Sugarglass Are…

Marc Atkinson

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Artistic Director & Lighting Designer

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Marc is a director from Ireland, the UK and Catalonia. Marc co-founded Sugarglass whose work has toured internationally. Productions include the Irish premiere of Philip Ridley’s Tender Napalm; All Hell Lay Beneath, named a “Cultural Highlight of 2012” by The Irish Times; and Ethica – a production of Beckett shorts for International Human Rights Day in Ireland and Bulgaria, by invitation of the Irish President. Marc recently directed Outlying Islands by David Greig in NYC; worked as a directing assistant for Ivo Van Hove at Toneelgroep Amsterdam; and was the assistant director for No’s Knife at The Old Vic in London. Marc is the winner of the Jennifer Johnston Directing Bursary and was awarded the Tuckerman and Shubert Presidential Scholarships for directing. Marc graduated with an MFA from Columbia University in 2016, under the mentorship of Anne Bogart.

Jack Berrill

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Executive Producer

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Jack Berrill is a co-founder and Executive Producer of Sugarglass. In what might be considered a ‘curveball’, he is also the co-founder and COO of dental software company OralEye. Jack excels in tormenting people, always having an answer, and knowing a guy.

Ferdia Cahill

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Technical Manager

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Ferdia Cahill is a Dublin based designer, actor and production manager . He attended the Gaiety School of Acting from 2002 through to 2008 after which he sat Drama and Theatre Studies at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin where he studied acting, advanced stage design, theatre management, advanced directing and technical theatre. While at Trinity he also trained with Raymond Keane and Sarah Jane Scaife in Clown and movement respectively. He is a founding member of the Dublin Shakespeare Festival and sat on its committee as Venue Manager from 2009-2013. As production manager he has worked with Painted Filly Theatre on Bypass as part of Dublin Fringe 2012, Sarah Jane Scaife on At the Hawks Well at the Samuel Beckett Centre 2013, 10 Days in Dublin Festival 2013, Renters Theatre Company on theDUBLINtrilogy 2013, Collaborations 2014, To Space by Niamh Shaw as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014 and most recently with SugarGlass Theatre on Lapse, 5 Minutes Later, The Seagull and Besieged 2014.

Christina Matthews

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Company Manager

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Christina Matthews is a freelance drama practitioner based in Dublin, who focuses on stage management and facilitation. She holds a B.A. in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College, where she specialized in Community Drama, Devising and Theatre Management, and a diploma in Stage Management from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She is the Artistic Director of Droichead Youth Theatre , and regularly facilitates and directs for the company, in addition to managing administration, promotion and artistic development of the group. She is also a founder of the Dublin Shakespeare Festival, for whom she designed the Community Outreach Programme.

Recent stage management credits include The Prophet of Monto in the Axis Theatre, The Dumb Waiter, Macbeth and Little Shop of Horrors in Players Theatre, The Pig Organ in the Little Duke Theatre, The Importance of Being Earnest and Don Juan in Soho in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, John and Josie in the Project Cube and Ann and Barry: What kind of time do you call this? in NCAD as part of Fringefest 2009.

Recent directing credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Whodunnit? and Dream Roulette in the Droichead Arts Centre, Out of Your Mind, Caged and Secret Project Seven with Independent Youth Theatre, As You Like it and Semantics for the Dublin Shakespeare Festival, and Stopping the Spread for the International Society for Microbiology. She is currently developing a devised show with Droichead Youth Theatre which is supported by the Arts Council’s Young Ensemble Scheme and Leargas.

Colm McNally

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Lead Company Designer

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Colm Mc Nally is an award winning lighting and set designer based between Ireland and the USA. A recent graduate of the MFA in stage design program at The Lir, Dublin, Colm is one of the founding members of Sugarglass Theatre. To date he has been the lead designer on all Sugarglass productions. Outside of the company Colm works closely with multiple other artists and companies in varying roles, Collaborators include Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, Maria Nillson-Waller and Gúna Núa Theatre company. In addition to his design work Colm also orgs in a technical capacity in the theatre having worked as chief electrician at the Gate Theatre Dublin, Production manager for 10 Days in Dublin Arts Festival and Master Site Carpenter for the Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe. Colm’s work has been described as: “suberbly designed”, “exceptional use of space” – Irish theatre Magazine, “too beautiful” – The Irish Times.