Archives for November 2013

Arts & Culture sector representatives meet with Minister Deenihan

equitybannerRepresentatives from the Arts & Culture Sector met with Minister Jimmy Deenihan on November 7th 2013 to discuss difficulties faced by those seeking to make a living within this sector.
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Lisa Krugel

Lisa works as both a Stage Manager and a Stage Designer. Having graduated as an actor with a diploma in Speech and Drama from DIT (now TUD) in 2004, she found work (and on-the-job training) stage managing a show for The New Theatre which became a long-running touring production.

Recent designs include:
Set and Costume: IN OUR VEINS (Abbey Theatre/Bitter Like A Lemon), GRIMM TALES, and BAROQUE OPERA DOUBLE BILL – (TUD), DALLIANCE, I AM A CAMERA, DAMASCUS and THE UGLY ONE (The Lir). Set: THE HARVEST (WitchWork/The New Theatre), TEMPTRESS (Speckintime/High Seas), THE SIGNALMAN (WitchWork), and NORTHERN LIGHTS (Theatre Upstairs/Awake & Sing).

She returned to education to gain her HND in Technical Theatre from Inchicore CFE (2011). While there she re-ignited an early interest in Set Design which, after designing a few shows at Focus Theatre and The New Theatre, led her to becoming one of the first graduates of The Lir Academy’s MFA in Stage Design (2014). She has stage managed with companies such as LIZ ROCHE COMPANY (Dance), IRISH NATIONAL OPERA, ANU (site-specific theatre), and SMASHING TIMES (theatre/events).

Brían Ó’Suilleabháin

Brían Ó’Suilleabháin is a graduate of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and has a First Class Honours BA in Drama Performance. He has trained at both the Gaiety School of Acting and Bow Street Academy.  As an actor he has toured theatres across Ireland, Belgium, France, and Luxembourg, performing in productions of Shakespeare, children’s theatre and contemporary Irish drama. He is a native Irish speaker, avid cyclist and an accomplished trombone player. As a new member of Equity, he hopes to serve as a strong voice for the concerns of young actors and performers.

John O’Brien

John O’Brien has 60 shows to his credit as director and has been an Equity member for many years. Following the economic crash in 2008 he took a Masters Degree in Business and Management and completed a dissertation on the economy of the Irish Culture sector. Part of the research involved a survey of actor income from film and TV (including royalty payments) over a ten-year period.

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Rodrigo Ternevoy

Rodrigo Ternevoy is a Brazilian/Irish actor based in Dublin for the past 13 years. He graduated from the full time ‘Programme for Screen Acting’ in Bow Street Academy in 2015 and has been working as a full-time actor since.

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Colm O’Brien

Colm is a Dublin based actor, he trained at Drama Centre London and Bow Street, Dublin.

Colm believes in, and endeavours to develop, an industry that is fair, open and vibrant. Where artists and arts workers are properly remunerated, respected and treated. Colm firmly believes in increased funding for the arts.

Colm’s credits include: The Rivals (Smock Alley Theatre), The Crown and the Red Cross (Dublin Castle), Deeds of Deceit (Speckintime), The Poor Little Boy With No Arms (One Duck), King Lear (Second Age), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mouth on Fire), Vikings Season 3, The Last Right (Feature Film).

He is a member of Theatre Forum.