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Performing Arts – Creative Producers

James Riordan

November 2023

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Residency in partnership with Ealaín Na Gealtachta

James (he/him) is a theatre maker from Galway and is Artistic Director of Brú Theatre. Brú’s most recent show, Not A Word, a merging of mask theatre and live
music based on the experience of Irish navvies, premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival in 2023. He is digital artist in residence with the University of Galway and most recently directed the flagship Macnas parade this October in Galway and Dublin.

While on residency, James will be working on a new show to be premiered next summer, along with adapting Ó’Conaires short stories for performance.