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Marcus Bateson | Director

Marcus is an award winning playwright and theatre director, based between Cork and Dublin. He is a graduate of BA Drama Studies and English Literature at Trinity College Dublin, where he was an active member of the Dublin University Players Society, working as the Festivals and Workshops Coordinator in 2018/19. He is the Director of Mac Tíre Theatre, which has showcased his writing in The Samuel Beckett Theatre, The Workman’s Club, and Smock Alley Theatre and The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.

He has produced and written work online recently, with writing projects including “The Bedroom Plays” and “The Sanctuary Project” which were shared on Social Media. His play A Man of no Importance was recently awarded the Larry Kramer Bursary by the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.

His work reflects on themes of queer identities, class, loneliness and capitalism. Aside from theatre, he has also worked as an editor and writer for The University Times and GCN. He is currently studying Radio Broadcasting in Cork.

Charlotte O’Reilly | Director

Charlotte is an Irish actor, choreographer, drama teacher and director based in Paris, France. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, and is currently studying performance in L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. She has performed in over 30 plays in venues including The Samuel Beckett Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre, The O’Reilly Theatre and Farmleigh House.

Inspired by her studies in The Samuel Beckett Summer School as well as her background in Medicinal Chemistry, she is interested in theatre which analyses and engages with the anatomical body.