About

About

Mary Curtin (Artistic Advisor)

Mary Curtin has many directing credits to her name including WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by Edward Albee; PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward; Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE; SAME TIME NEXT YEAR by Bernard Slade;; TRANSLATIONS by Brian Friel and his play LOVERS; WINNERS AND LOSERS. In 1995 she devised and directed a showcase of the work of Oscar Wilde titled A WI…LDE NIGHT for the Irish Operatic Repertory Company. She was casting director for the Irish film RAZOR FISH starring Brenda Fricker. In 2005-2006 Mary was invited by Kerry Records to devise and direct CHRISTMAS FROM A CELTIC TABLE and IRISH LOVE AND LYRICS in Los Angeles and Arizona. Her adaptation of the work of Ruth Draper, VANITY, VAPOURS, AND DIZZY DEBUTANTES featured in the Cork Midsummer Festival 2007. That same year Mary devised and directed I’M AN ACTOR, GIVE ME A BREAK! (based on the work of New York writer Ken Friedman) at UCC’S Granary Theatre. For Opera 2005 she presented A GALA VALENTINE CONCERT and BRAVO! In 2006 she adapted and directed Brecht’s THE THREEPENNY OPERA and was drama coach for two master classes. In 2010 Mary directed YARDSALE by Arnold Wesker and the highly successful THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion starring Gerry McLaughlin. In 2011 she directed two plays written by Denise Quinn, LUCY BASTIBLE and BARDOT BITES. In 2012 she directed the hugely popular CALENDAR GIRLS for Proscenium Productions in Association with Everyman Theatre. In 2013 Mary devised and directed LADIES OF JANE based on the writings of Jane Austen, in association with Empire Line Productions which opened on Culture Night in Fota Hse and later in Salterbridge Hse in Co. Waterford. She also directed DISARMING DIVAS AND SPICY ROLES for the opera company La Voce Donna. In November of 2013, she was invited by University College Cork to give a monologue workshop to the 3rd year students in the Theatre and Drama Studies Course. Mary is in constant demand as a drama coach and voice coach and works privately preparing people for auditions, exams and public speaking.