Davey Kelleher | Director


Davey Kelleher


Davey is guest tutor and director at The Lir Academy, an associate artist at The Civic, Dublin, and a director and playwriting mentor for Tenderfoot, The Civic’s youth arts apprenticeship theatre programme. He holds an MFA (Distinction) in Theatre Directing from The Lir Academy and a BA (Hons) in Drama Studies & English Literature, from Trinity College Dublin. His work with INO includes directing Conor Mitchell’s A Message for Marty (or “The Ring”) for INO’s 20 Shots of Opera series 2020. He was assistant director for Verdi’s Aida (INO) and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (Wide Open Opera), and has also directed outreach projects with Music Generation and Maynooth University. Theatre directing credits include Michelle Read’s Bang! for Dublin Theatre Festival 2020 & 2021, A Short Cut To Happiness for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Nominated - Scotsman Mental Health Award), comic drama Seahorse, multi-form music & puppetry works, Glowworm and Birdy, spoken-word sci-fi, These Lights, and the geopolitical allegory The Olive Tree, which has toured internationally. He produced the revival and tour of TRYST with Sickle Moon Productions (The Civic/Project Arts Centre/Lyric Theatre Belfast/VAULT London), and has worked as an associate director with the Cork Opera House (ProdiJig: The Revolution, The Wizard of Oz, and The Cork Proms).

September 2021