ALSA

SADHBH BARRETT COAKLEY

Sadhbh is a producer, actor and stage manager from Kerry. She holds a BA in Theatre and Drama Studies from CIT Cork School of Music where she studied performance and production studies including stage management, producing and production management. She completed the Smock Alley Creative Producers GENERATOR training programme and produced three new pieces in Scene + Heard 2017.

Sadhbh is co-artistic director of ALSA Productions a production company based in Cork. ALSA Productions are theatre graduates in residence in CIT Cork School of Music. They are also currently being mentored by Gare St Lazare Ireland as part of their residency in the Everyman Cork. With the company, Sadhbh has produced and stage managed Tomatoes which was in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 and Limerick Fringe 2017.

Freelance producing credits include By All Accounts Two Normal Girls by Stiff & Kitsch (Scene + Heard 2017), Play On Words (Tiger’s Eye Theatre Co, Scene + Heard 2017) and At Odds (Kepler Theatre Co, Scene + Heard 2017).

Her stage managing credits include; My Real Life (Ben Barnes, Irish Tour, 2016/2017), Noël (Ben Barnes, National Opera House, 2016), Animal Farm (Donal Gallagher, CIT Cork School of Music, 2016), Not I (Gaitkrash Theatre Company, Cork Midsummer Festival, 2015).
Acting credits include; Ophelia (directed by Ben Barnes, Theatre Royal Waterford, 2017) the stage manager in Our Town (directed by Ben Barnes, CIT Cork School of Music, 2016), various roles in the Irish Premiere of The Laramie Cycle (directed by Joseph C. Walsh, CIT Cork School of Music, 2015), Norma in Carrie The Musical (Joseph C. Walsh, CIT CSM, 2015) and the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Ciarán Bermingham, CIT CSM, 2013).

AL DALTON

Al is a freelance director, producer and performer. He holds a BA in Theatre and Drama Studies degree from CIT Cork School of Music with a first class honors. Al is co-artistic director of ALSA Productions with Sadhbh Barret Coakley.

Their most recent production Tomatoes premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016. ALSA Productions are currently being mentored by Gare St. Lazare Ireland theatre company during their residency in The Everyman Theatre, Cork. Al is also currently participating on the Fishamble The New Play Company Directing Mentoring Programme with Belltable:Connect facilitated by Jim Culleton.

Directing credits include; Dancing Dogs (assistant director, Farna Theatre Company, Galway Theatre Festival 2017) Will It Fit In The Van? (director, Strive Theatre, Waterford, Cork & Dublin Tour 2017) Tomatoes (director, ALSA Productions, Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Cork Culture Night 2016) Sacrifice at Easter (assistant director, Corcadorca Theatre Company, Cork Midsummer Festival 2016) Boys and Girls (director, TDC Corcadorca, CIT CSM 2016), Singin’ in the Rain (assistant director, Cork Opera House 2015) The Gas Heart (co-director, Wrong Side Up Theatre Company, Cork Culture Night 2014).

Producing credits include; Tomatoes (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 & Limerick Fringe 2017), Blood Wedding (Regina Crowley, CIT CSM BA in Theatre & Drama Studies, 2017), the Irish Premiere of CARRIE The Musical (Joseph C. Walsh, CIT CSM, 2015) that was awarded the BICS National Award for Best Event 2015, and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Johnathan Tweedie, CIT CSM, 2014).

Recent performance credits include; Swim/Stroke (ALSA Productions, SHOW, TDC Corcadorca, 2016), Our Town (Ben Barnes, CIT CSM, 2016), Irish Premiere of the The Laramie Cycle (Joseph C. Walsh, CIT CSM, 2015). He has also performed twice with the National Youth Theatre in association with NAYD in 2007 (The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Peacock Theatre, Gyorgy Vidovszky) & 2008 (A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Peacock Theatre, Gyorgy Vidovszky).

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