Ciara is an enthusiastic and energetic theatre director who graduated in Drama and Theatre Studies, TCD and is based in Dublin. Since graduating from the Samuel Beckett Centre she has worked at the Gate Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, alongside creating her own work. Ciara participated in the Dublin Theatre Festival training programme Next Stage, and in the ‘Fast Forward festival for young European stage directors’, collaborating with emerging directors from across Europe. Her writing on Music in Irish Theatre will be published in the upcoming Palgrave Handbook for Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance.
Musical theatre was Ciara’s first love, and she is delighted to be back in a stage school environment hoping to inspire as much fun and confidence as she received from her own drama class days. Ciara has also assistant directed and supported our international summer school at Teenage Stage Dublin at St Columba’s College, Whitechurch this summer in our acclaimed one week production of Singin In The Rain JR.