Donna Anita Nikolaisen
Of Irish-Caribbean roots Donna trained at The Focus Theatre and continued her training in Acting for Camera with Film Venture London. Stage highlights include ‘Tea Chests and Dreams’ (The Axis), ‘No Irish No Blacks No Dogs’ (The New Theatre), ‘Jane Eyre’ (The Gate), ‘Talking to Terrorists’ (The Samuel Beckett) and ‘The Bacchae of Baghdad’ (The Abbey). TV roles include ‘Bitter Sweet’, ‘Single-Handed 2’ and ‘My Life is a Jungle’. She currently plays the role of Ama Chisenga on RTÉ’s ‘Fair City’. For more info see www.donnaanita.com
John’s most recent stage performances were as Antigonus in Classic Stage Ireland’s production of ‘The Winters Tale’, and various charactors in ‘Julius Caesar’. Previously played Fred in Harold Pinters ‘Party Time’, Roy in James McClure’s ‘Lonestar’, Fabien in ‘Twelfth Night’ and played many varied roles in Neil Simon’s ‘The Odd Couple’, Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Three Sisters’, Tennessee William’s ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’, ‘Lonely Hearts’ and ‘Only Make Believe’. Films and TV include roles in ‘Veronica Guerin’, ‘Men of Honour’ and ‘Fair City’.
Shane G. Casey
Shane played Duke Vintentio / The Friar in this year’s Production of ‘Measure for Measure’ (Shakespeare at Irish Monuments) and his recent TV/Screen credits include narrating the RTE 1 documentary on Clerys, ‘Children of the Revolution’ (RTE 1), and most recently on TV3’s ‘Red Rock’.) Born into a musical Dublin family, Shane started performing as a drummer in various bands in his teens and made a segue into acting shortly afterwards, appearing in many musical theatre productions.
Joe Devlin (Director)
Joe is one of Ireland’s leading Stanislavski practitioners and is an award winning director and producer. He ran Ireland’s Stanislavski Theatre at The Focus for 11 years where he was responsible for more than 100 productions, winning The Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Award for New Work. He teaches performance at Colaiste Dhulaigh BA Degree Course in association with Wolverhampton University and runs the Dublin Stanislavski Acting Studio. He is currently Artistic Director of Directions Out Theatre.