Sarah Jane Scaife
Sarah Jane Scaife is the Artistic Director of Company SJ, which was formed in 2009, but has its roots back as far as the 1990s. In the early 1990s Sarah Jane Scaife founded the theatre company Throwin' Shapes, which specialised in the works of W. B. Yeats and Samuel Beckett. The present company looks to fuse performance and research as an active artistic engagement between the two, presenting the work of Samuel Beckett and W. B. Yeats from and for a 21st century Ireland, and through that initial exploration for a wider international audience. Company SJ collaborate closely with renowned Irish actor Raymond Keane (Barabbas Theatre Company), they are currently working on Company SJ's new piece based on Beckett's prose piece Fizzles, which will premiere in Ireland in September 2014. Company SJ is very fortunate to work with another of Ireland's leading physical actors, Bryan Burroughs, since 2009 and with musician and actor Trevor Knight since 2013.
Raymond is co-founder and Artistic Director of Barabbas Theatre Company. Now in its eighteenth year, Barabbas continues to produce its unique form of theatre on the Irish and international stage. The company's acclaimed production of Lennox Robinson's The Whiteheaded Boy completed a six-city tour of the USA culminating at BAM's Next Wave Festival in 1999. Circus written and directed by Raymond played the 2009 Festival of Arts and Ideas New Haven.
More recently he directed The Cambria by Donal O'Kelly for Benbo Productions, which played the Irish Arts Centre New York earlier this year before touring to The Harare Festival of Arts in Zambia and Luaska in Zimbabwe. For Benbo he also directed The Hand by Donal O'Kelly, playing the Villar Centre, Beaver Creek, Colorado in 2003 Raymond has just made his opera directorial debut on Pagliacci at The Everyman Palace in Cork Ireland.
He has taught and continues to teach his theatre practice in Ireland and internationally in institutions such as The Lir Academy for Dramatic Arts Dublin, The Samuel Beckett Department of Drama Trinity College Dublin, University Colleges Dublin, Galway, Cork and Maynooth, The Gaiety School of Acting Dublin, Dartmouth College Hanover U.S.A. Yale University, New Haven Connecticut USA, Aberystwyth University Wales, Circus School Aarhus Denmark and Queens University Belfast.
He is currently working with Sarah Jane Scaife on Samuel Beckett's prose pice Fizzles for the Dublin Tiger Fringe Festival 2014.
Kilian Waters is an award winning filmmaker and video designer for theatre. His video design work to date includes By the Bog of Cats (Abbey), Samuel Beckett’s Fizzles (Company SJ), Come Into The Gardens (OT Platform), The Far Side (Brokentalkers & Upstate Theatre), The BlueBoy, In Real Time, Silver Stars(Brokentalkers), This Is Still Life (Brokentalkers & Dublin Youth Theatre), Drinking Dust, The Rain Party (Junk Ensemble), A Dream Play (National Youth Theatre) and
The Colleen Bawn (Bedrock Productions) among many other collaborations. His work has been seen in theatres and cinemas throughout the world.
Tim Martin has 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 (1990–1991), Yeats' The King of the Great Clock Tower (1994), Samuel Beckett’s Fizzles (2014).
Paul Keogan’s recent lighting designs include; Breaking Dad (Landmark Productions),
The Risen People, Drum Belly (Abbey), No Man’s Land
and Firebird (English National Ballet), Hansel and Gretel (Royal Ballet), Tiny Plays For Ireland 1 and 2 (Fishamble: The New Play Company), A Tale of Two Cities (Theatre Royal), The Hairy Ape and Woyzeck (Corcadorca),
(Gate Theatre), The Walworth Farce (Druid), Angel/Babel
(Operating Theatre, Dublin).
Kathryn Lennon'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 productions. She is co-founder and director of Saffron Pictures.
Lianne O’Shea has worked with Company SJ since 2008, touring 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. Additional lighting design credits include The Steward of Christendom (Various) and The Drunkard (Samuel Beckett Theatre). She holds an MA in Directing for Theatre from UCD, most recently directing Foreign Bodies at Project Arts Centre.
Hazel Coonagh is a Dublin based photographer. She has a BA in Visual Communications and has been building up her photographic portfolio for a number of years. Over this time Her main focus is in editorial work, especially that which centres around music, fashion, art and culture.
Futoshi Sakauchi an associate professor of Studies in Media, Image, and Body at Waseda University. His areas of expertise are physical representation theory and theatre theory. He also works as a theatre photographer in Ireland and in Japan with the experience of more than ten years, and has worked for Company SJ & Barabbas, Gúna Nua Theatre Company, Storytellers Theatre Company, Calypso Theatre, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Civic Theatre, The Abbey Theatre, The Ark, Gaiety School of Acting, Bewley's Cafe Theatre, and Theatre XCai.