Local Actor, Director, Producer Kieran Griffiths has joined the Playhouse team as our new 2013 Theatre Producer!
As 2013 Playhouse Theatre Producer Kieran will be responsible for the production and co-production and touring of new theatre work in The Playhouse over the City of Culture year.
Kieran was artistic director of Ki Productions, whose last production 'The last Five Years' featuring Peter Corry sold out at The Playhouse last September, and has extensive experience in a theatre environment, managing complex arts projects and leading teams in the delivery of high quality theatre.
Kieran has hit the ground running in his new role, which is funded by 2013 Culture Company, and has begun his work with BAFTA award winning Film and TV director Kenny Glenaan as rehearsals begin in earnest this month for The Playhouse's first production for City of Culture 2013.
Best known for his work with the award winning ‘Spooks' for BBC and ‘Wired' for ITV Kenny Glenaan has come on board to direct a brand new play by multi award winning writer Seamas Keenan, ‘Over the Wire', which will run at The Playhouse from Monday 14- Saturday 19 January 2013. The new play tells the story of five normal, bright young men in the aftermath of the burning of Long Kesh.
The newly announced local cast are Martin Bradley, Jim Lecky, Michael McDaid, Andy Doherty, Geoff Coke and Pat Lynch.
"We are so excited to have Kieran on board for the wonderful journey this city has begun" Pauline Ross at The Playhouse said.
"This Playhouse prides itself in its work commissioning, producing and touring dynamic new theatre work that resonates strongly with audiences in Northern Ireland and beyond. The Playhouse has proposed a very full and vibrant programme of theatre productions to the Culture Company 2013, and we're delighted to have their support to welcome Kieran on board and look forward to his unique contribution to the exciting year of theatre ahead in our UK City of Culture year!"
Kieran Griffith, Pauline Ross and Kenny Glenaan