Gemma Reeves – General Manager
Bookkeeper – Seerish Sanassy
Board of Directors
Gerry Smyth (Chair)
Dr Tanya Dean
Rough Magic believes that it thrives as part of a strong, connected sector. As an established company, with substantial experience of theatre practice in Ireland, we believe it is our reponsibility – but also our pleasure – to share our knowledge, resources, and space with other theatre-makers.
The company has maintained its commitment towards providing support to individual artists and emerging companies. This comprises the provision of office space and facilities, as well as general mentoring support. In recent years this provision has included Malaprop, Bitter Like A Lemon, HotForTheatre, TheEmergencyRoom, Sarah Jane Shiels, Shane O’Reilly, Theatre Lovett, ADVANCE programme participants Jody O’Neill and Tracy Martin, and the many artists connected to Independent Producers-in-Residence Jen Coppinger and more recently Aisling O’Brien.
Artists and companies who have received Production Support from Rough Magic over the recent years include: ANU Productions, Bright Light Productions, White Label, Denis Clohessy, Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, Shaun Dunne & Talking Shop Ensemble, Making Strange Theatre Company, Zoe Ni Riordain, Pageant Wagon, Playgroup, Aoife Spillane-Hinks, Then This Theatre, Dylan Tighe, Underscore_Productions and WillFredd Theatre
The company will continue to serve as a creative hub of Irish theatre, providing support to participants on our Artist Development programmes and sharing resources with individual artists including SEEDS graduates Tom Creed and Sarah Jane Shiels, Rough Magic writer-in-residence Amy Conroy, leading theatre-makers Theatre Lovett, and emerging companies such as Red Bear and Reality Check. This helps to strengthen Rough Magic’s place at the beating heart of Irish theatre, underpinning its role in nurturing the next generation of talent while also forming alliances with like-minded theatre-makers, and promoting the company’s own continued vitality though exposure to ground-breaking artists and ideas.