Patrons, Directors, Artists and Staff



Artistic Director: Mary Moynihan

Company Manager: Freda Manweiler

Finance: Cynthia Chai

Advisory Artistic Board: Margaret Toomey, Mary Moynihan, Gillian Hackett, Dr Eric Weitz



·      Sabina Higgins, Áras an Uachtaráin First lady

·      Tim Pat Coogan, Writer and Historian

·      Joan Freeman, CEO, Pieta House

·      Ger Ryan, Actor



·      Edwina Albrecht, Artistic Director, Dundalk Youth Theatre

·      Sandra Berger (ACCA), Financial Consultant, B.A. (Hons) in Finance and Accounting

·      Victoria Durer, Lecturer in Arts Management and Cultural Policy, Queens University Belfast School of Creative Arts

·      Bryony May, Director, Green Hat, Consultancy, Facilitation and Management Services and Specialists in Community Development and Community Relations

·      Olivia O’Hagan, Business Advisor, Invest NI

·      Dr Eric Weitz, Head of Drama, School of Drama, Film and Music, Trinity College Dublin


Smashing Times Theatre Actors Ensemble

·      Fiona Bawn-Thompson, Actor, Theatre Facilitator, Choreographer

·      Mark Flynn, Actor, Choreographer

·      Gillian Hackett, Actor, Facilitator

·      Gerard Kelly, Actor

·      Bibbi Larsson, Actor

·      Michael-David McKernan, Actor

·      Edwin Mullane, Actor

·      Aoife Moore, Actor

·      Paul Nolan, Actor

·      Evelyn Shaw, Actor, Theatre Facilitator

·      Sorcha Shanahan, Actor

·      Margaret Toomey, Actor

·      Adam Traynor, Actor

·      Cathy White, Actor


Panel of Professional Artists, Facilitators and Guest Speakers

·      Fiona Bawn-Thompson, Actor, Facilitator, Choreographer

·      Ruth Fagan, Facilitator

·      Dr Shirley Graham, Gender and Peacekeeping

·      Dr Brandon Hamber, Director, International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE)

·      Gillian Hackett, Actor, Facilitator

·      Kate Harris, Theatre Facilitator

·      Orla Hassan, Theatre Facilitator

·      Gerard Humphries, Writer

·      Paul Kennedy, Writer

·      Raymond Keane, Theatre Facilitator, Actor, Director

·      Dr Patricia Kennedy, Social Policy

·      Bairbre Ni Chaoimh, Director, Facilitator

·      Maria Mc Bride, Theatre Facilitator

·      Catherine Mc Fadden, Theatre Facilitator

·      Idan Meir, Theatre Facilitator, Director, Writer

·      Ena May, Writer, Director

·      Dr Ciara Mc Mahon, Visual Artist

·      Aideen O’Donnell, Facilitator

·      Sinéad O’Loughlin, Theatre Facilitator, Writer, Producer

·      Chrissie Poulter, Theatre Facilitator, Director, Trainer

·      Evelyn Shaw, Actor, Theatre Facilitator

·      Carol Walsh, Theatre Facilitator, Performer



·      EM Creative, Graphic Design, Web Design, Editing Services

·      Eoin Lennon, Lighting and Set Design

·      Caoimhe Regan, Stage Management

·      Karen O’Connor, Production


Acting for the Future Panel of Advisors

Acting for the Future is implemented in association with the Samaritans and  Irish Association of Suicidology  with assistance from a Panel of Advisors as follows:

·      Dr John Connolly, Irish Association of Suicidology

·      Dr Ella Arensman, Researcher, National Suicide Research Foundation

·      Maggie Hayden, Samaritans

·      Karen Ward, Holistic Psychotherapist.

·      For Smashing Times Theatre Company: Mary Moynihan and Freda Manweiler


Acting for the Future Counsellors

·      Eimear Burke, Counsellor

·      Barbara Duffy, Counsellor

·      Gerry Farrell,  Counsellor

·      Karen Ward, Counselling Psychotherapist

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