Court Theatre, Los Angeles; Glass Menagerie, Court, Theatre, Los Angeles; Stars Strips Forever, Court Theatre, Los Angeles. Producing Highlights include: Public Enemy, Dublin and Los Angeles; Women of Mystery, Los Angeles, Kings of Kilburn Highway, Irish Arts Centre, New York; The Nualas, Irish Arts Centre, New York; Mind Games, The Ambassador, London.


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Valentina Gambardella

Valentina is an Italian designer and costume maker based in Ireland. She holds a MA with honours in Visual Arts and Media Studies and a diploma in Fashion Design and Tailoring.

In the past years she has worked on a number of theater shows including: The Nightingale and the Rose (Everyman Theater), Killing Stella (Gaitkrash), The Numbered (Corcadorca), England (Gaitkrash), How it is (Gare St.Lazare), Beauty and the Beast (Everyman Theater), Prodijig (Cork Opera House), Sacrifice at Easter (Corcadorca), Care (WillFredd Theater), Juno and the Paycock (Everyman Theater).

Valentina runs the business Malafemmina where she makes one of a kind pieces and bespoke garments.


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Aoife Clarke

Aoife Clarke is a Freelance Stage Manager based in Cork and is currently on national tour with Cyclone Rep Theatre Company.

Most recently Aoife produced Lex Talionis (A Tale of Vengeance & Feathers) with Wandering Star which appeared at Dublin Fringe Festival and Cork Midsummer 2018.

Previous SM credits include: Concert (Colin Dunne/ Barbican, London), The Lonesome West (Everyman Theatre), In Clouds (Sparsile Collective), Punk Rock (Granary Theatre), NEON Western (Conflicted Theatre), Dancing At Lughnasa (Everyman Theatre), American Idiot: The Musical (CIT Musical Society), Debris (Wandering Star), JACKA Great ArrangementGod Bless The Child and Love Really (Patrick Talbot Productions), and Playhouse Creatures and Ladies Of Jane (Empire Line Productions)

For Tangled Stars Theatre Co. Aoife has produced bedbound (Enda Walsh) and Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge).

Aoife holds a BA in Drama & Theatre Studies (UCC) and an ALCM(TD) (London College).


Jamie Feehily – Lighting Designer

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Jamie is a freelance lighting designer based in Cork City. He is also currently the technical manager for the Cork Arts Theatre. Jamie is a co-founder of Cork based Wandering Star Theatre Company who have most recently enjoyed success with their critically acclaimed production of Lex Talionis (A Tale of Vengeance & Feathers) by Liam Heylin, which was nominated for four awards in the Dublin Fringe Festival 2018.

His design credits include: Lex Talionis (A Tale of Vengeance & Feathers) (Cork Arts Theatre & Smock Alley),  The Sleeping Beauty (Cork City Ballet, Cork Opera House) After You Get What You Want (Emily Hutt, Cork Arts Theatre), Debris (Katrina Foley, Cork Arts Theatre) Suessical The Musical (Ciaran Bermingham, Firkin Crane), Love, Peace and Robbery (Donal Gallagher, Cork Arts Theatre), Chatroom (Eoghan Moloney, Cork Arts Theatre), Boys (Louise Barry, Cork Arts Theatre)