The Lightwriters


Laura Brennan has acted from a young age and has trained in acting and directing. She appeared in the Irish Television (TG4) documentary ‘An Diabhal ag an Damhsa’, 2009.

Sinead Hawkins has been involved in drama from the age of five and was part of numerous performances with the Wexford Pantomime Society. She was an extra for both the TV3 2009 series ‘The Tudors’, and the RTÉ television docudrama ‘Stardust’ 2006. Sinead is also an accomplished singer and member of the Wexford Light Opera Society.

Noelle Kielty began her career acting in a number of productions for Roscommon Youth Theatre, and the Breffni Players. She appeared in a number of short film sketches including Macbeth with The Galway Film Company and The Quinapulus Players.  Noelle also featured in ‘Siblings Squabbles’ the radio drama on ROS Radio FM.

Avril Lahiff has been a member of Leitrim-based street theatre group Drumshambles, for the last six years. She has co-written and performed puppet shows with Aón Sceal Puppet Theatre since 2008. Avril has won awards for her stagecraft and design of The Breffni Players 2009 production, ‘By The Bog Of Cats’, and is currently designing and stage-managing for Andy Crook’s upcoming show ‘Wish I Were’, for the Absolute Fringe festival in Dublin.

Tara Lewis has directed and choreographed carnivals and events including St Patrick’s Festival Dublin. As a Latin Percussionist she specialized in Cuban music with One Voice Music, Manchester. She was the director of the Sligo, Ireland-based percussion ensemble Samboeire for two years and drum technician for the Buena Vista Social Club, Irish tour 2008. During the 2009 production of Tom Murphy’s ‘The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant’ at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin, she was costume assistant to Joan O’Clery.

Arlo Liddy was involved with The Breffni Players in 2010, as a stage op and is currently a member of Drumshambles, a street performance group, performing in a wide range of venues including the up-coming Electric Picnic 2010.

Aodan O’Connor has had 16 years of stage acting experience, and continues his training in performing arts at IT Sligo.

Kathryn Reynolds has acting and directing credits for a number of college theatre and Sligo Drama Society productions. She has a chorus role in Andrew Flynn’s ‘Tarry Flynn’ at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway, 2010 and a small role in Stephen P. Kenny’s upcoming feature film ‘Blood, Sweat and Wars’. She will play Lady Capulet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in Galway’s NUIG Theatre and Blue in ‘Yellow Square’ at the Electric Picnic

Lorcan Strain has a background in voice, acting and movement theatre, with 11 years dance training. He has appeared in numerous dance productions and drama workshops, and has had lead roles in many productions including with The Letterkenny Musical Society. In 2007 he performed as part of the production ‘One Last Petal, One Last Flame’ with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.