Ali Hardiman

Writer / Scarlett

Ali Hardiman is a graduate of The Gaiety School of Acting (2016) and The Bow Street Academy (2017).

As a writer, Ali performed in her debut self penned comedy play Electric which enjoyed a successful sell out run in Theatre Upstairs Dublin in 2018 and received 4 and 5 star reviews. It is currently on tour around Ireland & The UK.Her second play Disconnected ran at The New Theatre Temple Bar in January 2019 with a sell out two week run. 

As an actress Ali will feature in film Metal Heart directed by Hugh O’Conor for Treasure Entertainment which is on cinema release from June 28th 2019. 

Other Film/TV credits include Leave To Remain (RTE & Treasure Entertainment), A Different Kind Of Day, directed by Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mermaid Productions), Bernard Dunne’s Mythical Hereos, Season 1 and 2 (RTE2), Assassins (TV3) and Breastfriends directed by Eleanor Rogers. 

Theatre Credits include Electric (Theatre Upstairs), Disconnected (The New Theatre), Proclamation (Smock Alley Theatre) and Inside The GPO (Fishamble).

Ali is represented by The Agency and Marianne Gunn O'Connor.

Ericka Roe

Joni

Ericka studied at Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting, graduating in 2017. Since then she has been kept busy in both theatre, film and tv productions. In the past year, Ericka has been cast as series regular Alannah Shorey in the new crime drama “Dublin Murders”, based on bestselling novels by Tana French, which will be aired on BBC, STARZ and RTE this Autumn. Ericka recently finished filming Element Film’s feature film “Herself” playing the role of Amy, this is written by Clare Dunne & Malcolm Campbell and is directed by Phyllida Lloyd, which is in post-production. Ericka’s other screen credits include Tina in RTE’s crime drama “Taken Down”,  Ericka in “A Different Kind of Day” directed by Maria Doyle Kennedy and Shauna in “Jelly Baby” directed by Naomi Fagan. 

Ericka is also the co-founder of theatre company The Breadline Collective and has originated the roles of Charleigh in Thommas Kane Byrne’s Stewart Parker Thrust Award-nominated play “Say Nothin’ to No One” Project Arts Centre directed by Amilia Stewart, and Amber in Kane Byrne’s second play “Well That’s What I Heard” Theatre Upstairs. Her other theatre credits include performer in “NASSIM” by Nassim Soleimanpour which is an unrehearsed performance, Mary in Veronica Dyas’ “My Son, My Son” Project Arts Centre,  Ilse in Ill-Advised Theatre Company’s “Spring Awakening The Musical” Smock Alley Theatre and Paula in “The Boy with the Halogyn Hair” by Eddie Naughton.

CLARE MAGUIRE- Director

Clare Maguire graduated from Rose Bruford College with a BA Hons in Acting & Theatre Studies.  For the past 20 years she has worked as director, teacher and actor.

Directing credits include: 'The Wickedness of Oz' (Breda Cashe Productions - The Project 2019) 'The Fattest Dancer in St Bernadettes' (Breadline Collective - The Lir, Dublin Fringe 2018), 'The Shaughraun' (Smock Alley Summer Production 2018) 'Electric' (ILA Productions - Theatre Upstairs) 'Bronte' (Illustrated Productions - Smock Alley Theatre, The Mill) 'The Wickedness of Oz' (Fishamble SIAB 2016 -  Bewleys, Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival - ZeBBie Award Winner - Best Radio Play 2016) 'Cornerstones' (Runcible Spoon - Smock Alley Theatre, Civic Theatre). 

SAM HARDIMAN - Sound Design

Sam is a final year Music Student in Trinity College Dublin. Having composed music and created sound design for a number of theatre productions in college with Trinity Players, Sam went on to work in professional theatre. Credits include Disconnected (Scene + Heard Festival/The New Theatre), Viva Voce (Dublin Fringe Festival), Well That's What I Heard (Theatre Upstairs) and Electric (Theatre Upstairs), which received a 5 Star Review from The Arts Review and 4 Stars from The Reviews Hub. He has also composed music for multiple film projects with IADT Film students and is keen to further establish himself as a Composer and Sound Designer of note.

URSULA MCGINN - Set Design 

Ursula is a theatre-maker working as a director, designer and stage manager. Her directing credits include Luna (in development, Bombinate Theatre); Macbeth (Playacting Youth Theatre, 2018) and To Be A Bird (Dublin Youth Theatre, 2018). Recent assistant directing credits include infinity (Dublin Fringe 2018) and blackcatfishmuskeeter (Camden People’s Theatre, 2018).

Design credits include Susie and the Story Shredder (Dublin Fringe, 2018) Electric (Theatre Upstairs, 2018 & National Tour 2019); Peep (Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 2018); Half Light (Dublin Fringe 2016, First Fortnight 2017, Irish National Tour 2018) and King Lear (Gaiety School of Acting, 2017). She is a co-founder of Bombinate Theatre, an award-winning collective of emerging theatre makers, creating work for families and young audiences.

Ursula is an alumna of Dublin Youth Theatre, and holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College.

SHANE GILL - Lighting Design 

Shane Gill is a freelance lighting designer based in Dublin and a recent graduate of University College Dublin with a BSc in Astrophysics. He started in theatre while in UCD dramsoc where he served as theatre and tech manager. Recent design credits include Viva Voce(Dublin fringe festival), Disconnected(New Theatre), Test Dummy, Electric, I See You (Theatre Upstairs), Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin, The Boys(Reality:check productions), The Shaughraun (Smock Alley Theatre) and Wickedness of Oz(Project Arts Centre). 

'glitter, gusto and heart'