Thursday, 27 September 2012

Agent 160 in Belfast: Directors

Aislinn Clarke

Aislinn Clarke is a writer/director based in Belfast. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Northern Ireland's only audio theatre company Wireless Mystery Theatre and has also recently founded Fickle Favours, a platform company for female writers, actors, and directors in theatre. Aislinn also freelances as a writer, director, script editor, and filmmaker. She has directed a total of 15 short films, documentaries, and musical video inserts. Her work has been broadcast on BBC, UTV, and RTE. Aislinn's most recent film, The Lighthouse Keepers, was funded by NI Screen and produced by Stirling TV. It will be released later this month. She has also directed work for radio that has been broadcast on BBC Ulster, BBC Scotland, RTE, as well as on Radio stations in Leeds, Southampton, Nova Scotia, and Atlanta. Aislinn has directed extensively for the stage, working with pre-existing work as well as her own work, adaptations and new commissions. Her work has been on the main stages of Belfast's Grand Opera House, The Lyric Theatre, The Ulster Hall, as well as in arts centres, theatres, and festivals all across Ireland. Wireless Mystery Theatre have also had a 4* star run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and have performed by request at Stormont Parliament Buildings and with such writers as Carlo Gebler and Ciaran Carson. Aislinn also does the odd turn as an actress herself if the situation calls for it.

Moninne Dargan

Moninne Dargan is a co-founding member of Belfast’s respected, female led, skewiff theatre company. Moninne most recently directed 'Who Pulls the Strings?' a piece devised with a group of volunteer performers for Friends of the Earth on Culture Night, Belfast. She was one of the inaugural directors for Lunchbox Theatre Company, directing Myra Dryden's Out Of My Head, and previously directed skewiff’s production of Gary Owen's The Drowned World which the company took on tour. Moninne is a freelance workshop facilitator and freelance drama tutor; previous projects have included working in schools for Replay theatre company and with women’s and community groups. Moninne is also an accomplished actress and has acted in (amongst others) Vittoria Cafolla's The Ex Files (rehearsed reading MAC), Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, (Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival) Shannon Yee's Hatch, Cafolla's The Waiting Room, (Belfast Fringe) Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, (Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival) David Robson's A Few Small Repairs, and Lee Blessing 's Eleemosynary, (Old Museum Arts Centre). She has a particular interest in the Michael Chekhov technique and continues to train with Jorg Andrees (Dublin and Berlin).

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