Melissa Nolan – Vice-President

Melissa has over 15 years-experience in the Irish arts industry as an artist, theatre maker and producer. She holds an MA Performance Drama (UCD) and Dip. Arts Media & Entertainment Law (Law Society of Ireland).

Melissa believes and strives for a fair, transparent and healthy arts industry where artists and arts workers are properly remunerated, respected and treated.

Melissa produced the sold out production What I (Don’t) Know About Autism (Jody O’Neill/Abbey Theatre co production) 2020. This was the 1st relaxed performance at our national theatre. The production collaborated with Arts and Disability Ireland and As I Am (Ireland’s National Autism Charity) to highlight inclusivity through the arts.

Melissa is co-founder of Mouth on Fire Theatre Company, who specialise in the work of Samuel Beckett. The company has toured internationally and has successfully produced world premieres of Irish language Beckett productions.  They produced Beckett’s All That Fall for President Michael D. Higgins to celebrate Culture Night 2019 at Áras an Uachtaráin.

She is a member of Theatre Forum.