Aoife Spillane-Hinks is a director who works in Ireland and the United States. She is the co-founder of Then This Theatre and an associate artist with PICT Classic Theatre. Her American credits include Sharon’s Grave, Waiting for Godot, and Our Class (PICT Classic Theatre, Pittsburgh), and her Irish credits include Spotless (Rise Productions/Then This Theatre); So Where Do We Begin? (Sugar Coat Theatre); Holy Mary by Eoin Colfer (Breda Cashe Productions); Wringer (Bewley’s Café Theatre); Collected Stories and The Yellow Wallpaper (Then This Theatre); Creditors (The New Theatre); Pilgrim (The Gonzo Theatre/Edinburgh and Dublin Fringe Festivals); The Motherfucker with the Hat (ORion Productions); Run / Don’t Run (Project Arts Centre/National Tour); The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin (Abbey Theatre); Plaza Suite and Serious Money (Rough Magic); Hamlet (Second Age); Boston Marriage (Gate Theatre/Dublin Theatre Festival); Broken Promise Land (RTÉ Radio Drama on One and national tour); King John, True Pirates Never Die, The Miser, and As You Like It (Gaiety School of Acting).
Aoife has also curated and directed events for the Abbey Theatre Community and Education Department and for the International Literature Festival Dublin. She trained as a director on the Rough Magic SEEDS programme. She holds a BA in Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University and an MA in Drama and Theatre Studies from NUI Galway. She has taught directing in NUI Galway’s MA programme and acting at the Gaiety School of Acting, and currently teaches at the Lir Academy.