Sarah Jane Scaife
Sarah Jane Scaife, Artistic Director, Company SJ, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin, researches and directs Beckett nationally and internationally (London, New York, Greece, India, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Mongolia, America and Georgia). Company SJ is currently touring their Beckett in the City series of work, which includes: Beckett in the City: Rough For Theatre I and Act Without Words II, Beckett in the City: Fizzles and Beckett in the City: The Women Speak. Sarah Jane has worked on the translation into Mandarin of Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats… and continues to conduct projects in several higher education institutions in China and Singapore.
Sculptural Figure Design
Roman Paska is a writer, director, filmmaker and puppeteer. His original theater productions, under two successive company names, Theater for the Birds and Dead Puppet, include The End of the World, God Mother Radio, Dead Puppet Talk, Echo in Camera and Schoolboy Play, commissioned and presented by Linz '09 European Capital of Culture and the National Theatre of Portugal. He directed August Strindberg's Dreamplay with puppets for its centennial at the Stockholm Stadsteater, and was for several years director of the Institut International de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mézières, France. His magical-realist documentary, Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy, with John Turturro, premiered at the Venice Film Festival and Lincoln Center, New York.
Lianne O’ Shea has worked with Company SJ since 2008, most recently when they toured Beckett in the City: The Women Speak to the Irish Arts Centre in New York following it’s run in the Dublin Fringe Festival. She has previously toured with Act Without Words II to locations including London, New York and Enniskillen. As part of Absolut Fringe 2013 she lit the company's production of Rough for Theatre I in conjunction with Act Without Words II, and subsequently toured with these to Tokyo and the Barbican, London. She holds an MA in Directing for Theatre from UCD.
Ger works as a sculptor, visual artist, designer, maker and educator. His expertise and experience encompasses the fields of practice associated with Visual and Spectacle Arts, Theatre and Film. Recent shows he has designed include 'Frnkstn', Theatre Lovett, Abbey Theatre2018, 'The Circus Animals Desertion' BrokenTalkers DTF2016, 'Recovery' PAC2016, 'Me too' Barnstorm, 2015, 'Bake!' 2014. He graduated from The Lir Academy Trinity in 2015, awarded an MFA with distinction. He completed his BA in Fine Art Sculpture NCAD in 2002.
Raymond is a clown, actor, puppeteer, theatre maker, teacher and director. He was a founding member of the multi-award winning Barabbas Theatre Company.
Raymond first worked with Sarah Jane Scaife back in 1991/92 under the company name of ‘Throwin Shapes’ exploring the works of W.B. Yeats and Samuel Beckett. Since the formation of Company SJ he has performed in Beckett in the City: Act Without Words 11 & Rough for Theatre One, Beckett in the City: Fizzles and now Company. There is no better place for Raymond to be.
Other recent performances include Ulysses at The Abbey Theatre and The Taming of the Shrew at The Globe Theatre.
Tim Martin worked in the Sound business for over 30 years, recording music with countless International Artists spanning many genres. TV and Film work includes: Other Voices 2008-2014, The Commitments, The Last of The Mohicans, and Neverland 1 & 2 among others. Theatre projects include: Samuel Beckett's Company (1900/1991), Yeats' The King of the Great Clock Tower (1994), Beckett in the City: Fizzles (2014), Beckett in the City: The Women (2015/17) [www.allmusic.com/artist/tim- martin-p102365/credits/date-asc/100]
Sinead has worked with many theatre companies over the years including Rough Magic, Cois Ceim, Performance coroporation, Landmark, Oroboros, Hotfortheatre, recent credits: Dublin By Lamplight (Corn Exchange); The Remains of Maisie Duggan (Peacock Theatre) The Bloody Irish (Greenore) Beckett in the city: The Women Speak (Company SJ,) Borstal Boy (Gaiety and Verdant); Sinead Costumed RTE’s commemoration concert ‘Centenary’ 2016 and is currently teaching costume design in the School of Drama, Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD.
Aaron Kelly is a visual arts & theatre production manager and AV designer. His most recent installations include Jesse Jones 'Tremble Tremble' at Venice Art Biennale 2017 & and it's subsequent international tour.
Kathryn’s career spans a variety of event management, film, television and theatre projects. With a background in Arts Administration she started working with Rough Magic Theatre productions in the late 1980's. She was Event Management for Temple Bar Properties in the early 1990's organising events as varied as The Temple Bar Blues Festival, outdoor Cinema and Exhibitions. She progressed to various roles in feature film and television productions. She is co-founder and director of Saffron Pictures. She has produced all of Company SJ work in Ireland and on tour since 2014.
Stephen Dodd is a Lighting Designer based in Dublin, and trained at The Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College. Recent lighting designs include: For Irish National Opera / United Fall: Orfeo ed Euridice (Galway International Arts Festival 2018) For Liz Roche; Company: Wrongheaded (Dublin Dance Festival 2018); For United Fall / Emma Martin: Girl Song (Dublin Theatre; Festival 2017); Dancehall (Dublin Theatre Festival 2015). For Dead Centre: Hamnet (The Peacock Theatre 2017); Chekhov’s First Play (Dublin Theatre Festival 2015); LIPPY (The Young Vic 2015); For Brokentalkers: The Circus; Animal’s Desertion (Dublin Theatre Festival 2016).
Additional Sound Editing
Ciaran is a Grammy award-winning sound engineer and music producer whose credits include 5 Irish Film and Television Award-winning scores (Score Mixer/Recording), the music of U2, Steve Martin, Dario Marianelli, Elvis Costello, The Chieftains, Metallica and The Blue Nile. Film work includes Albert Nobbs (music composed by Brian Byrne and starring Glenn Close) and The Little Stranger (music composed by Stephen Rennicks and starring Donal Gleeson ) He has been involved in numerous PBS TV events including Celtic Thunder and a new US/Canadian production Irish: The Musical.As co-owner of Cauldron Studios in Dublin he recorded and mixed hundreds of albums, alongside television and live stage projects such as the BBC —produced Loving Miss Hatto.Sound Designer for Heartbeat of Home 2018 world tour includes, China, Germany, UK, Australia and Ireland
Kilian Waters is an award winning filmmaker and video designer. He was originally trained in video and film production but has been designing video for theatre for over a decade.
He has worked with many of Ireland's leading theatre companies in this time including Broken Talkers, ANU, The Abbey Theatre, The Gate, Talking Shop, Willfredd Theatre, Company SJ, Upstate Theatre, CoisCeim, Junk Ensemble and Theatreclub. His cinematic work includes Falling out of Standing (CoisCeim and ANU) The Far Side (Upstate Theatre), Mechanic (winner best short Galway Film Fleadh 2013), Come Into The Gardens (JDIFF official selection 2014), Abacus (Brokentalkers). Recent video art work includes 'Seen and Not Heard' as part of 'School Portraits' a joint exhibition in Draíocht. His work has toured extensively and featured on stages and screens around the world.
Futoshi works as a theatre photographer with the experience of more than fourteen years. He is also a professor of Studies in Media, Image, and Body at Waseda University in Tokyo. His areas of expertise are Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, and Contemporary Theatre.