Jenny Macdonald Writer & Performer
Jenny Macdonald is a writer, performer, director and drama facilitator based in Dublin, Ireland. She has helped many people tell many stories. This time she is telling one of her own! Recent credits as writer/director include, Moving On, a mobile, site-specific play based upon local stories and performed in Tallaght homes (TCA/DesertFish); director/facilitator, We Know What’s Best (Abbey Theatre: The National Theatre of Ireland/ BelongTo/ Dublin Theatre Festival); director, Way of the Coconut, performed on a sailboat in Grand Canal, (Circomara/Tiger Dublin Fringe); performer, Capitalism: The Musical! (Deirdre Murphy/Galway Dance Days); and writer Bandwidth (TEAM commission now touring schools in Ireland).
Joe Salvatore Director & Dramaturg
Joe Salvatore is a playwright and director based in New York City. He has created and directed plays and performances in venues of all shapes and sizes, from traditional spaces like the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, to site-specific locations like 14th Street in Manhattan and a Revolutionary War battlefield in New Jersey. Joe is a Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School, a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. www.joesalvatore.com | @profjoesal
Troy Hourie Designer & Maker
Troy Hourie is a scenographer and installation artist. He has designed over 300 productions for various off-Broadway, regional and opera companies across the USA, Canada and internationally. Awards include an AUDELCO Award and nominations for Helen Hayes Award, Joseph Jefferson Award, Henry Hewes Award, Drama Desk Award, International Opera Award, six AUDELCO nominations and Ford Foundation Artist Grant. His work was exhibited in the 1998, 2011 and 2015 Prague Quadrenials. Installations: Apparitions, Artscape Gibralter, Escape to Beira, ARTErra Portugal, Apparitions Attic, Arteles Finland and Enchanted Spaces: The Wisdom Tree, Glimmerglass Festival. www.troyhourie.com
Michelle Cahill Producer
Michelle Cahill is a Dublin based producer and performer. Credits as a producer include Enthroned First Fortnight Festival, Dublin; TURF for Rowan Tolley Company, Galway Theatre Festival and Cruthú Arts Festival, Longford; and Charolais, by Noni Stapleton, Tiger Dublin Fringe. Michelle is a founding member of HAVOC, a remote dance company centred on collaborative practices, for which she recently produced Oil & Water – a series of hybrid dance works at RUA RED Galleries and the dance film OUT SIDE IN choreo-edited by Cathy Coughlan. As a performer, she has worked in dance, theatre film, music and dance-film as a dancer, choreographer, movement director and singer. She has been teaching dance and choreography in further and higher education for over a decade. www.maydaycreates.com