Jenny Macdonald Writer & Performer
Jenny Macdonald is a writer, performer and director based in Dublin, Ireland. She has helped many people tell many stories. This time she is telling one of her own! Her first solo production Enthroned premiered at Dublin's First First Fortnight Festival 2016 and was subsequently programmed in the New York International Fringe Festival. Recent credits as performer include Deirdre Murphy’s Capitalism: The Musical! (Italian tour and Galway Theatre Festival. She directed, WAVE NOISE Moves Festival, Kathleen xxx Pom Boyd/Smashing Times Theatre Company, and Way of the Coconut Circomara/Tiger Dublin Fringe. As writer/director, Moving On TCA/DesertFish, and as director/facilitator, We Know What’s Best Abbey Theatre/ BeLonGTo/ Dublin Theatre Festival. She is a recent recipient of an Artist in the Community Scheme grant, managed by CREATE for the Arts Council of Ireland for work at St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin.
Joe Salvatore Director & Dramaturg
Joe Salvatore is a playwright and director based in New York City. His most recent work, in collaboration with Maria Guadalupe (INSEAD-France), is called Her Opponent, a re-staging of excerpts of the 2016 U.S. presidential debates with gender-reversed casting. The play ran Off Broadway at the Jerry Orbach Theater from March through May 2017, was nominated for an Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience, and was been covered by The New York Times, The Guardian,The Hollywood Reporter, Fox News, MSNBC, and ABC News, among others. Joe is also the co-writer and co-director (with Keith R. Huff) of Full City+, a site-specific, live serial comedy set in a coffee shop in Harlem. Joe is Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School, member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and 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 performer and producer. Working with independent artists she has produced work programmed at Dublin Theatre Festival, Galway Theatre Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, New York International Fringe, Cruthú Arts Festival, Five Lamps Arts Festival, and RUA RED Galleries. Michelle is the programe coordinator at Shawbrook, a residential studio space for dance in the Irish midlands. As a performer, she has worked in dance, theatre film, music and dance-film as a dancer, choreographer, movement director and singer. www.maydaycreates.com