MEET THE TEAM BEHIND MATCH

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COSTUME AND SET DESIGN

Hazel Stanley was the costume and set designer of Match. Originally from Galway, Hazel Stanley is a designer based in the North-West of Ireland. She graduated from IT Sligo in 2016 with a degree in Performing arts Theatre Design. She worked with ÓR Productions at the Galway Fringe Festival in 2015 when she was Stage Manager.

 

STAGE MANAGEMENT

Pamela Devaney was the Stage Manager for Match. Pamela graduated in BA (Hons) Performing Arts at IT Sligo in 2016. Acting roles include Welcome to Wonderland and Gladiator, The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company. Film roles include a journalist in Out of Innocence and a social welfare officer in Locus of Control. Although acting is her passion, she gained vast experience in stage management at the Abbey Theatre on work placement during college.

 

WRITER/DIRECTOR/CAST (CAROLINE)

Hazel Doolan is the co-founder of Eva’s Echo Theatre Company and the playwright, director and a cast member of Match.

Hazel was a graduate of the 2015 Performing Arts at IT Sligo
(BA) class finding herself at home in the works of Chekhov and Shakespeare, in particular she brought to life the characters of Lady Macbeth (Macbeth ) and Olga ( Three Sisters ) in Sligo’s rustic theatre scene.

Performances in Bob Kelly’s The Big Wall and a spot on an episode of Hardy Bucks third season continued to nurture her love for the craft as she migrated to Galway to explore its coveted and storied theatre scene. Drawn to the works of Shaw and Wilde this young actor seeks to leave her mark on Irish theatre.

She made her first appearance in the Galway theatre scene in her most recent production as Mrs Eynsford Hill ( Pygmalion ) which staged late November 2016.

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/CAST (CHARLOTTE)

Rena Bryson the co-founder of Eva’s Echo Theatre Company, played Charlotte and was the assistant director for Match. After graduating from Performing Arts at IT Sligo BA (Hons) Rena worked as an actor in the West of Ireland in productions including The Big Wall by Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo , Mother Loss by Dark Daughter Productions & Costume Hire and Welcome to Wonderland by The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company.

Rena has worked off stage a drama teacher for ID Languages and the MWB Autism Support group, On film sets as an extra for Halal Daddy and a runner for Tyrone Productions The Nathan Carter show, as a director for the Where We Are Now LGBT+ Theatre Festival and as a writer for Our Generation by the Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company.

 

CAST (ANN)

Elizabeth Flaherty played leading lady Ann in Match and has been acting and performing for over 10 years. She studied Acting and Theatre Performance in Galway Community College. She then trained in Classical Acting and Musical Theatre with Bull Alley Theatre Company based in Dublin. She has an Associate Diploma in Performing Speech and Drama from Trinity College London.

Elizabeth has performed in many musicals, plays and films. Some of her theatre credits include Kate in ‘That Same Old Story’. Prince Edward in ‘Henry VI Part III’, Peg in ‘The Way of the World’ and Felicity Cunningham in ‘The Real Inspector Hound’.

She has performed with Macnas, Meaney Productions, Espresso Productions, Waking the Feminists West, City Morgue Films, CATAGOGO Collective and numerous musical societies. She has worked with The Theatre Room Galway on a number of productions as an actress, writer and director.

 

CAST (GEORGE/ PHILIP)

Killian Glynn is played both George and Philip in Match. Killian graduated from the Institute of Technology Sligo, where he holds a First Class Honours Degree in Performing Arts. He performed as the titular character in the stage adaptation of the Patrick Kavanagh novel ‘Tarry Flynn’ at The Factory in Sligo, directed by John Carty, and toured nationally with Cork-based group The Butterfly Company in a fun-filled musical show directed by Emma Joyce.

He has been involved with North-West based theatre production company The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre since their inception in 2016, working as an actor, writer and crew member.

Killian is also the artistic director of The Where We Are Now LGBT+ Theatre Festival, Sligo’s first LGBT+ Theatre Festival, and donned his directorial cap for ‘Heartbeats’, written by Danielle Wirsansky, a moving play about war and intimacy in Russia during WWII during last years Festival. He is currently preparing for Where We Are Now 2018.

 

CAST (DAN)

Cathal Ryan played Dan. Cathal is a fourth year Arts with Performing Arts student in NUIG. Cathal is heavily involved in both the musical society and the drama society in the university. Credits with these societies include Lucas Beineke (The Addams Family Musical), Patsy (The New Electric Ballroom), Fr Welsh (The Lonesome West), George (Of Mice and Men) and Orpheus (Eurydice).

He has also played Corny Collins in 9 Arch Claregalway Musical Society’s production of Hairspray and Prince Hansel in Renmore Pantomime’s Little Red Riding Hood. Since moving to Galway from Tipperary for his studies he has also been involved with the Blue Teapot Theatre Company, Macnas and The Theatre Room Galway.

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