Ócáid Chomórtha | A Celebration of Máiréad Ní Ghráda

Wednesday 11 Mar 2015
1pm - 4pm
Project Arts Centre Cube

As part of the celebratory event, ITI is delighted to work with the award winning Director Dearbhla Walsh and the cast of nine outstanding Irish actors:

  • Karen Ardiff
    Karen has worked with most of the leading Irish theatre companies. Theatre credits include: Peer Gynt (Rough Magic) (Best Supporting Actress, 2012 Irish Times Theatre awards), Threepenny Opera (Gate Theatre) and Love in the Title (Abbey Theatre) (ESB/Irish Times Best Actress Award). Film credits include: Noble (2014) and Brooklyn (2015).
  • Denis Conway
    Denis has worked in most of the major theatres in Ireland. Theatre credits include: Liodán na hAbhann and Buille an Phíce (Amharclann de hÍde); Accidental Death of an Anarchist(tr.) (Aisling Ghéar); Rider's to the Sea(tr.) (Peacock). For TG4:  Scúp 1 & 2, Trí Scéal and Boghaisíní. Denis previously appeared in An Triail for Amharclann de hÍde at The Crypt.
  • Tim Creed
    Born in Cork, Tim Creed was picked out to play the leading role of Noel in the feature film My Brothers, in which he gave a compelling and inspirational performance. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Tim most recently wrapped shooting the role of Ned Daly for Abu Media/TG4 in 1916 Seachtar Anaithnid (in English and Irish) and a recurring role on Scúp for Stirling Television/ BBCNI/ TG4.
  • Marcus Lamb
    Marcus appeared in Waiting for Godot (Gare St Lazare/Shanghai), The Second Coming (Fidget Feet/Mikel Murfi), Heartbreak House (Abbey), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (New Theatre/ Jimmy Fay), ‘DruidSynge’, The Playboy of the Western World/ The Shadow of the Glen (Druid: Perth, Australia, Tokyo, Japan, US Tour 2008/UK Tour 2009), Marcus recently appeared as Des O' Malley in Charlie on RTE. 
  • Clíona Ní Chiosáin
    Clíona played the lead character in the TG4 series Aifric directed by Paul Mercier. In 2013 she played the role of Máire in the Fíbín’s production of An Triail. She also played the lead role in Réiltín, a musical installation created, written and directed by Paul Mercier and produced by Fíbín. Clíona is the great granddaughter of Máiréad Ní Ghráda.
  • Ionia Ní Chróinín
    Ionia is an actor and theatre-maker based in Galway. She is co-director of Moonfish Theatre, a bilingual theatre company creating theatre for all age groups. Most recently she was involved in Star of the Sea, Moonfish's adaptation of the Joseph O'Connor novel, which premiered at The Galway International Arts Festival 2014. 
  • Tomás Ó Súilleabháin
    Tom has worked as an actor in TV and film for almost twenty years. Early on in his career he played Pádraig in an Irish Language production of An Triail that toured Ireland. Previous theatre credits include: Drive-by (Performance Corporation); Car Show (Corn Exchange) and Cúirt an Mheán Oíche (Peacock).
  • Joan Sheehy
    Over the past thirty years Joan has appeared with all the leading Irish theatre companies and on film and TV. More recently she has directed some acclaimed productions in her native Limerick and created The Colleen Bawn Trials for Limerick City of Culture. She has performed in two productions of An Triail, directed it once and also recorded a radio version for RTÉ. 
  • Jonathan White
    Jonathan has been a professional actor for over 35 years. Recent theatre includes Anglo: the Musical, Richard II and The 24 Hour Plays. On TV, he’s been seen in Ripper Street, Titanic: Blood & Steel and Honeymoon For One and films include Noble, Traders and Love, Rosie
  • Dearbhla Walsh 
    Dearbhla has over twenty years’ experience directing drama for the screen, most notably the multi-EMMY winning Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit adapted by Andrew Davis, the IFTA winning The Silence for BBC and the multi BAFTA winning C4 series Shameless. Her most recent work was the much loved ROALD DAHL's ESIO TROT starring Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman. This is Dearbhla's first time to work with the ITI & she is very proud to be associated with Mairead Ni Ghrada's ON TRIAL / AN TRIAIL.