Our staff

Dramaturg – Fight Back Festival 2020* Jessica Traynor
Artistic Director Anthony Fox
Dramaturg – New Writing Week  Stephen Murray & Jessica Traynor
Technical Production Manager Shannon Cowan
Lighting Design Cathy O’Carroll
Set / Costume Design Lisa Krugel
Technical Audio Designer Céin Sookram
Welcome Team leader/In-House Marketing Alice Twomey
Online ticketing and Social Media Kamil Che
Social Media Advertising Donagh Mac Unfraid

*Dramaturg on selected in-house scripts are private and known once writers have been selected for specific plays.

Welcome Team Anthony Fox, Fíona Hurley, Ann Kelly, Oisín McCartan, Lynne Tracey, Alice Twomey, Leanne Willars, & Caoilfhionn Murphy.
Graphic Design Leanne Willars
Photography Al Craig
Finance Bookkeeping Deirdre Barber
Technical Support Peter McPoland

Anthony Fox (Artistic Director)
Anthony Fox founded The New Theatre in March 1997 and has since acted, produced, co-produced, directed and hosted numerous new plays and classic adaptations at The New Theatre and other venues. His appreciation of new writing is at the forefront of TNT. It was the first theatre in Ireland to present an adaptation of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, directed by Jimmy Fay – it toured nationally and to Paris. In 2012, TNT was the first in Europe to present a stage version of Ulysses adapted by Patrick Fitzgerald (NY). Fox also directed Ann Matthews’ Madame de Markievicz on Trial which toured to 17 venues nationally and to Paris. Last year, he directed the centeneray celebration of the great war poet Ledwidge by Gerard Humphreys which also toured nationally and most recently NORAH which also toured nationally.

Shannon Cowan (Technical Production Manager)
Shannon Cowan is a ICFE trained Technician and Stage Manager.
Recent credits include: Quicksand (Idir Mná) Arachnophilia (Fancy Vegas Productions) Fond Pageant (Daniel Reardon) The Tide (Whirligig Theatre), The Signalman (WitchWork Theatre, The New Theatre), We Can’t Have Monkeys In The House (The New Theatre), My Dad’s Blind (Pan Pan Theatre, Best Production Fringe 2018), The Curse of the Button Accordion (Speckintime), Norah (The New Theatre), After the End (Vile Bodies), I’m Too Fat for This Show (Kate Huffman, Smock Alley), The Restoration of Hope (Speckintime)

Cathy O’Carroll (Lighting Design)
Cathy O’Carroll is a Dublin-based theatre and performance lighting designer whose work has engaged with a wide variety of performances locally and internationally. Recently she has extended her lighting practice, using experimental processes in forms such as written text and scenographic performance, to interrogate the interactive potential of scenography.

Lisa Krugel (Set / Costume Design)
Lisa is one of the first graduates of The Lir Academy’s MFA in Stage Design. She is also a graduate of DIT’s Conservatory of Music and Drama, and holds a HND in Technical Theatre from Inchicore College of Further Education. Lisa has also been working as a Stage Manager for many years. Some recent design work includes:
Set and Costumes for: Dalliance, I Am A Camera, Damascus and The Ugly One (The Lir) and for Airswimming (Idir Mná). Set for: The Harvest (The New Theatre), The Restoration of Hope, (Speckintime / High Seas), From All Sides (Bitter Like a Lemon), Monster? (Theatre Upstairs), Beyond Barricades (ANU), Temptress (Speckintime / High Seas), The Motherf*cker With The Hat (Orion Productions), Ireland Shed a Tear? and Returning to Haifa (The New Theatre), Love In The Title (Room To Move), Threshold (Mirari Productions), La Traviata, (Glasthule Opera Festival). Costumes for: Norah (The New Theatre).

Céin Sookram (Technical Audio Designer)
Céin has worked in various roles in theatre and has stage managed in theatre festivals, amateur drama festivals and ICFE productions. Credits include The Harvest (The New Theatre), Returning to Haifa (The New Theatre), Good Behaviour (Kevin O’Connor), Risk Everything (Whirligig Theatre Company), Moliere’s The School For Wives (AC Productions), Language of the Mute (Parthalonians Theatre Company), Lockdown (Gerard Humphreys), Olympia (Pygmankenstein & The New Theatre), Snake Eaters (Stewart Roche), Microdisney (AC Productions), Ledwidge (The New Theatre) and Norah (The New Theatre).

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