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Peter Hussey


Profession: Theatre Maker / Director
Theatre: Directing Credits:

  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Kildare Youth Theatre, Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge, May 2018

  • Now You See Me - a verbatim piece about the experiences of LGBTQ+ students and teachers in Irish secondary schools post-referendum, Crooked House (commissioned by Dept of Education, Maynooth University for performance at Equality Week), April 2018

  • Want by Barney Norris, Kildare Youth Theatre, Irish premiere, Riverbank Arts Centre / Lyric Theatre, Belfast, March 2018

  • The Act of Oblivion Part 1, devised with Kildare Youth Theatre, Arts Council Young Ensembles Scheme, Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge, February 2018.

  • Say Hello in Your Language – a verbatim piece expressing the stories of migrant children and young people in the Irish education system (commissioned by the Maynooth Education Forum, staged at its annual conference in June 2017)

  • King Lear by William Shakespeare with Kildare Youth Theatre (Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, May 2017)

  • Extremism by Anders Lustgarten, Irish premiere, with Kildare Youth Theatre (National Theatre Connections, Lyric Theatre Belfast, Riverbank, Newbridge; 2017)

  • Venetians devised with Kildare Youth Theatre, Riverbank, Newbridge (January 2017).

  • The MacBeths, from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Rogaland Teater, Norway (January 2017)

  • Stuck In Neutral / Car Plays devised by Kildare Youth Theatre, (Maynooth University, September; Newbridge, June/August 2016)

  • Citizenship by Mark Ravenhill, with Kildare Youth Theatre (NAYD Ignite Festival, July; Lyric Belfast, April 2016)

  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, with Kildare Youth Theatre. The Liffey Studio, Newbridge, May 2016.

  • Bash: three latterday plays by Neil LaBute, with Kildare Youth Theatre. The Liffey Studio, Newbridge, June 2015.

  • Othello by William Shakespeare, with Kildare Youth Theatre. Newbridge, May 2015.

  • Hospital Food by Eugene O’ Hare Kildare Youth Theatre and National Theatre (London) Connections play, Dorfman - National Theatre, London, July 2015

  • My Book of Faces by Inna Eizenberg (Teatro della Limonaia, October 2014, Florence – Intercity Festival)

  • Acting Out (Director), a theatre festival involving 56 young people from Ireland, Portugal, Austria and the UK making pieces about the celebration of difference. Newbridge, June 2014 (Funded by EU Erasmus+ programme)

  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, with Kildare Youth Theatre. The Moat Theatre, Naas, May 2014.

  • Public Displays of Infection (WP) – a devised series of plays from Crooked House Young Actors’ School, Newbridge, May 2014.

  • Flawless - a devised physical theatre piece with 12 young Irish performers staged as part of Youth Encounters in Theatre Le Grand Bleu, Lille, France in April 2014.

  • Same by Deborah Bruce - Irish premiere Kildare Youth Theatre and National Theatre (London) Connections play (Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge / Lyric Theatre, Belfast). March 2014.

  • Hearts by Luke Norris - Irish premiere  Kildare Youth Theatre and National Theatre (London) Connections play (Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge / Lyric Theatre, Belfast). March 2014.

  • Acting for Austerity II, (Artistic Director), a collaboration between Crooked House and Osmosis (Greece) involving 40 young Irish and Greek performers making work for performance in the Liffey Studio, Newbridge over 7 days.

  • Pig House (3 new plays a dance piece), commissioned by the Big House Festival, Castletown, Celbridge and made for performance in abandoned pig-sties on 3rd – 5th

  • This Is Who We Are, (Artistic Director), a collaboration with 40 young Irish, Norwegian and French performers in Newbridge over 7 days. Riverbank Arts Centre, June 2013.

  • Do Not Disturb (seven new site-specific plays), written and directed in collaboration with Generator Ensemble and performed in the bedrooms of the Gables Hotel, Newbridge for JuneFest 2013.

  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Generator Ensemble, The Moat Theatre, Naas; May 2013)

  • We Lost Elijah by Ryan Craig - Irish premiere (Kildare Youth Theatre, Moat Theatre Naas & Lyric Theatre, Belfast. March – April 2013)

  • Theatre Uncut (Ireland) a series of short plays performed globally as part of ‘Theatre Uncut’ in November 2012, including new work by Neil LaBute and Anders Lustgarten. The Irish performances happened in Newbridge.

  • Six Pomegranate Seeds - a site-responsive performance in the tombs of Ancient Asini, Greece with 25 young people from Ireland and Greece, September 2012

  • Re:Location - a collaborative installation and site-responsive performance, with 4 European directors and 60 young European performers in Bjergstedparken Park, Stavanger on 17th and 18th August. In association with Rogaland Teatre, Stavanger.

  • The Leaving by Tom Swift - world premiere - (National Theatre of Scotland/Crooked House, Exchange 2012, MacRoberts Arts Centre, Sterling. July 2012). Play created with young actors over a 5 month period.

  • Bruised, a film with the community of Kilenarden, Tallaght, on the aftermath of suicide in urban communities (Feb – June 2012. Screening Sept 2012).

  • Journey to X by Nancy Harris - Irish premiere (Kildare Youth Theatre, Grand Opera House, Belfast, April 2012).

  • Headspace, a participatory theatre project involving 5 schools in Kildare over a 15 week period culminating in staged performances on the theme of mental health and young people. (Jan – June 2011)


Directing credits go back to 1993. For further information please request CV.