Artistic Director: Jim Culleton
Jim is the Artistic Director of Fishamble: The New Play Company for which he recently directed Tiny Plays for Ireland and Tiny Plays for Ireland 2 by 50 writers, Silent by Pat Kinevane (50 Irish venues, European and Australian tours, New York, Los Angeles, winner of Fringe First, Herald Angel and Argus Angel awards), the multi award-winning The Pride of Parnell Street by Sebastian Barry (London, New Haven, Paris, Wiesbaden, New York and Irish tour), Turning Point with Arts & Disability Ireland (Dublin and Kennedy Center, Washington DC), the multi award-winning Noah and the Tower Flower by Sean McLoughlin (Dublin, Bulgaria, Romania and New York), and Forgotten by Pat Kinevane (on tour to 80 Irish venues, 8 European countries, New York, Boston, Washington DC and Los Angeles). He has directed for the Abbey Theatre, most recently Bookworms by Bernard Farrell, Standing up the Script in collaboration with Fighting Words, Yeats in his own Words (Dublin, Sligo and Boston), and Fishamble’s productions of The Music of Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor on the Abbey stage and Silent on the Peacock stage. He has also directed for Noel Pearson at the Gaiety, 7:84 (Scotland), Project Arts Centre, Amharclann de hIde, Amnesty International, Tinderbox, The Passion Machine, The Ark, Second Age, RTE Radio 1, The Belgrade, Semper Fi, TNL Canada, Scotland’s Ensemble @ Dundee Rep, Draíocht, Barnstorm, Roundabout, TCD School of Drama, Frontline Defenders, Guna Nua, Irish Council for Bioethics, Origin (New York) and RTE lyric fm. Current projects for Fishamble include a range of Training, Development and Mentoring schemes. He recently directed Voices from the Frontline starring Martin Sheen, and will next direct Shush by Elaine Murphy at the Abbey. Jim has taught for NYU and Notre Dame Universities, is Adjunct Lecturer in the TCD School of Drama, teaches a directing module for NUIM/GSA, and in UCD as part of Fishamble’s Theatre Company-in-Association status there.
General Manager & Producer: Eva Scanlan
In 2016, Eva returned to Fishamble: The New Play Company as General Manager and Producer. Previously, she was Producer of terraNOVA Collective in New York (2012-2015), where she produced Underland (59E59 Theaters), Social Security (The Bushwick Starr), terraNOVA Rx: Four Plays in Rep at IRT Theater, the soloNOVA Arts Festival, the Groundworks New Play Series, Woman of Leisure and Panic (FringeNYC), P.S. Jones and the Frozen City, among other projects. Eva produces The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin at the Abbey Theatre in Ireland (2012-2016), in association with the 24 Hour Play Company, New York, and she has worked on The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and The 24 Hour Musicals at the Gramercy Theatre. Recent work includes producing At The Ford for Rise Productions, written by Gavin Kostick and directed by Bryan Burroughs, and as line producer for I’m Your Man by Mark Matthew Palmer and Phillip McMahon for Project Arts Centre & ThisIsPopBaby, both as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2016. Previous work for Fishamble includes Silent (Irish tour), Forgotten (Irish tour, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iceland), The Pride of Parnell Street (2011 Irish tour, 2009 New York), Noah and the Tower Flower (New York), Big Ol’ Piece of Cake and Strandline, and as production coordinator of Macbeth for Second Age Theatre Company (Irish tour). Previous arts administration work includes the Arts Council of Ireland and the Corn Exchange Theatre Company. Eva has an MA in Film Production and PgDip in Business in Cultural Event Management.
Literary Officer: Gavin Kostick
As Literary Officer at Fishamble, Gavin works with new writers for theatre through script development, readings and a variety of courses. Gavin is also an award-winning playwright. He has written over a dozen plays which have been produced in Dublin, on tour around Ireland, the UK, New York, Philadelphia and Romania. His most recent works are The End of the Road for Fishamble, This is What we Sang for Kabosh (Belfast and New York), The Sit and Fight Night on tour 2011 and An Image for the Rose outdoors for Whiplash Theatre Company. He is currently working on new plays for Fishamble and Whiplash, and an Opera with composer Raymond Deane for RTÉ Lyric. As a performer he performed Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: Complete, a six hour show for Absolut Fringe, Dublin Theatre Festival and The London Festival of Literature at the Southbank.